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Feb 15 / BARD CEP

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (Richmond, Vermont)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont

Richmond, Vermont

Website: http://nofavt.org/

Mission Statement

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.

Issue Areas – Action Issues

  • Advocacy for Agriculture: NOFA Vermont is engaged with a broad range of public policy issues of interest to our members and related to our programs in organic agriculture, local food systems, and consumer education.
  • Apprentice and Farm Worker: The Apprentice and Farm Worker program trains the next generation of Vermont’s farmers, connecting people wanting to learn organic farming with experienced farmers willing to share their expertise. 
  • Farm Financial Resources: Grants, loans, and business planning services available for Vermont farmers.
  • Farm Share: Assists limited-income Vermonters in obtaining farm fresh fruits and vegetables. 
  • Farm to Community Mentors: The purpose of the Farm to Community Mentor program is to expand agricultural awareness by developing a community understanding of agriculture and to develop on-going relationships between communities, schools, and their local farms.
  • Gardener Education: Information, workshops, and links for Vermont’s organic gardeners and homesteaders. 
  • Journey Farmer: A two-year mentoring program for beginning farmers in the first few years of running their own farming enterprise in Vermont.
  • Marketing Farm Products: Assistance to farmers and farmers’ market managers on the direct marketing farm products. 
  • Organic Certification
  • Technical Assistance: Information, services and support for beginning and established dairy, livestock, fruit, and vegetable growers.
  • Vermont Food Education Every Day: Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) is a community-based approach to school food system change in a rural state through the collaboration of three Vermont non-profits: Food Works, NOFA Vermont, and Shelburne Farms.

Student Name and Class Year: Jake Claro, MS ’11

If you are interested in getting in touch with this student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley, ramaley@bard.edu

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