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Farm, Land & Employment Opportunities

This classified section is intended to encourage connections and to help beginning and aspiring farmers find farms, land and employment opportunities. No endorsement of any item(s) listed is intended, nor can we guarantee the validity of any ad appearing here. All exchanges are solely the responsibility of the parties involved.

If you wish to post an opportunity here, please email us at newfarmer@uvm.edu.

Farming Opportunities

A small, conventional dairy farm in central Vermont is looking for a young entrepreneurial person (or couple) for a new agricultural venture. Farm is located on a very busy main highway with high daily traffic volume. To take advantage of this prime location and the new interest in local, farm fresh food, we would like to explore the possibility of beginning a local food store. The farm has the ability to raise and grow a very large variety of meats, vegetable, fruit, maple, poultry, eggs and even bottled milk. In a combined effort, the present owners would continue to operate the dairy while the new farmerís main focus would be independently managing the new operation. If successful, the new farmer would have the opportunity to purchase the farm in the future. The farmland would be easy to qualify for organic certification. This could be a very exciting opportunity for the right person. Candidates must have some level farming practices knowledge, good business sense, a willingness to learn and good work ethic. Cash or farm assets a plus. For more information, please contact New Farmer Project land access consultant, Ben Waterman, at (802) 656-9142 or ben.waterman@uvm.edu. Posted October 19, 2010.

Land & Farms for Sale & Lease

Historic 20-acre farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, available for creative long- or short-term lease, or sale. Property would be an excellent match to a well-planned, artisanal agri-business enterprise. For detailed information about the property and photos email your request to fieldsofun@gmail.com, or call and leave message to Ross & Kathleen 802-467-3905. Renewed September, 2010.

Employment

 

Apprenticeships

Webmaster's note: After April 15, all apprenticeship opportunities will be listed through NOFA-VT's Apprentice and Willing Worker Website (below), rather than as individual listings here.

NOFA Vermont’s Apprentice and Willing Worker Website Do you want to work on a farm? The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont offers a recently-updated online matchmaking service for farms and apprentices. Create an account at http://nofavt.org/programs/apprentice-willing-worker/ to begin. Both farmers looking for help and apprentices or workers looking for farms can create their own profiles, search listings, and get the contact information they need to find the right match. We recommend that farmers and workers meet in person to discuss their goals and expectations for the season before making final decisions.

Last modified October 19 2010 10:57 AM