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Tue Sep 29 2020

  • Racial Justice in the Vermont Food System Panel & Discussion
    4:00pm - 6:00pm
    https://uvmextension.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A2Gwh-laQy-jZZkIzh_3Dw

    Cost: Free

    Many of Vermont’s food system organizations--from farmland access to food access--would like to address racial justice in the food system, but some are just getting into this space for the first time. There has not yet been a statewide discussion on how to move Vermont towards a racially just food system. Please join facilitators Naomi Doe Moody and Amber Skye Arnold of the Susu Healing Collective and a panel of People of Color who are part of Vermont’s farm and food system to hear about needed work to address racial inequities and injustice - and work towards a just and thriving system for all.

    This virtual webinar is presented by the Susu Healing Collective with support from the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The event will be captioned live, thanks to the UVM ACCESS office. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate, please contact Cheryl Herrick at cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu<mailto:cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu> by September 15, 2020 so we may assist you.

    Contact: Register at http://go.uvm.edu/susuheals. Contact susuheals@gmail.com<mailto:susuheals@gmail.com> or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu<mailto:cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu> for more information.

Tue Oct 06 2020

  • Farmer Grant Webinar with Northeast SARE
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    http://go.uvm.edu/farmergrantwebinar

    Northeast SARE will host a free Farmer Grant webinar on Oct. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. Huber will provide information on program eligibility, how to apply, types of projects SARE funds, allowable expenses and more. She will be joined by Farmer Grant recipient Jennifer Wilhelm of Fat Peach Farm, Madbury, NH who will share her experiences with the program. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing. To register, visit http://go.uvm.edu/farmergrantwebinar. Farmer Grant projects must be conducted in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia or Washington, D.C. Grants are capped at $15,000 and projects can run up to two years. Proposals are due at 5pm on November 17.

    Learn more about the Northeast SARE Farmer Grant program at: www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant<https://northeast.sare.org/grants/get-a-grant/farmer-grant-program/>.

Tue Nov 17 2020

  • Deadline: NE-SARE 2021 Farmer Grant Applications (5pm)
    12:00am - 12:00am
    http://www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant

    The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program<https://northeast.sare.org/resources/pastured-rabbit-for-profit/> has released the call for 2021 Farmer Grant applications. Proposals are due online by Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. ET. Farmer Grants<http://www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant> provide research funds for commercial farms to explore new ideas in almost any aspect of production, marketing and other topics that influence successful farming in the 12 Northeast states and the District of Columbia. Reviewers look for innovation, potential for improved sustainability and results that will be useful to other farmers. Application materials, including detailed instructions and supporting documents, are posted on the Northeast SARE website at www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant<http://www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant>. Questions about the grant program should be directed to Candice Huber, grant program coordinator, at candice.huber@uvm.edu<mailto:candice.huber@uvm.edu>.

    Northeast SARE will host a free Farmer Grant webinar on Oct. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. Huber will provide information on program eligibility, how to apply, types of projects SARE funds, allowable expenses and more. She will be joined by Farmer Grant recipient Jennifer Wilhelm of Fat Peach Farm, Madbury, NH who will share her experiences with the program. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing. To register, visit http://go.uvm.edu/farmergrantwebinar.

    Farmer Grant projects must be conducted in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia or Washington, D.C. Grants are capped at $15,000 and projects can run up to two years. Applicants must work with a technical advisor (eg., a Cooperative Extension educator, nonprofit staff, crop consultant, veterinarian, another farmer, etc.) who provides support and advice to the farmer applicant.

    Learn more about the Northeast SARE Farmer Grant program at: www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant<https://northeast.sare.org/grants/get-a-grant/farmer-grant-program/>.