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Calling all workshop presenters! Come share your knowledge at the 2017 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

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This article comes from the NOFA/Massachusetts 2016 September Issue Newsletter

By Caro Roszell

There is less than one month remaining until the workshop proposal deadline! We are currently seeking knowledgeable practitioners to submit workshop proposals for the 2017 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference on January 14th at Worcester State University. Whether you are a seasoned presenter or have never taught a workshop before, whether you manage a small urban homestead, a commercial organic livestock operation, a landscaping firm, an apiary – if you have experience to share about working with living, organic systems, we want to hear from you!

We are particularly looking for workshops in the following categories:

  • Vegetable Production
  • Livestock Management
  • Fruit Crops
  • Soil Fertility & Carbon Sequestration
  • Farm Economics & Planning (Business planning, record keeping, grants and financing)
  • Flower Crops
  • Beekeeping
  • Farm Systems & Infrastructure (Perhaps we should talk about irrigation and on-site water management this year—what did you learn about the resilience of your systems during the drought?)
  • Food Sovereignty, Racial and Agricultural Justice, & Urban Agriculture (Including food justice, community engagement, and related topics.)
  • Homesteading & Radical Homemaking (Home medicine, herbalism, food preservation, etc)
  • Permaculture & Land Care (AOLCP presenters warmly welcomed!)

The NOFA/Mass Winter Conference attracts between 800-1000 attendees each year. All presenters receive a $50 honorarium per workshop, free registration to the conference, and lunch.

This year we are anticipating an inspiring and popular keynote address from Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastapol, CA, who are nationally known for the profitability, productivity, and drought-resistance of their 8-acre, no-till farm.

Please fill out the Workshop Proposal Form.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 508-360-0874 or caro@nofamass.org.

 

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