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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.

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UVM's Farmer Training Program Still Accepting Applications

Steve Peters

The University of Vermont's Farmer Training Program is still accepting applications for the program starting in May. We would greatly appreciate it if you could share the below information with your networks and/or post to your calendar of events. Please let me know if you have any questions.

With treacherous ice and temperatures barely above freezing in Vermont, it is time to daydream about spring. The UVM Farmer Training Program is accepting applications on a rolling basis until all spots for the 2014 cohort are filled. Apply now to join an incredible group of students for six months of sustainable farming and food systems education. The UVM Farmer Training Program is a 6-month intensive program (May 5 -October 31, 2014)for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides a hands-on, skills-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.

To learn more, visit our Farmer Training Website, follow us on Facebook, read about Food Systems work at UVM on ourFood Feed Blog, or go old school and contact us at farmer@uvm.edu or (802) 656-8657