NOFA Summer Conference, August 12-14

Revitalize and recharge at the NOFA Summer Conference

Classroom Workshops

Summer Conference Workshops

August 12-14
University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, MA

Experts will gather for one amazing weekend in August. Get your spot front and center in the Northeast’s organic movement. Join over 1200 organic growers, eaters and activists sharing knowledge, networking and making a difference. Learn, teach and discuss solutions to challenges we face with pests, weeds, profitability, wellness or inequity.  Learn more and register here.

Tractor Safety for Women Workshop

Greg Breene, farmer and ag. teacher

Greg Breene, farmer and ag. teacher

Join Greg Breene, agricultural teacher, Future Farmers of America (FFA) Advisor and farmer at Breene Acres Farm. Greg will share his recommendations for safe operation and basic maintenance of farm tractors. Greg will introduce common tractor parts and tools. Participants will learn to safely attach and use common tractor implements including a seeder, harrow, tine weeder or manure spreader.

Sun. July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Breene Hollow Farm
21d Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI

Co-sponsored by NOFA/RI and the RI Farm Bureau

This workshop has been designed specifically for women. Each attendees will have the opportunity to drive a tractor.

This workshop will include a potluck meal. Please bring food or beverages to share, as well as your dish, cup and flatware. The Breenes will provide tents for shade. Don’t forget your water bottle and a chair.

Learn more and find reference materials list here. Register via email to