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January 5, 2015

Jr Iron Chef VT

Do you know any aspiring young chefs? Are you an avid cook who would like to share your talents with local students? Are you a farmer who'd like to develop a relationship with a nearby school? If so, then the 8th Annual Jr Iron Chef VT is where you need to be!

December 4, 2014

FSMA: sweeping changes to our nation’s food safety system

Please submit comments to the FDA by December 15th about how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) impacts your farm or business; FSMA, passed in 2011, represents the most sweeping changes to our nation's food safety system since the 1930s.

December 3, 2014

Keynote Speaker Announced!

33rd Annual Winter Conference February 14-16, 2015 University of Vermont, Burlington

December 3, 2014

"Journey Farmer" deadline: December 15th

NOFA-VT is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Journey Farmer Program: a two-year program for beginning farmers who are in the first few years of running their own farming enterprise in Vermont.

November 25, 2014

SNAP To It: NOFA-VT’s Response to FINI Funding

In September, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced that they would be making $31 million available in an effort to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients by making these items more af

October 27, 2014

FSMA Listening Session with VAAFM and NEASDA

Food safety regulations will affect farmers and food processors throughout the country, and NOFA Vermont has been one of many voices calling for these regulations to be amended to be appropriate for organic and small-scale farms.

October 13, 2014

Farmer input wanted on surveys

Agricultural research done in universities and institutions can have a big impact on policy and funding, as well as the development of practical tools, techniques, breeds, and more for farmers.

September 23, 2014

NOFA-VT hiring Office Manager and Outreach Coordinator

Farmers are the superstars of the local and organic movement, to be sure, but a lot of important work goes on behind the scenes to help them grow and sell successfully. You can join the movement and make a real difference in Vermont's food system by becoming part of the NOFA Vermont team!

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