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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.

Last Call Registration! - Online Business Courses - Beginning & Advanced!

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Last Call Registration! - Online Business Courses - Beginning & Advanced!

Mara Hearst


The Farmer's Edge - Chef's Edition

A year-long online business course for farmers and food businesses. The course begins THIS Wednesday, January 11th, but there are still 1-2 spots available. The class meets once a month for two hours. See the web link here for more details: The Farmers Edge

Course offered by Julia Shanks, Food Consulting. Contact Julia directly at or at 617-945-8718.


Growing Places: A short, online-course for aspiring and start-up farmers

Dates: January 16-February 6, 2017
Location: Online
Cost: $150

Growing Places is a non-credit, Extension course that helps beginning farmers and ranchers learn the nuts and bolts of successful farm business start-up. Topics include goal-setting, resource assessment, decision-making, risk assessment, and financial and marketing basics

More course information and online registration can be found on the UVM Extension New Farmer Project website. For additional information, email