Business and community development

Vital Vermont communities start with you. Declining levels of voter participation along with decreasing interest in volunteer activities and community groups challenge the state of Vermont. As a result, University of Vermont Extension has made the following a focus:

Mobilizing community more effectively; creating an understanding of and solutions to community problems; engaging community members to become more involved in implementing or enhancing decision-making skills that will improve quality of life.


Tax School

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UVM Extension's Tax School education programs offer the latest in-depth and up-to-date training on new tax law and regulations.

Registration is open for the Oct. 24 Business Tax Seminar (IRS and Vermont Complications of S-Corps and Partnerships) and the Nov. 7/8 (So. Burlington) and 14/15 (Killington) two-day Tax Schools.

Vermont Agritourism Collaborative

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Agritourism is the business of establishing farms as destinations for education, recreation, and the purchase of farm products; giving visitors the opportunity to connect with the working landscape and 'farm experience', and creating an additional source of revenue for the host farm.Visit the Vermont Agritourism Collaborative site to learn more!

Vermont Public Libraries Educational Program

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The public library HR and budgeting educational materials formerly found here are now curated by the Vermont Department of Libraries. Please contact Joy Worland, State Library Consultant for Continuing Education and Small and Rural Libraries, Vermont Department of Libraries, with questions. Joy may be reached at 802-798-2567 or