Q&A

DEAR NEW FARM:

I am currently a student at Rutgers University. After taking a class on the environment and natural resources, where I studied organic coffee operations, I became interested in organic agriculture. I would like to become more involved and perhaps study farming. I am just looking for some sort of direction or ideas about the best way to go into this area.

Jennifer
New Jersey

 

DEAR JENNIFER:

Our Farming for Credit Page holds a lot of resources for you. We recently ran a feature story about Washington State University's new organic major, and Michigan State and Colorado State are following suit.

Probably the best thing you can do right away is get involved with your local sustainable ag community. Check out NOFA NJ www.nofanj.org. NOFA also runs a summer conference in Amherst, Mass., in August: www.nofa.org/conference/index.php.

And of course, get out there and farm! Visit this thread in our New Farm Forums for some great ideas on how to hook up with some real-world experience: www.newfarm.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=585.

NF

 

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