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January 21, 2019 •
NOFA-VT staff

Tribute to Enid

Enid Wonnacott, executive director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont for the past 31 years and a deeply committed advocate for organic farming and the agricultural community at large, passed away on January 19, 2019. A tribute to Enid and her work was held at the 37th Annual NOFA Vermont Winter Conference on February 16, 2019. Hosted by Peter Forbes, the tribute features remarks by farmers Jack Lazor (Butterworks Farm), Scout Proft (Someday Farm) and Andy Jones (Intervale Community Farm) and a musical performance by Chris Dorman.

January 15, 2019 •
Kim Mercer, NOFA-VT Communications Coordinator

A Conversation with Author/Farmer/Activist Leah Penniman

Leah Penniman is the founder of Soul Fire Farm and the author of "Farming While Black: African Disasporic Wisdom for Farming & Food Justice."  We are so excited to present her as our keynote speaker on Day 1 of our 37th Annual Winter Conference. This interview was recorded and transcribed in January 2019.

January 4, 2019 •
Livy Bulger, NOFA-VT Education Coordinator

Grazing Dinner to Benefit Jr Iron Chef VT

For one special evening on Sunday, February 10, gather with us at The Great Northern for a grazing-style dinner (many small, passed plates and bites) to celebrate local food and benefit Jr Iron Chef VT! Six celebrated local chefs have each paired with a winning Jr Iron Chef VT team throughout the winter to cook together and share their culinary knowledge.

January 3, 2019 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership Coordinator & Policy Advisor

Member of the Month - January 2019

JANUARY'S MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Mike Bald, Got Weeds? 

December 4, 2018 •
Livy Bulger, NOFA-VT Education Coordinator

2019 Winter Conference Keynote Speakers

In keeping with this year's theme—Food Traditions: Celebrating our Agricultural Roots—we are delighted to announce our keynote speakers:

December 3, 2018 •
McKenna Murray, UVM

UVM Seed Research Project

Do you produce seeds for your own garden, to share, or to sell? If so, we are interested in learning more about you.

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.

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