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Online during Covid, but intended as an informal in person gathering on the last Wednesday evening of each month (January thru October). It is our hope that as the restrictions relax, these will resume at North Slope Farm. We will have topics announced each month. For the first two months of the year, they will be informational sessions for those folks who want to inquire about NOFA-NJ’s Journeyperson program. Meetings are Free, but please register so we can send you a Zoom link.
January Topic: 2021 Journeyperson Discussion and 2021 Information Session About NOFA-NJ and JP
Please Register, event is free, but register to receive the link.
Raising and Processing Chickens
Matt Wilkinson and John Lima will be sharing their knowledge around successfully raising chickens and processing them.
Matt Wilkinson shares his take on existing small-scale poultry keeping and chicken processing laws and how you can make them work for you.
John will be lecturing about the benefits of raising chickens in his session on Rotational Grazing Systems: Using Chickens as Part of a Sustainable System.
This event will be three Tuesday evenings in February 2/8-16-23, from 6-7PM, and Q&A for :30 to follow. Matt will also offer an in-person hands on event, timing TBA depending on COVID.
EXPLORING THE SMALL FARM DREAM: FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 6-9 PM
Have you ever thought about starting a farm? Whether your vision includes making goat cheese, selling cut flowers, or growing rare tomato varieties, this course will give you the tools to start making that dream come true. Whether you are thinking of going into farming full-time, part-time, or expanding an existing hobby farm into a business, this course will help you turn your farm dream into an actionable farm plan. There are four evening classes online as well as an optional daytime farm tour, TBA. Tuition is $300.00 for NOFA-NJ members and $350 for NOFA-NJ non-members including all course materials. The instructor is Jess Niederer is a 13th generation farmer in Hopewell, New Jersey. Jess has been teaching this course since 2008. Please Register.
MORE COMING EVENTS
NOFA-NJ would like to thank Joe Heckman for serving three terms, nine years, on the NOFA-NJ Board of Directors. Joe has frequently spoken at NOFA-NJ Conferences, organized successful educational events about organic farming, recruited new members and Board members and...
At the end of each year, the Board of Directors elects its Officers, for a term of one year. Officers Elected to serve for 2021 President; Mike Rassweiler Vice President; Al Johnson Secretary; Stephanie Harris Treasurer; Kim Rizk
Have you ever thought about starting a farm? Whether your vision includes making goat cheese, selling cut flowers, or growing rare tomato varieties, this course will give you the tools to start making that dream come true. Whether you are thinking of going into...
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