Upcoming Events

Feb 8-9, 2016
Soil & Nutrition Conference

Feb 13-14, 2016
High Bionutrient Crop Production

Feb 22-25, 2016
Organic Land Care

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016
Exploring the Small Farm Dream

Mar 1-3, 2016
Organic Pros Series

Mar 12, 2016
Organic Gardening Course


 

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Exploring the Small Farm Dream 
March 2016

How do you begin a vegetable CSA, a goat’s milk dairy, herbal tea business, pick-your-own orchard, or pastured poultry operation? If you are considering launching a small farm enterprise, but are unsure of where to start, this course is for you! For career changers looking to the next frontier, for farm apprentices considering a start-up, or for a hobbyist looking to become profitable, the Explorer class is intended to bridge the gap between ideas and action. The course’s goal is to help aspiring farmers learn what it will require to start and manage their own profitable agricultural enterprise, and to decide if this is a path they really want or can take. 

Here is a short video of presenter Jess Niederer explaining why YOU should attend this program:



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A message from the Director

Looking Back; Looking Ahead

NOFA-NJ Members and Friends,

Having personally launched a farming venture, I am struck by the many parallels between farming and managing a nonprofit organization: the cyclic and seasonal nature of the work, the need for planning but also risk-taking, and the process of not just providing a product, but of building community. Read more>>