Growing Places: The Basics for successful start-up
Get your enterprise off to the right start through UVM Extension's Growing Places Course. Participants define goals, explore and evaluate opportunities and resources, and become familiar with state and federal agriculture programs. The next online session runs from Jan. 10 to Feb. 6 2022. Early registration discounts are available through Dec. 20, 2021. More Growing Places information.
UVM's new Farm Management Team (FMT) Program is available to help farmers with planning and problem solving. Participating producers select their own team of advisors, and working with a trained facilitator the group collectively develops recommendations and potential solutions to address management priorities identified by the farmer. The program is offered free of charge to Vermont farms.
Sourcing and Selling Vermont Food in the Time of COVID-19 offers nine recordings of strategy and information sharing sessions held in spring 2020. Topics include getting started with online sales; accepting SNAP/EBT; navigating regulations, licenses and aggregation opportunities for meat and dairy direct sales; and considerations for direct sales.