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Introduction to the Resource Guide for Vermont's New and Aspiring Farmers

The guide is an effort among members of the Vermont New Farmer Network, a collaboration of agricultural organizations, to better serve new and aspiring farmers.

How to Use this Guide

The guide is organized into two paths. The first path addresses four commonly identified challenges that new and aspiring farmers may face—access to capital, access to production knowledge, access to land, and access to markets. If you follow this path, you will find considerations for each topic, as well as resources available within the state and region to address that topic, with active links that will take you directly to more information about those resources. Additional information includes an overview of Farm Credit availability for beginning farmers, and some considerations for managing and deriving income from farm woodlots.

The second path (starting at the List of Organizations page) will give you direct access to information about Vermont New Farmer Network member organizations. Each entry includes an overview of services, specifically how each organization serves new and aspiring farmers, and contact information.

If you have any questions and/or feedback about the guide, please contact the UVM New Farmer Project at or give us a call at 802-223-2389.

Last modified January 03 2011 09:01 PM