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TOPP Climate Smart Field Days

CT NOFA is excited to announce a series of 2024 field days as part of the Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP), a national program that helps farmers navigate challenges…
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TOPP Mentorship Program Applications Open

After successful pairings of experienced organic growers with transitioning-to-organic growers in 2023, CT NOFA seeks additional applicants for future cohorts of mentor/mentee pairings. The Northeast/ Mid-Atlantic Transition to Organic Partnership…
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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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TOPP Farmer Roundtable Videos Available

In 2023, CT NOFA co-hosted three roundtables as part of the Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) to provide knowledge and expertise to farmers who are seeking to transition to…
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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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