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Welcome! You've found your access point to all the organizations, services, and educational opportunities for Vermont's new and aspiring farmers. We strive to keep our information current, comprehensive and easy to use.

We've assembled online and on-the-ground resources–from fact sheets and guidebooks to courses, workshops and webinars– to help you start and grow your farm business.
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Farmer Profile

Betsy Mattox

— Each year managing Spring Chicken Farm in Topsham has been different for Betsy Mattox, as she has sought to find a sustainable model that suits her personality and makes room for other things in her life, which now include motherhood. Read More

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Determining the Right Farm Rental Rate

Get tips and techniques for determining fair cash rental rates for farmland, equipment and infrastructure from a new publication from UVM Extension's New Farmer Project and Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

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The New Farmer Project has a rotating slate of bloggers who bring you a variety of updates on topics relevant to beginning farmers. Click on the links below to sample recent blog posts.

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