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Keeping Our Children Safe on the Farm

A child dies in an agriculture-related incident about every three days in the United States. In addition, every day about 38 children are injured in an agriculture-related incident. Furthermore, 80 percent of the injured youth were not working when the injury occurred.

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Training & Savings Program for Vermont's Next Farmers Seeks Youth Participants

Know of a young person, age 14-21, who is ready to prepare for a future in agriculture?

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A Vermont Farmer in a Cornfield


Global Food, Local Food

The UVM Center for Systainable Agriculture and AALV's New Farms for New Americans program have together published a full-color 42-page booklet to help Northeast farmers and gardeners adapt important crops of world cultures into the local food system to be grown successfully for market, food and/or medicine.

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Ohio Expert to Discuss Soil Health and Water Quality

Burlington--An Ohio State University (OSU) Extension specialist will help Vermont farmers unlock the secrets of soil health at a day-long event, April 21, in Addison County.

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Workshop Addresses Steps to Transfer the Family Farm

Burlington--One of the most important, and often most challenging, decisions that farm families face is how to transfer the farm to the next generation. A number of factors must be considered from legal issues and tax laws to estate and retirement planning and options if there are no heirs.

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