Northeast Organic Farming Association

Address

334 River Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
County: Somerset
http://www.nofanj.org

Contact

Ms. Camille Miller

Grant Amount

$45,000

Program Area

Environment

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support of educational and outreach programming, and technical assistance for farmers, landowners, and consumers to support viable organic farms and a sustainable local food system in New Jersey.

Organization Background

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) is dedicated to supporting sustainable food and agriculture in New Jersey through education, technical assistance and advocacy. Established in 1985, NOFA-NJ serves as a catalyst in the development of sustainable community-based food systems. Working with farmers, gardeners, landowners, educational institutions, government agencies and other nonprofits, NOFA-NJ seeks to expand the number of organic/sustainable farms, assists traditional farmers in making the transition to organic/sustainable methods, helps farmers further improve the economic viability of their organic/sustainable operations and educates consumers, school children and other agricultural stakeholders on the benefits and issues associated with local, organic/sustainable farm methods and products.

Current staff includes three full time positions, executive director, technical services provider and beginning farmer program manager, and six part-time positions, administrative coordinator, programming coordinator, director of operations and finance, resource development manager, junior grant writer and beginning farmer program assistant.

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