NOFA-NY Offering Beginning Farmer Scholarships to Annual Conference


The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) is offering farmer-education scholarships to cover registration costs to its annual winter conference, exclusive to farmers with 10 or fewer years of experience. The NOFA-NY Winter Conference will be held from January 25-27, 2013, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. All applicants should use the online application form at or the downloadable form at to apply.

The deadline for applications is 12 p.m. EST, December 3, 2012. Notifications will be sent December 17, with a wait-list decision sent on January 4. NOFA-NY is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to aspiring and new farmers (those with 10 or fewer years of experience as farm owners or managers) through funding from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, USDA, #2011-49400-30510. Beginning Farmers in other Northeast states (New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts) are encouraged to contact their state's NOFA chapter for information on their winter conference and scholarship opportunities.