Due by December 31, 2012: the deadline for Journeyperson Applications
CT NOFA is accepting registrations for our 2013-2015 Journeyperson Program. This provides education and business stipends, mentor support and free admission to our programs for two years for Connecticut farmers that are independently farming for their first season. You can learn more about the program on our Journeyperson Page http://ctnofa.org/Beginning_Farmer/Journeypersons.html and you can apply here: https://nofa.wufoo.com/forms/m7p8m7/
January 26, 2013: CT NOFA’s Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference at Goodwin Community College 1 Riverside Drive East Hartford, CT 06118. This year the program includes presentations on the topics of: business management, grants for organic farms, small-scale farm tools, soil fertility, weed management, CSA administration. Beginning farmers can apply for a scholarship here: https://ctnofa.wufoo.com/forms/z7p6p1/ The Conference is $40 for NOFA members and $50 for non-members and will be from 8:00am to 3:30pm. To learn more visit http://ctnofa.org/events/Getting%20Started/2013_getting_started_conference_page.html
March 2: CT NOFA’s Winter Conference
395 Danbury Road Wilton, CT 06897
The 2013 Conference will feature keynote speaker David W. Wolfe the Faculty Fellow and Chair of the Climate Change Focus Group, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Professor of Plant and Soil Ecology, Department of Horticulture at Cornell University. Dr. Wolfe’s keynote is titled Farm and Landscape Management for a Changing Climate. The 2013 Winter Conference has a new location, Wilton High School in Wilton, CT, will feature over 50 workshops (including a beginning farmer’s track) with the northeast’s experts in organic farming and leaders in the sustainable food movement.
Beginning farmers are welcome to apply for a scholarship: https://nofa.wufoo.com/forms/ct-nofa-winter-conference-scholarship-2013/
Learn more at: http://ctnofa.org/2013winterconference/index.html