NOFA Summer Conference 2017: Workshop Track on Co-ops

NOFA.SummerConference.2017.jpgThe Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) is proud to sponsor a special track of workshops and presentations on “Co-operatives in the Food System” at the 43rd Annual NOFA Summer Conference, August 11-13, 2017 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. The conference is a great place to meet people from across the Northeast and beyond for a three-day celebration of the grassroots organic movement, with amazing farmers, presenters, seminars, workshops, food and fun. Immerse yourself with like-minded practitioners and curious learners eager to share their inspiration and ideas for organic food, farming, health, activism — and co-ops!

Co-op Track events, which will take place on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2017address a variety of the ways co-operative enterprises are contributing to a more healthy, just and sustainable food system, including how food co-ops are strengthening food security and empowering people to build sustainable food systems, practical steps for small producers and co-ops to comply with new food safety rules, launching a new co-op or converting an existing business, and a screening of the PBS Visionaries’ documentary “In the Spirit of Co-operation,” featuring local co-ops such as Real Pickles:

Friday, August 11th:

Saturday, August 12th:

For workshop descriptions, visit: 

Early Bird Registration is Available:  

Check out the Keynote Speakers here: