Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (Richmond, Vermont)
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont
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
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