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No-till farmer Paul Kaiser to keynote 2017 NOFA Winter Conference

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

By Jason Valcourt

Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser (Photo by Saxton Holt)

Don’t miss the upcoming NOFA/Mass Winter Conference on January 14th, 2017. Our full program of adult, teen and children’s courses will fill your winter study sessions with energy and enthusiasm.

Speaking of study... what can degrees in nursing, public health, agroforestry, sustainable development and natural resources management get you? Answer: Two expert farmers and one NOFA/Mass Winter Conference keynote speaker - Paul Kaiser.

Paul and his wife Elizabeth own and operate Singing Frogs Farm, where they also raise their two children. This vegetable farm is not just sustainable - it’s also regenerative. Based in Sonoma County, California, it is a living experiment in no-till, ecologically beneficial, and highly profitable farm - producing 5-7 harvest per year.

Since 2007 the Kaisers have been successfully demonstrating how to produce high volume, high quality vegetables in an inspiring no-till system. At Singing Frogs Farm, Paul and Elizabeth, along with their crew, have honed their skills and created a dedicated ecological farm, where they do not use sprays of any kind. They love the fact that their “children can run through our fields eating whatever they want, whenever they want.”

Paul and Elizabeth will co-present their powerful story at the NOFA/MASS Winter Conference all-day intensive seminar. On the agenda are valuable and practical techniques utilized to grow this ecological farm. They will take an in-depth look at establishing and maintaining beds and fields, transitioning from one crop to the next, and the basics of managing an intensive, no-till system.

Once again, NOFA/Mass will have over 80 excellent vendors at our trade show, as well as more than 70 popular workshops on organic farming, gardening, landscaping, homesteading, DIY skill building and soil/human/animal health. There will be a post conference fundraising dinner with our keynote speaker, a film series and a raffle! In the meantime here is a little light listening of in an interview with our keynoter and his wife before the event begins.

Registration opens October 15th, and will include an organic lunch.

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