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Resource Guide for Vermont's New and Aspiring Farmers

This booklet was developed by the member organizations of the Vermont New Farmer Network to better connect beginning farmers with agencies and organizations that serve them.

The guide is divided into three sections. The first section discusses four common challenges that new and aspiring farmers may face: access to capital; access to production knowledge; access to land; and access to markets. Each of these chapters examine considerations and resources available within the state and region to address that access topic.

The second section of the guide provides descriptions of Vermont New Farmer Network member organizations. Each description includes an overview of services, specifically how each organization serves new and aspiring farmers, and contact information. Please note that because the guide was last updated more than a year ago, some contact information may be outdated.

The final section of the guide contains appendices that provide an overview of farm credit availability and some considerations for managing and deriving income from farm woodlots.

Download the Resource Guide for Vermont's New and Aspiring Farmers here.

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