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Top 7 Reasons to Attend the NOFA Summer Conference

There is too much going on and we are too close to the conference to be eloquent and wax poetic about the conference and how amazing it is shaping up to be. So, we’ve condensed this newsletter into a bullet list for your reading pleasure.

Here are the top 7 reasons to attend this year’s NOFA Summer Conference:

7. You can spend an entire summer weekend shopping……for delightful, high quality, locally made organic products!

6. We are all soil nerds and soil nerd lovers and we think you are as well.

5. You just may find your lifelong farming family.

5 favorite tools

“Inch by inch, row by row, I’m going to make this garden grow, all I need is a rake and a hoe…”

Those two tools will indeed get you a long way in the garden or on a small farm, but I doubt I’m alone in having perhaps one hundred more that I use on my farm at some point through the year, from broadcast seeders to harvest knives, from dibbles to spading forks, from flail mower to hay baler. But there are a small handful that I consider so indispensable, and such a pleasure to use, that I look forward to most of the jobs that require them, and they are never far from hand. Here are my five favorite tools:


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