Scholarships to the NOFA Summer Conference


Each year we have the amazing opportunity to offer different scholarships to the NOFA Summer Conference through our scholarship fund. This fund is maintained through the generosity of our many donors and sponsors, including workshop Presenters who have donated their stipend, attendee donations, and the funds raised by our annual Tea Cup Raffle and Auction.  

We are pleased to announce these scholarship opportunities to aid in your attending the 2018 NOFA Summer Conference!

Farming Educational Funds Scholarship:

$80 off registration fees, in exchange for 4 hours of work for adults. Available on a rolling basis until funding is depleted.

Work Exchange Program:  CLOSED!

We are no longer accepting applications for this program, THANK YOU!

A commitment of 20 hours working closely with staff members from Thursday - Sunday, in exchange for FREE conference registration, 3 days housing in a single dorm room, Thursday night Staff dinner, a volunteer t-shirt, and a $50 stipend.

Beginner Farmer/ Inclusion Scholarship Funds:  

50% off registration fees, with no work requirement. Available on a rolling basis until funding is depleted.  Reserved for Beginner Farmers (those farming <10 years), low income individuals, individuals of color.

Free Registration for Farm Workers:

We have a special opportunity this year, provided by a NOFA VT grant funded by Meadows Bee Farm in Windham, VT. If you or someone you know is a farm worker or apprentice they can receive free* registration for Summer Conference. Funding is limited and will last until depleted. Please contact with an intent to apply.

*Scholarship is for registration fees and does not include meals/housing.

Alternative Ways to attend the Conference:

Group Discounts: Your group can receive 10% off. Groups of five or more people paying with one check or group online registration are eligible.

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.