Beginning Farmer Scholarships Available!
NOFA-NJ is offering, for a limited time, scholarships to FOUR upcoming courses! If you have been farming for ten years or less, you may be eligible for a reduced registration price for Road to Certification, Tractor Safety and Maintenance, Skills-Scale-Sustainability, and Business of Farming! This courses are taking place throughout the fall - visit the scholarship page to learn more about course content and registration options. The scholarship application period ends on August 15. More info here.
Business of Farming Workshop with Richard Wiswall
Richard Wiswall will be teaching this full day, intensive workshop on the business of farming on November 8th! This workshop will include the sessions: Farming Smarter, Not Harder: Planning for Profit, Farmer Friendly Budgets Made Simple, The Efficient Farm Office, and more. Special tips will be discussed specifically for beginning farmers, but seasoned farmers will also have lots to learn. Limited number of scholarships are available for beginning farmers. Apply today! The scholarship period closes August 15th. More info here
Pest Exclusion Fencing Webinar Announced!
Interested in learning about how to keep pesky animals at bay? Join NOFA-NJ and fencing specialist Len Pollara as he gives a webinar presentation on pest exclusion fencing on Tuesday, September 23rd. Registration is now open, but act quickly as there are a limited number of spots! More info here
Visit NJ's Farms
NOFA-NJ’s new “Members Farm Tours” begin in June and will continue monthly through the early fall harvest season. Designed to showcase the diversity of food production on New Jersey’s organic and sustainable farms, these tours will provide participants with a unique “behind the scenes” opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion with the farmer and hear first-hand about the farm operation and day-to-day practices. Each of these limited tours is an exclusive event for NOFA-NJ members and will offer a unique on-the-farm experience and an opportunity to get to know some very important people in our communities, our local farmers. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. More info here
Harvest Dinner Tickets On Sale
Join us on October 5, 2014 to celebrate the season with local food, wines, beer, desserts, drinks from the great Garden State! We are putting together a wonderful event, held in the historic Duke Farms Coach Barn, this fall and can't wait to see you there! Tickets are on-sale now - register before September 30 to take advantage of the online early sales discount! More info here
2014-15 Farm & Food Guide
Pick up a copy of the NOFA-NJ 2014-15 Farm & Food Guide at your local farm stand, farmers' market, Whole Earth Center or favorite health food store. The Guide will be distributed state-wide this summer and is our comprehensive membership directory. It provides a useful tool to help consumers find organic and sustainably-produced food throughout the Garden State. This year's Guide features many interesting articles on topics ranging from Understanding Organic Food Labels to Biodiversity in Sustainable Agriculture. If you would like to receive extra copies of the Farm & Food Guide to distribute to your customers please call us at (908) 371-1111.