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 2017 Blog Posts
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.
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.
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...
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.
Members of NOFA Vermont will vote at the 35th Annual Winter Conference to elect 4 new members to the Board of Directors