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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

What's Growin' On

An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

New Farmer Apprentice Program offered by Intervale and UVM


Farmer Apprentice Program

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Small Scale Farming-Partnership of the University of Vermont and the Intervale Center

Dates: April 4, 2011-November 1, 2011

The University of Vermont is excited to announce the inaugural year of its Farmer Apprentice Program.  The Program is a 7-month long educational training program for aspiring farmers.  It is designed to teach the necessary skills in production, management, marketing and entrepreneurship. This will be accomplished by working alongside current Vermont farmers, management of a sustainable small-scale vegetable operation, and relevant classroom instruction and field trips. Aspiring farmers should attend:

  • Who are looking for a career in sustainable farming or interest in organic practices
  • Who want to create sustainable food systems
  • Who value a comprehensive education in all aspects of the business of farming, including selling and distribution
  • Who want a hands-on “on the farm” experience
  • Who are changing careers to a more environmentally connected profession
  • Who want to live and learn in Vermont about small-scale, diversified farming