Category: <span>Food System</span>

Beginning Farmer Training Program
September 10, 2020September 10, 2020
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Beginning Farmer Training Program

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has a free beginning farmer training program for organic specialty crop farmers in California is for beginning farmers, existing organic farmers, and farmers in transition to organic production. While it was developed for California specialty crop farmers, the content is based on foundational principles that are relevant to all organic...

Your support is needed more than ever! Making Farms Centers of Justice and Fairness
August 20, 2020August 20, 2020
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Your support is needed more than ever! Making Farms Centers of Justice and Fairness

 The COVID -19 crisis has exposed minor cracks and deep craters in the US food supply chain, food security and local food systems reliance and resiliency. Farmers and farmworkers are “essential,” yet there is no requirement or financial support to provide them with masks, protective care, paid leave if they get sick, and safe, transportation...

How We Evolve to Respond to Life after the Stay at Home Orders
April 30, 2020April 30, 2020
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How We Evolve to Respond to Life after the Stay at Home Orders

At the beginning of this year, I took over the position of Executive Director of Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey. Over the past several weeks, our farming network has experienced an unprecedented surge in consumer demand driven by public concerns about the safety of the fresh produce supply chain, supply of eggs and...