Farm Business Development
Farm Business DEVELOPMENT
RAFFL supports new and existing farms in southern Vermont. We offer one-on-one assistance in planning the many aspects of a farm business. We also connect farmers with resources, land, and new customers and offer on-going educational opportunities.
RAFFL offers a variety of services for farmers. We specialize in supporting aspiring and developing farmers who have been in business for 0-10 years by offering:
- Business and financial planning assistance
- Farm business coaching
- Technical assistance focused on production efficiency
- Funding for consultant services
The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) seeks to educate farm workers who are interested in becoming farmers themselves by providing a diversity of on-farm educational experiences throughout the season.
Each year RAFFL partners with area farmers and agricultural experts to offer a few workshops in the Rutland region. We strive to have workshops that meet farmer-identified needs so if you have a topic idea or would like to receive updates about upcoming events, please let us know!