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Beginning Farmer Programs

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 2024

CT NOFA is offering 3 sessions of microscopy training this year. Participants will view various soils and composts, looking at the different soil structures and the microbes that thrive in…
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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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Announcing Farmer Circles: A joint initiative between NOFA,NCTFA, and UCONN Extension

CT NOFA is teaming up with the New CT Farmers Alliance (NCTFA) and Solid Ground 2  (UCONN Extension) to announce a new learning opportunity for beginner and advanced beginner farmers…
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