February 2017 Blog Posts

February 7, 2017 •
Kim Mercer, Communications Coordinator

8 great reasons to attend the NOFA-VT Winter Conference

The NOFA Vermont Winter Conference in Burlington, VT on February 18th-20th, is a rejuvenating and inspiring 3 days of learning, eating, and networking! Here are 8 reasons to join us this year.

February 6, 2017 •
Kim Mercer, Communications Coordinator

Vermont Maple in Every School

On Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th, from 8-10am, the State House cafeteria will serve breakfast to legislators to promote the new project, Vermont Maple in Every School.  This initiative connects schools with county sugar makers in order to bring local, pure maple syrup products and education into school cafeterias and classrooms.  

February 6, 2017 •
Nicole Dehne, Certification Director

VOF Annual Producer Meeting Recap

Certified organic farmers and processors from across the state turned out for VOF's Annual Producer Meeting held in South Royalton on Friday, January 27th. Our goal was to get meaningful feedback from our producers on a variety of issues, including whether VOF should offer certification of alternative labels (such as grass fed, certified transitional, etc.). We also asked questions regarding current agricultural policy and new NOP regulations, particularly the recently published animal welfare rule.

February 6, 2017 •
Winston Rost, VOF Certification Specialist

Dogs of NOFA: Ellie

NOFA Vermont is a dog-friendly office, with more than a few canine friends gracing the halls and offices (but not the kitchen, which is off limits to dogs...theoretically).  Go to: Laila | Linus | Gus & Oscar  Meet Ellie, aka "Noodle" Ellie...

February 2, 2017 •
Enid Wonnnacott, NOFA-VT Executive Director

NOFA-VT By-Laws Amendments

The board recommended making amendments to the by-laws to allow for 1. the option of a 3rd three-year term, and 2. option for on-line voting.  Currently the only provision for voting is by paper ballot at an annual meeting of the members. Two amendments to the by-laws will be voted on by the members at the Winter Conference, February 18-19.

February 2, 2017 •
Enid Wonnacott, NOFA-VT Executive Director

Prospective NOFA-VT Board Members

Members of NOFA Vermont will vote at the 35th Annual Winter Conference to elect 4 new members to the Board of Directors