Specialty Crop Funding available through the VT Agency of Agriculture in 2017 for your competitive and entrepreneurial enterprises! Letters of intent due on March 15th - don't miss out on this grant opportunity!Read More
What's Growin' On
An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link
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FOR ADVANCED FARM-BUSINESS OWNERS:
The Farmer's Edge - Chef's Edition
A year-long online business course for farmers and food businesses. The course begins THIS Wednesday, January 11th, but there are still 1-2 spots available. The class meets once a month for two hours. See the web link here for more details: The Farmers Edge
Course offered by Julia Shanks, Food Consulting. Contact Julia directly at email@example.com or at 617-945-8718.
FOR START-UP FARMERS:
Growing Places: A short, online-course for aspiring and start-up farmers
Dates: January 16-February 6, 2017
Growing Places is a non-credit, Extension course that helps beginning farmers and ranchers learn the nuts and bolts of successful farm business start-up. Topics include goal-setting, resource assessment, decision-making, risk assessment, and financial and marketing basics
More course information and online registration can be found on the UVM Extension New Farmer Project website. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking to focus more on reducing waste and increasing profit margins on your farm? SAVE THE DATE for these upcoming workshop intensives for farmers on March 2nd at Green Mountain College, and March 3rd at Sterling College.Read More
Seeking Regenerative Ag farmer(s), working with livestock and/or vegetable, to cooperatively own and manage the farm, as well as hold long-term ground lease on land to be permanently protected.Read More
Open Farm Week is an opportunity for you to spotlight your farm and showcase your products. The 2nd annual Vermont Open Farm Week will take place August 15 - 21, 2016.Read More
The FSMA Produce Safety Rule will impact farms that grow, harvest, pack or hold fresh produce for human consumption and that have annual produce sales of greater than $25,000.Read More
Smokey House Center in Danby, VT is hiring a Farmer-In-Residence!Read More
Someday Farm in East Dorset, Vermont is a diversified family farm now in operation for over 30 years and having had interns for 20 years.Read More
Breezy Meadows Orchard & Nursery is hiring for 2016!!Read More
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 1 PM. Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Local foods lunch served at noon.
Location: Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College, 14 Old Chapel Road, Middlebury, VT
This is the 1st Annual ACORN Producer and Buyer Forum: Where Meeting, Marketing and Selling Happens on March 10, 2016 at Middlebury College's Wilson Hall in the McCullough Student Center. This Forum will include a Buyers' Round Table on emerging local food market opportunities, breakout sessions with buyers, and marketing insights from Skillet Creative, a Vermont firm specializing in food companies. Our goal is to introduce local food producers to new, viable regional opportunities.
Questions? Contact Annie Harlow: email@example.com, 802-922-7060
Please register now, space is limited.
Price: $10 (Includes coffee, refreshments and a local foods lunch)
If you are a grower in Addison County, be sure to attend one of these meetings being hosted by our friends at ACORN!Read More
About a month ago, Becky did this workshop in Rutland and every farmer who attended said they were going to apply at least one thing they learned to their soil fertility management approach this coming season!Read More
If this winter has you plotting your next move in sustainable farming, you are in luck! The University of Vermont Farmer Training Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 season.Read More
The registration deadline for this workshop is Saturday, January 2 at noon - don't miss out!Read More
Making It Happen: Profitability and Success will help small farmers build sound financial systems.Read More
Just a reminder that, if you have not yet submitted your comments to the VT Agency of Agriculture on the draft Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs), today is the deadline to make your voice heard.Read More
Check out this upcoming opportunity that will put more soil fertility management tools in your toolbox! This will be an interactive workshop that should be useful for farmers’ of all experience levels.Read More
Farmers Tell Their Stories: What’s Eating Them & What’s Feeding ThemRead More
There are a few more scholarships available for farmers and producers who wish to attend the gathering this year in Killington on October 29 & 30. But act fast - The registration deadline is October 14!Read More