Attention farmers, gardeners and landscapers!
The NOFA Summer Conference on August 10-12 features a host of workshop tracks to suit your needs! If you are in need of valuable information about getting started in farming, operating a CSA program, earning AOLCP credits, and more, this conference has it all! Here are some of the tracks that will be offered at the conference:
- Beginning Farmer Track: This track highlights a range of technical and farm-planning topics of particular interest to farmers with fewer than ten years of independent farming experience. Don't forget, if you've been farming for less than ten years, you may qualify for a scholarship to attend the conference. You can fill out a scholarship application form online here. Please submit by July 2 in order to have your application reviewed and granted in time for you to register early.
- Community Supported Agriculture Track: Presenting a variety of innovations for the CSA model.
- Nutrient Density Track: Presenting principles of biological farming aimed at improving crop nutritional quality for a variety of scales and applications. Own own Connecticut farmer, Bryam O'Hara from Tobacco Road Farm in Lebanon, CT will be teaching a workshop in this track.
- Organic Land Care Track: Attending these workshops qualifies participants for credits in the NOFA Organic Land Care Program. Other AOLCP credit opportunities can be found on our website.
- Permaculture Track: Presenting permaculture approaches to organic agriculture and ecological design.
- Winter Growing and Season Extension Track: Presenting innovations from the farm to the home scale for growing and storing crops year round