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Summer Conference Moooves Online! July 20 – August 9, 2020

By Jason Valcourt, Summer Conference CoordinatorTim LaSalle

Things are changing with the Summer Conference. So quickly in fact, it’s hard to say what will be the state of affairs by the time you read this here newspaper article, yet, there is exciting news to report that we know will be true when you do: We’re moving the NOFA Summer Conference to the virtual world. Yes, the conference is happening but will now take place online from July 20 – August 9th via a myriad of Zoom and other streaming services.

What does this mean? Well, for one, it means you can sit on your couch, hang out in your kitchen, relax in your garden, your bedroom, wherever you wish and take part in the NOFA Summer Conference program. 

Tim LaSalle to Keynote the NOFA Summer Conference Saturday, August 8, 2020

By Julie Rawson

Tim LaSalle is the Co-Founder of The Center for Regenerative Agriculture, Director of Outreach & Development, and Adjunct Professor at the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico, California. He will be keynoting our 2020 summer conference and also participating in the workshop program.

Tim grew up on a conventional peach, walnut and hay farm in the Central Valley of California. He got his degrees, both undergrad and advanced, in conventional, high input, scientifically based agriculture. He became a professor of dairy science at Cal Poly State University teaching thousands of students this kind of agriculture for 12 years. Traveling to China, India, Africa and South America he grew to realize that the ecological degradation all over the world was significantly affected by how we were farming.  That coupled with increased population had us on a destructive trajectory far overshooting anything that could resemble sustainable.