NOFA 2011 Summer Conference, August 12–14

36 years of outstanding conferences—you don’t want to miss the 37th! Attend the NOFA Summer Conference, August 12–14 at UMass Amherst. Group discounts and scholarships are available:

Northeast Organic Farming Association 2011 Summer Conference
UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
Friday, August 12–Sunday, August 14, 2011

Keynote Speakers: Eric Toensmeier, Perennial Edibles Expert, and Dr. Ignacio Chapela of UC Berkeley, GMO Activist.

Over 225 Workshops: Organic Gardening, Farming, Food Politics, Permaculture, Homesteading, Landscaping, Draft-Animal Power, Alternative Energy, Livestock, Cooking, and more! Hundreds of Vendors and Exhibitors. Live Entertainment. Children’s and Teen Conference. Country Fair and Farmer’s Market. Silent Auction.  This year NOFA is proud to partner with the Draft-Animal Power Network. Spend the weekend or come for the day. Activities for all ages.

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.

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.

Looking to find ways of making the NOFA Summer Conference more affordable?

Beginning Farmer Scholarships: Thanks to a grant from the USDA, Beginning Farmers (10 years or less) can apply for a Beginning Farmer Scholarship of $60, which will be applied to the Registration cost of the conference. Only NOFA and MOFGA members are eligible. Scholarship also requires a 2-hour volunteer shift at the conference, and a post-conference evaluation survey. To apply for Beginning Farmer Scholarships >

Farming Education Fund (FEF): Any member of NOFA, MOFGA, or DAPNet is welcome to apply to the Farming Education Fund for subsidies to help cover the cost of conference registration. FEF awards are $100 towards the cost of conference registration, and require a 4-hour volunteer shift at the conference. You do not have to be a commercial farmer to apply! To apply for FEF funds >

To register and for more information: www.nofasummerconference.org

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