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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

UVM Farm Training Program (6 months May 2 - Oct 31, 2012)


The UVM Farmer Training Program is a 6-month intensive program (May 2 -October 31, 2012) for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides a hands-on, skill-based education in sustainable agriculture. This full-time program offers participants the unique opportunity to manage their own growing site, take classes from professors and expert farmers, and rotate as workers and learners on successful, diverse farms in the Burlington area. This program will provide an intense, supportive experience where participants leave with a Certificate in Sustainable Farming, a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and the entrepreneurial skills to start their own operation. The program is designed for aspiring farmers and those interested in sustainable, local food systems. Strong applicants:

  • Are looking for a career in sustainable farming and food systems
  • Want to play an active role in the sustainable food movement
  • Value a comprehensive education in all aspects of the business of farming, including marketing and distribution
  • Want a hands-on farm education
  • Want to learn from Vermont’s vibrant small-scale, diversified farming community

Applications are due on or before 11/18/11

For more information and to apply, visit http://learn.uvm.edu/sustainability/farmer-training/ or contact farmer@uvm.edu