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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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Registration Now Open for Youth Tractor Safety Course

Randolph Center--All 14- and 15-year-olds who work on a farm other than their family farm must successfully complete a tractor safety certification course in order to operate tractors and other machinery and handle certain hazardous tasks. While legally required only for this age group, training also benefits older teens employed ...

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Assistance Available to Farms on Budgets and Farm Finances

Burlington--Farmers who would like assistance with their farm budget or other financial matters may book a private appointment with a University of Vermont (UVM) Extension farm business specialist in March.

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