Each year we have the amazing opportunity to offer scholarships to our NOFA chapter members to attend the Summer Conference at a low or reduced cost through our Farming Education Scholarship Fund.
This fund is maintained through the kindness and generosity of our many donors and sponsors, including workshop presenters, attendee donations, and our fundraisers, such as the annual Tea Cup Raffle and Post Conference Auction.
SCHOLARSHIPS & WORK EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES
Farming Education Scholarship
Reserved for members who may be experiencing financial hardship and beginner farmers (those farming less than 10 years). Awards up to 50% off! *Scholarship is for registration fees, and does not include meals or housing.
First Time Attendee Scholarship
Is this the first NOFA Summer Conference you’ve attended? Or do you know someone who has never been, but would love to go and hasn’t been able to swing it? You could qualify for a full scholarship! *Scholarship is for registration fees, and does not include meals or housing.
Beginner Farmer & Apprentice Scholarship
We have a special opportunity this year to offer “full ride” scholarships (includes housing and meals). If you are a new or beginner farm worker, or apprentice you could qualify! Preference given to VT farmers and farm workers. Funding is limited and will last until depleted.
Work Exchange Program
A commitment of 4 hours in exchange for $80 off the price of registration. Volunteer opportunities include: registration desk, vendor set up and unloading, parking lot attendance, fair set up. Spots are limited, sign up early!
Group Discounts: Groups of 4 or more receive 10% off their registration fees! All attendees must register together as a group to receive the discount. (no code necessary, discount calculated at checkout)
Non-profit Discount: Non-profit organizations receive 20% off registration fees. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about yourself and verify your nonprofit status. Then receive your discount code!
Collaborate With Us!
If your non-profit, farm or organization would like to partner with the NOFA SC, we invite you to reach out to us. We want your members to join us this summer and we’d love to find a way to collaborate to make it easy. If you are interested in helping to promote the conference in exchange for discounts specific to your group’s needs please contact Jason. Jason@nofamass.org