The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Beginning Farmer Opportunities

NOFA/Mass is committed to supporting the next generation of committed organic farmers in Massachusetts. Attendance at the NOFA Summer Conference, the NOFA/Mass Winter Conference, the monthly webinars, and the myriad on farm and on site educational events each year can provide a thorough educational experience along with the monthly newsletter and The Natural Farmer (members only). If you are not already a member, you will find this modest investment in your education and the organization’s solvency to be an economically wise decision on your part.

Through three distinct educational components of the program, we are able to offer young farmers and those who are coming to farming after a diverse range of careers to engage in educational opportunities that are appropriate for where they are in their professional farming development.

Scholarships for Beginning Farmers
Are you a beginning farmer interested in attending an Education Event?  If you have been farming for less than 10 years then you qualify for a 50% Beginning Farmer Scholarship.  
Complete the form below to apply for a 50% Beginning Farmer Scholarship
Education Events Scholarship Application Form

Want to attend the 2017 NOFA Summer Conference on August 11-13?  Please see scholarship opportunities and the application here.

Farm Employment/Apprenticeship Directory
Use the directory to search for farm jobs throughout Massachusetts.  Post your farm jobs here.

Webinar Series: Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field
The last Tuesday of every month join us from 7-8pm for an interactive workshop with experienced growers and services providers as they share their knowledge and experience. This year’s focus is on carbon friendly farming practices.
Sign Up Here for an email or text message invitation to each event, with details and pass codes.
View Archived Webinars Here

Beginning Farmer Program: Success Stories and Praise for the Program
Several dozen beginning farmers have gone through the beginning farmer program, either as a Journeyperson or a mentee in the Mentorship Program. Find out more about their experiences and the experiences of mentors.

 

Become a Member

Donate to NOFA/Mass

Subcribe to the Newsletter

Beginning Farmer Sponsors

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