33rd Annual Winter Conference February 14-16, 2015 University of Vermont, Burlington
NOFA-VT is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Journey Farmer Program: a two-year program for beginning farmers who are in the first few years of running their own farming enterprise in Vermont.
In September, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced that they would be making $31 million available in an effort to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients by making these items more af
Every producer knows that their team can make or break their business.
Food safety regulations will affect farmers and food processors throughout the country, and NOFA Vermont has been one of many voices calling for these regulations to be amended to be appropriate for organic and small-scale farms.
We are thrilled to be welcoming Dr.
Two grant opportunities for farmers!
Agricultural research done in universities and institutions can have a big impact on policy and funding, as well as the development of practical tools, techniques, breeds, and more for farmers.
Effective October 30, 2014, the NOP has added biodegradable bio-based mulch as an allowed substance for use on organic farms. This is a great example of the NOP responding to the needs of organic farmers.
Farmers are the superstars of the local and organic movement, to be sure, but a lot of important work goes on behind the scenes to help them grow and sell successfully. You can join the movement and make a real difference in Vermont's food system by becoming part of the NOFA Vermont team!
At NOFA-VT, we've been working with food service giant Sodexo for four years now during the Winter Conference at UVM, and we've seen their capacity for and commitment to using local foods improve each year. We're glad to see the change formalized in the company's new "Vermont First" campaign.
As we are gearing up for our winter educational offerings, we wanted to share that we have decided to not host a Direct Marketing Conference in 2015.
Hey farmers! We're partnering with the Agency of Ag on a project to help determine the level of interest from producers in institutional and wholesale markets.
There has been a lot of great discussion going on in response to the recent New York Times editorial, Don't Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers.