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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.

UVM Farmer Training Program - Now Accepting Applications

What's Growin' On

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

UVM Farmer Training Program - Now Accepting Applications

Jen Miller

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. The program will be filled on a rolling basis. Apply now to join an incredible group of students and amazing staff for six months of sustainable farming and food systems education.

UVM’s Farmer Training Program is a 6-month, hands-on program (May 9 - October 28, 2016) that provides an experiential, skill-based education in sustainable farming. Candidates include, but are not limited to:  new and beginning farmers, urban and community gardeners, farm educators and students interested in deepening their understanding of sustainable farming systems in an intensive and focused learning environment. Students in this program get a unique and comprehensive education by running the Catamount Educational Farm from seed to market, learning from expert farmers and educators in the classroom, and by working in the field alongside successful, inspiring farmers in the Burlington area. Participants leave with a Certificate in Sustainable Farming from UVM, a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, the entrepreneurial skills to start their own operation, and a network of incredible people to support them along the way.

To learn more, visit our website Farmer Training Program, follow us on Facebook, or contact us at farmer@uvm.edu or (802) 656-5836.