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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

Whole Farm Planning Course Deadline to Apply is Nov. 15

RAFFL

Time is running out to apply for the Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers class!

Offered once a year, this course introduces new farmers to holistic management planning strategies aimed at strengthening farm businesses and improving quality of life.

The 10-session class is limited to 17 participants who have owned or managed a farm for under 10 years.Calley Hastings, certified holistic management educator and co-owner of Fat Toad Farm in Brookfield, VT, will teach the class, with facilitation by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project and Women's Ag Network.

Over 60 Vermont women farmers have participated in the class so far, and we are actively seeking participants for the 2014 class.  We currently plan to offer the class in Morrisville, VT beginning January 7, but the class site may change based on the location of qualified applicants.

Visit the course page for full details and course description. The  Deadline to apply is November 15. 

Full and partial scholarships are available to cover the registration fee, which is on a sliding scale of $150 to $500. For questions, email Jessie Schmidt atnewfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389x203Apply now!