UVM Extension’s New Farmer Project is here to help you connect with online and on-the-ground resources to help start and grow your farm business. We bring together information and resources from Extension and the broader agricultural community. Our goal is to help you streamline your access to information that is most relevant to your unique interests and needs

Education

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.

Technical Assistance

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. 

Resources

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. 

Quick Links

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Vermont farmers and food producers
Browse farm and land listings on Vermont Land Link 
Check out the latest post on the New Farmer Project blog

Toolshed: Business Management

Toolshed: Land Access

Toolshed: Marketing

Toolshed: Production

Contact Us

Vermont New Farmer Project
c/o UVM Extension
327 US Route 301, Barre, VT 05602
802-476-2003

newfarmer@uvm.edu

(866) 860-1382 (toll free in Vermont) or 802-476-2003