NOFA Summer Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals

The deadline for workshop proposals for the 42nd annual Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference has been extended to March 1. - The NOFA Summer Conference is the Northeast's foremost conference for pioneers of organic agriculture and sustainable living! This year's conference will be held on August 12-14, 2016 at UMASS Amherst. 

Workshop proposals will now be accepted until March 1st. The proposal form can be found at
Proposals on the following topics are particularly encouraged, though all topics are welcome: 

  • production of specific crops
  • greenhouse/season extension
  • politics and policy
  • practical skills
  • soil fertility
  • social justice
  • urban agriculture
  • alternative energy
  • animal husbandry
  • farm economics and management
  • farming and the community
  • foraging and wild edibles
  • fruits, nuts and trees
  • gardening

For more information, contact Hannah Blackmer, Workshop Coordinator,; 802-778-9664 (home); 802-279-7293 (cell). Questions regarding the Children & Teen Conferences can be directed to Valerie Walton, Youth Conference Coordinator,; 978-689-0716 (home); 617-694-9656 (cell).