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Join us for the 41st annual NOFA Summer Conference: August 14-16, 2015. The conference is a dynamic and diverse gathering of people working at the intersections of organic agriculture and gardening, food justice, land management, education, carbon sequestration, environment and health.

The three-day NOFA Summer Conference comes to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on August 14-16! With 150+ workshops on farming, gardening, nutrition, land care, food politics, and more as well as special workshops for teens and children, the Summer Conference has a little something for everyone.

Consider submitting a workshop proposal conveying your knowledge and skill in organic food and farming for the 41st annual 2015 NOFA Summer Conference - August 14-16, 2015 at UMASS Amherst. 

Would you like to offer a workshop conveying your knowledge and skill in organic food and farming? If so, please consider submitting a workshop proposal for the 41st annual 2015 NOFA Summer Conference – the Northeast’s foremost conference for pioneers of organic agriculture and sustainable living. It will be held from August 14-16, 2015 at UMASS Amherst. The workshops are 90 minutes long. We have confirmed two keynote speakers: consumer activist, Ronnie Cummins, and medical doctor and nutritional consultant, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.

The Soil and Nutrition Conference has, since the first conference four years ago, been making connections between soil, plant, animal, and human health. The 2015 Soil and Nutrition Conference offers a wonderful line-up of presenters, including two of the five presenters, John Slack and Bryan O'Hara, interviewed below.

As 2014 draws to a close, I am excited by what 2015 will bring. For many, December is a busy time chock full of celebratory events. January typically offers us a bit more solitude, and some time to reflect and set goals for the new year. The Winter Conference takes place at a very fitting time. Leading up to the conference, conference goers can reflect on the year past, take some time to learn new concepts and techniques, and begin to set goals for the coming year.

At the 2015 Winter Conference, you can get up-close and personal with grazier Greg Judy. Hear his keynote, learn grazing techniques at his all-day seminar, or get your book signed at the post-conference dinner.  

Find more details at www.nofamass.org/events/wc or call 413-387-2316. 

I interviewed Greg to find out what he’s up to and what experience he’ll share on January 10at Worcester State University.

The 2015 Soil and Nutrition Conference is a two-day, farmer friendly event, with early bird pricing of $100 (BFA/NOFA Member) by December 1, 2014, and the opportunity to foster information sharing and camaraderie among attendees.

The Winter Conference is changing once again! Worcester State has spent the summer building a mixed-use dormitory/dining facility, and we are happily taking advantage of this new space – Sheehan Hall. You will find registration, exhibitors, lunch, dinner, and selected workshops all in spacious Sheehan Hall. The children’s conference will be moving to a new building as well, directly across from Sheehan Hall. 

Graeme Sait
Graeme Sait

The 2014 Soil and Nutrition Conference will feature Graeme Sait – one of the world’s leading experts on biological farming. From Sunday to Tuesday, February 2-4, 2014 in Somerville, MA, Sait along with his copresenter, Joel Williams, will present a version of his internationally acclaimed Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture, which many participants have described as life changing.

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