first_imgThe US Department of Agriculture has awarded the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems(link is external) (CAFS) at Vermont Law School and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) a $500,000 grant to strengthen farmers’ market organizations through legal education.Awarded by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture(link is external) (NIFA), the $.5 million Agriculture and Food Research Initiative(link is external) (AFRI) grant enables CAFS and NOFA-VT(link is external) to create “Farmers’ Market Legal Research and Extension.” The integrated research and extension project is designed to build stronger market organizations by developing a legal resources toolkit for market organizers and educating them on complex legal issues facing farmers’ markets.Phases of the CAFS-NOFA project are established for the next four years and include the development of toolkit resources in three areas: year one, governance; year two, liabilities related to the use of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)(link is external) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) tokens(link is external); and year three, general risk management.Year four is dedicated to toolkit training for farmers’ market organizers nationwide. CAFS and NOFA-VT have partnered with the Farmers Market Coalition(link is external) to take advantage of its national network of farmers’ market leaders and communications resources to disseminate the toolkit across the country.“We are grateful for this USDA grant, as it will directly benefit not only farmers’ markets in our region but also across the country,” said CAFS Director Laurie Ristino(link is external), associate professor at Vermont Law School. “We’re eager to begin our research and stakeholder outreach to farmers and farmers’ market administrators, and we look forward to collaborating with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont.”As part of the extension work, NOFA-VT plans to gather information directly from farmers’ markets, pilot toolkit resources at annual marketing conferences, and assist CAFS in training farmers’ market organizers.“The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is very excited to be a partner in this important work providing robust legal resources for farmers’ markets to increase their stability, which in turn has the potential to improve direct-to-consumer sales for hundreds of Vermont agricultural producers,” said Erin Buckwalter(link is external), NOFA-VT market development and community food security coordinator.The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School supports scholars and practitioners in producing practical, robust scholarship for use by the food and agriculture community. CAFS offers an expanding curriculum in food and agriculture for law and policy students, and training and legal tools to help build sustainable local and regional food systems. For more information about CAFS, including the extension project with NOFA-VT, call Laurie Ristino at (802) 831-1230 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail).SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., May 1, 2014––The US Department of Agriculturelast_img read more

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