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Soil Health Microscopy Courses for this Summer

CT NOFA is offering additional microscopy training this summer. Participants will view various soils and composts, looking at the different soil structures and the microbes that thrive in healthy soil.…
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The Venture Farming Institute Announces Free Agricultural Training for Aspiring BIPOC Farmers

The Venture Farming Institute (VFI) is an intensive training experience designed for new and beginning farmers of color in CT and RI. This training will feature trainers of color while…
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Soil Health Microscopy Courses for Spring 2024

Spring microscopy course offerings are now full! Click here for information about upcoming summer and fall courses. CT NOFA is offering microscopy training this spring! Participants will view various soils…
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Sign Up Open for Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP)

As part of USDA’s broader effort to support organic producers and in response to stakeholder feedback, this year the Farm Service Agency increased the cost share amount under the Organic Certification…
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CT NOFA Joins with Regional Partners in TOPP (Transition to Organic Partnership Program)

CT NOFA is proud to announce its participation in TOPP, the Transition to Organic Partnership Program. This program, funded by and operated in conjunction with the USDA, covers the entire…
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Dr. Kimberly Stoner joins CT NOFA as new Director of Advocacy

CT NOFA is excited to announce that Dr. Kimberly Stoner will be joining our team as our new Director of Advocacy. Dr. Stoner recently retired as an Agricultural Scientist from…
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