June 2015 Blog Posts

June 30, 2015

On-Farm Workshop Series Preview

Rachel Fussell, NOFA-VT Education Coordinator Are you interested in joining a feast that celebrates community, good food and farming? How about participating in a workshop that shows you how to grow currants in your backyard or delicious organic strawberries for your farm or CSA? NOFA-VT’s 2015...

June 8, 2015

CRAFT Programs in Vermont

CRAFT at Earth Sky Time in Rutland Over the past few years NOFA-VT, in collaboration with NOFA-VT’s Farm to Community Mentor Scout Proft from Someday Farm and the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL), has been working on a Farm Worker Learning Collaborative in Rutland County. This year the...

June 8, 2015

Summer Policy Update

Water Quality Just before the close of the 2015 session, both chambers of the legislature voted overwhelmingly to pass H.35 – a bill aimed at improving water quality in Lake Champlain and other Vermont waterways. After much debate among legislators and stakeholders, especially over funding, the...

June 8, 2015

USDA Accepts Proposals for an Organic Check-Off Program

The "Got milk?" campaign has over 90% awareness in the United States and the tag line has been licensed to dairy boards across the United States since 1995. Whether you know it or not, you have probably seen marketing campaigns run by commodity research and promotion or “check-off” programs....