November 2019 Blog Posts

November 27, 2019 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership Coordinator & Policy Advisor

December's Member of the Month

In this monthly feature, we recognize one of our members as a way to celebrate all the wonderful people who make up the NOFA-VT community. This month we talked to Tom Stearns, Founder & Owner of High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott, Vermont.  Why are you a NOFA-...

November 13, 2019 •
Grace Oedel, NOFA-VT Executive Director

Actually, organic farming does fight climate change—and more

A couple weeks ago, Nature Communications published a study then shared widely with titles designed for shock factor, such as MIT Technology Review’s: “Sorry, organic farming is actually worse for climate change.” The study’s authors concluded that, “Organic practices...

November 12, 2019 •
Maddie Kempner, Policy Advisor

Action Alert! Tell USDA to Finalize the Origin of Livestock Rule

Action Alert Tell USDA to Finalize the 2015 Origin of Livestock Rule to Close Organic Dairy Loopholes NOFA-VT and Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF) are asking all certified organic farmers to stand with U.S. certified organic dairy farmers and submit comments to the USDA in support of a strong final...

November 7, 2019 •
NOFA-VT staff

New Farm to School Director

NOFA-VT and VT FEED are happy to announce that Helen Rortvedt will be joining our team as the Farm to School Program Director to replace Abbie Nelson who will be retiring December 31, 2019.