The Summer Conference is a great learning and networking opportunity and a really fun event for individuals and families.  If you want to go for the whole weekend, contact me at — we may have enough people to get a substantial group discount.  – Tom

Join NOFA for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun with people who are transforming the food system in the Northeast. In addition to hundreds of practical skills and farming workshops, the conference features live entertainment, children’s and teen conferences, a country fair, organic meals, 100 exhibitors and much more. The conference will take place August 9-11 on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus.

For more information on the 39th Annual NOFA Summer Conference including workshop, pre-conference, registration and much more, visit

Featuring Over 200 Workshops

Including eight specialized workshop tracks:

Beginning Farmer, Community Supported Agriculture, Grazing, Nutrient Density, Organic Land Care Track, Permaculture, Cooperatives, Winter Growing and Season Extension

Five half-day pre-conferences – Friday, August 9th

  • “Farming Smarter, Not Harder” with Richard Wiswall
  • “Honeybee Hive Products” with Ross Conrad
  • “Growing with the Biological System” with Dan Kittredge
  • “Homestead Poultry Flock” with Jim Adkins
  • “Growing and Marketing Cut Flowers” with Diana Doll

For more on preconference presenters, read recent “NOFA Summer Conference Features Wide Ranging Preconference Topics” article from Summer 2013 Issue of The Natural Farmer.

Affordable Registration and Creative Financing

Camping and dorm housing are available, as are creative financing options like work exchange and the Farming Education Fund.

New this year: Group discounts of $100 per person are available to groups of 5+ adults with an organization, college/institution, or farm. Bring the whole farm crew to the conference affordably!