Online Registration Closed
Fri., Aug. 9, 7:30pm:
Atina Diffley is an organic farmer, consultant, activist, and author of the 2012 memoir, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. Her advocacy has addressed the pressures of suburban development, and she successfully led a legal and citizen campaign against the notorious polluters, Koch Industries, to create an Organic Mitigation Plan for organic farms in Minnesota, and to reroute the crude oil pipeline to avoid organic farms and local food.
Sat., Aug 10, 7:00pm:
Debate: Is Organic Certification Right for you?
Increasingly, young people are going into local farming without getting certified organic. Is "local" supplanting "organic"? Is this a good thing? Is there a special enduring value to organic certification? Has it strayed from its original goals? Two active certified farmers, and two uncertified farmers who use organic methods, will debate the question: "Is organic certification right for you?"
Pro: Atina Diffley & Ryan Voiland;
Con: Justine Denison & Mark Dunau; Moderator: Jack Kittredge
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August 8-10, 2014
UMass, Amherst, MA
This is the one stop place for info about the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference. The next conference takes place August 8-10, 2014 at UMass Amherst in Massachusetts. Stay tuned for updates on this site. The call for workshops will be posted here in December 2013. Information on signing up for exhibit space will be posted in February 2014. The workshop program will be posted in May 2014.
What's this conference about?
View a list of the 200+ workshops presented for 2013 on organic farming, gardening, land care, draft animals, homesteading, sustainability, nutrition, food politics, activism, and much, much more.
Every year, there are special workshops designed for kids and teens. An educational, fun opportunity for your children to bond with others from the Northeast while you attend workshops and events.
We have entertainment for the whole family: Music and dance, an old-fashioned Country Fair, farmer's market, games and fun. Modest registration, inexpensive dorm rooms, camping and delicious, wholesome organic meals.