The 38th Annual NOFA Summer Conference will be held August 10-12, 2012 at UMass Amherst.  This year there will be two keynote speakers, 200+ Workshops, 100+ Exhibitors and Vendors, a Children’s Conference, a Teen Conference,  Saturday Country Fair, Live Entertainment, Teacup Raffle, an ALL-LOCAL dinner. Stay on campus in the dorms or camp in a tent under the stars.  Farm-to-Consumer Foundation President, Tim Wightman, will present Best Practices in Raw Milk Production.

Click here to read descriptions of the following workshops in the Nutrient Density Track.

  • Introduction to Soil Fertility – David Forster, Forster Soil Management, Newington, CT
  • No Grain Dairy, Beef, Sheep and Goat Nutrition – Rebecca Brown, Chilmark, MA
  • Silicon Soil Fertility and Nutrition – Joseph Heckman, Cook College, Rutgers University, Department of Plant Biology & Pathology, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Growing Quality Food Biodynamically – Mac Mead, Pfeiffer Center for Biodynamics, Chestnut Ridge, NY
  • Mitigating Radioactive Toxicity in Agricultural Produce – Tom Vanacore, Bridport, VT
  • Biological Farm Management – Dave Llewellyn, Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY
  • Bacterial & Fungal Species in Mineral Availability & Transmutation – Dan Kittredge, Real Food Campaign, North Brookfield, MA
  • Steiner, Albrecht & others: Conflict & Commonality – Klaas Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain, Penn Yan, NY
  • Minerals, Trace Elements, Enzymes and Enzyme Pathways – Dan Kittredge, Real Food Campaign, North Brookfield, MA
  • Some Livestock Best Feeding Practices – Julie Rawson, Many Hands Organic Farm, Barre, MA
  • Best Practices in the Production of Raw Milk – Tim Wightman, Farm-to-Consumer Foundation, Alstead, NH
  • Soil: The Super Ecosystem of Ecosystems – Jerry Brunetti, Martins Creek, PA
  • Managing Air and Water in Soil – Bryan O’Hara, Tobacco Road Farm, Lebannon, CT