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Vermont agriculture not only feeds Vermonters, it also feeds the state economy. UVM Extension is committed to supporting this growing business sector by providing education and technical assistance tailored to the specific needs of Vermont farmers.

Workshop: Water Quality Regulations and Legal Education for Farmers

These free workshops will focus on farmer's rights and responsiblities as they relate to new water quality regulations that are about to be finalized. Lunch will be provided. Three locations and dates:

  • Vergennes - December 15, 2016
  • Randolph - December 16, 2016
  • Enosburg - December 20, 2016

Details & Online Registration

Farm Transfer

multi-generational farmers

Successful family farm succession (also called "farm transfer") is critical to the future of agriculture in the U.S. and around the world. Here you will find articles, events and research. More Info >>

Finance

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External Resources

  • FINPACK - Software to help farmers organize and analyze the current financial situation of their farm. Note: This program is used by UVM Extension to aid Vermont farmers in farm analysis and planning. You do not need to purchase a copy of this program. Contact bob.parsons@uvm.edu for information on how to access this service.
  • General Partnership for Agricultural Producers - A seven-page workbook from Michigan State University Extension for farmers considering a business arrangement to use before going to a lawyer. Questions include: Contributions of each partner; distribution of salary and profits; management and dissolution, the exit strategy. (June 1988).

Tax

Agriculture Tax

External Resources

Labor Management

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Insurance

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