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Jan. 14, 2015: Untangling Food Safety Regulations. Are you unsure about state regulations to obtain a license to sell foods? Do you know which federal and state food agencies regulate your food products? Omar Oyarzabal, UVM Extension Associate Professor of Food Safety, will explain the agencies that regulate our foods, the basic food regulations currently in place and your basic responsibilities to help maintain a safe food supply.

Feb. 11, 2015: Wholesale Market Production. Join Annie Rowell, Program Manager at the Vermont Food Venture Center to learn about wholesale markets (product specifications, delivery container types and more). We’ll review food safety requirements, learn about how farm agreements work, and share resources available to farms, including sample enterprise budgets and a resource guide.

March 11, 2015: What Stage is Your Business in and What’s Next for You? Steve Paddock, VT Small Business Development Center Advisor will discuss the characteristics of various stages of business growth and the challenges people face during these stages. We will also identify resources and look at preparing for unplanned events. 

About New Farmer Project Webinars: When & How

About New Farmer Project Webinars: When & How

Vermont New Farmer Project webinars are generally about an hour long. Sometimes they are scheduled in the evening, and sometimes around noontime. All webinars are recorded and made available for viewing within a few days.

If you have Internet access and can hear sound through your computer, you should be able to participate or watch recordings regardless of the type of computer or operating system you use. A broadband connection to the Internet is helpful but not required.

Click on the title of the webinar to link to the webinar. If this is the first time you're participating in a webinar using the Blackboard Collaborate/Elluminate platform, please visit the link to your webinar a day or two earlier so that you can pre-configure your computer for webinar participation. For more information, please contact the UVM Extension New Farmer Project by e-mailing newfarmer@uvm.edu or calling 802-223-2389.

If you require accommodations to participate in a webinar, please contact Mary Peabody at least seven days before the webinar you want to participate in, so we may assist you. Call 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in Vt.) or email mary.peabody@uvm.edu

Recordings of past webinars are also available.

The 2014-2015 New Farmer Project webinar series is supported in part by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and Working Lands Enterprise Board.  

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Entrepreneurs and their Communities

Find webinars on marketing, business development, and regulatory issues that affect farm businesses at the Entrepreneurs and their Communities section of the eXtension website. The entrepreneurship team is dedicated to effectively serving the information and educational needs of entrepreneurs and strengthening the capacity of community leaders and citizens to foster and sustain the entrepreneurial dimensions of their local economies.