University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities
Ground Work: Tractor Skills & Farm Mechanization Decision Making

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online & 1 hands-on day in Essex
Description: Effective Strategies for Teaching Tractor Skills and Farm Mechanization Decision Making

A new professional development (train-the-trainer) program to prepare and support agricultural educators, farmers, and farm service providers to deliver farm mechanization and tractor education to beginning farmers, farm workers, and apprentices throughout the Northeast.

The hands-on training is May 21st or 22nd (trainee choice), in Essex Junction, VT.

Registration Deadline: December 20th, 2013

Thanks to a grant from the Northeast SARE Professional Development Program, there is no tuition cost to participate. However, participants are expected to cover travel expenses to attend the hands-on, in-person training day in Essex Junction, Vermont. Lodging will be provided as needed.

On-line application:

For more information: contact Kristen Mullins at or 802.656.2034.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kristen Mullins at 802-656-2034 by December 20, 2013 so we may assist you.

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