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December 3, 2018 •
Jaime Silverstein

Journey Farmer Program - accepting applications until 12/11/18

NOFA-VT is now accepting applications for the 2019 Journey Farmer Program. This two-year program enables new farmers to advance their farming skills and experiences while being a part of a learning community of other beginning farmers and farmer mentors.  

November 30, 2018 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership Coordinator & Policy Advisor

Member of the Month - December 2018

decEMBER'S MEMBERS OF THE MONTH: Danielle Allen & Ben Dana, Root 5 Farm (Fairlee, VT)

November 5, 2018 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership Coordinator & Policy Advisor

Member of the Month - November 2018

NOVEMBER'S MEMBER OF THE MONTH: CAROL COLLINS We are excited to share NOFA-VT's Member of the Month for November! In this new monthly feature, we'll choose a member to recognize each month as a way to celebrate all the wonderful people that make up the NOFA-VT community. Thank you for being a part of it! 

October 12, 2018 •
Andrew Knafel, Chair of the NOFA-VT Board of Directors

Letter from NOFA-VT board chairperson

A message from the board of directors regarding the search for NOFA-VT's next executive director.

October 9, 2018 •
Enid Wonnnacott, NOFA-VT Executive Director

Letter from Enid

A message from Enid Wonnacott, NOFA-VT's executive director, regarding her health, and her retirement.

October 8, 2018 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership Coordinator & Policy Advisor

Farm Bill Expires, Leaving Key Programs Unfunded

As of midnight on October 1, the 2014 Farm Bill has officially expired. With the House on a six-week recess starting that same day, we now can't expect to have a new Farm Bill until at least after the midterm election in November.

July 30, 2018 •
Katie Lavin, Sterling College

4th Annual Farm Olympics

4th Annual Farmer Olympics to be Held at Sterling College on August 8

July 3, 2018 •
Kate Spring, Good Heart Farmstead

Food, Money, and Joy: How Direct Markets Support Eaters and Farmers

According to a study done by the American Independent Business Alliance, “On average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores.”  Whether it’s dairy, maple, produce or fruit, skipping the supermarket and instead buying food directly from Vermont farmers helps keep more money in the local economy, and in turn helps grow the economic well-being of Vermont. 

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