November 2017 Blog Posts

November 10, 2017 •
Maddie Monty Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership & Advocacy Coordinator

Closing comments of Francis Thicke at end of NOSB term

Last week, at their fall meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) voted to continue to allow hydroponic and aquaponic farming operations to bear the USDA organic label, against the wishes of many in the organic community. Read outgoing NOSB member Francis Thicke's poignant statements about the decision and what it could mean for the future of the organic movement. 

November 6, 2017 •
Jen Miller, NOFA-VT Farmer Services Coordinator

Fall Deadline for Farm Viability Program Enrollment is Nov 30th

The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program provides business planning, technical assistance and succession planning to Vermont farms, food businesses, forest products businesses, and forestland owners