A beginning farmer is defined by the USDA as a person who has operated a farm or ranch for 10 years or less.
QUALIFYING FOR A BEGINNING FARMER SCHOLARSHIP
NOFA-NJ offers beginning farmers scholarships to attend courses, workshops and conferences that improve farming or business skills. The scholarships are limited in amount and number available. NOFA-NJ program and workshop scholarships will be internally applied. In order to be eligible for scholarships you must be a beginning farmer and a NOFA-NJ member in good standing.* Please review current opportunities and see the scholarship request form below. These scholarship funds were donated by community members through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign – thank you, donors!
CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Exploring the Small Farm Dream 2018 Scholarship are Available
Contact NOFA-NJ’s Executive Director, Adrian Hyde by completing the form below