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NOFA-NJ Virtual Annual Meeting

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Meeting this year virtually. Please register to receive the link. We are pleased to announce that our speaker will be Abby Youngblood, the Executive Director at the National Organic Coalition (NOC), an alliance of farmers, ranchers, environmental and consumer advocacy organizations, and companies dedicated to protecting organic integrity. Youngblood has been a passionate participant in the organic farming and food justice movement for more than two decades and is a former co-owner and operator of a vegetable farm in upstate New York.  She holds a masters degree in public policy and non-profit management from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, and lives with her husband and two children in Arlington, MA. She plans to share some of the key challenges we face in protecting the integrity of the USDA organic seal and growing organic agriculture. She will highlight opportunities we have with the new administration to advance organic and close loopholes to strengthen the organic program. Finally, she will talk about  how NOFA-NJ members can advocate with their Congressional delegation and the USDA to create a stronger, more equitable, and more resilient food system and generate wins for organic farming in 2021 and beyond.

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Date:
March 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm