Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) is dedicated to supporting organic and sustainable food, farming, and gardening in New Jersey through education, technical assistance, and policy action.
25th Annual Food & Agriculture Winter Conference Registration is now open! Early Bird discounts available.
Registration is open for our 25th Annual Food & Agriculture Winter Conference this coming January 24-25, 2015. Early Bird discounts are available for both Winter Conference and Pre-Conference registration. Be sure to register early to take advantages of these great deals! More info.
November 2 - 8: Farmer Education Week
We have an intensive week planned with three farm skills training workshops running from November 2 through November 8: Tractor Safety and Maintenance, on November 2 & 3; Skills-Scale-Sustainability, a small farm design course, from November 5 to November 7; and Business of Farming, a full-day business training that covers office management and efficiency. We are excited to welcome Shane LaBrake, Tractor Safety and Maintenance and Skills-Scale-Sustainability instructor, and Richard Wiswall, Business of Farming instructor for these courses. There are limited spots available - register today!
Is organic certification right for you?
Join NOFA-NJ for an exploration of organic certification in the three-session course "Road to Certification," starting November 24. We'll take an in-depth look at National Organic Program regulations, what they say and what they mean, and explore elements of the process, including the transitioning period and the maintenance of certification. Hear from professionals in the industry, including certified organic farmers, and move your farm towards organic certification! More Info.
Check out the Incubator Farm!
NOFA-NJ has the only Incubator Farm Program in the state - a land access program that provides new farmers with a low-risk environment to test their business plan! We are currently accepting applications from farmers with two years of experience, a business vision and a commitment to the principles of the organic farming movement. Interested in learning more? Contact the office for details, check out the Incubator Program webpage and visit us!