Our Programs and Services

Our Programs and Services

Education and Technical Assistance

NOFA-NY offers educational programs and technical assistance throughout the year. We cover a wide range of topics: fruit and vegetable production, dairy and livestock management, transitioning to organic methods, farm business and marketing techniques, and related areas such as value-added processing. Our educational programs include conferences, on-farm field days, educational videos, and other online tools and resources. Technical assistance for farmers is available at 1-855-2NOFA-NY or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Certification

Our certification branch, NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC, has been accredited by the USDA National Organic Program since 2002. We operate the largest organic certification agency in New York State and certify in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. In 2015, a 100% grass fed certification also became available to certified organic operations. We take pride in providing quality third-party verification and great customer service while maintaining the highest level of organic integrity. Learn more about our certification services here.

Advocacy

NOFA-NY advocates for a sustainable, local, organic food and farm system within New York State and beyond. We care about issues impacting the health and wellbeing of our farmers, our communities, our animals, and our environment. We're all in this together - check out our New York Organic Action Plan Infographic for ways you can support the organic movement.  Visit our Take Action page for more information on our current areas of focus.

Awareness

NOFA-NY offers print publications and online resources to keep consumers and farmers up to date on the latest news in organic and sustainable food and farming. Subscribe to our eNews, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check out our Blog. Become a member and receive a free copy of our comprehensive Food and Farm Guide.

Marketing

NOFA-NY cross promotes its members’ products and services through publications, social media platforms, conferences and trade shows. We offer a Farmer’s PledgeTM program to help consumers to identify farmers using sustainable practices.