University of Vermont

Vermont New Farmer Project Vermont New Farmer Project

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Welcome! You've found your access point to all the organizations, services, and educational opportunities for Vermont's new and aspiring farmers. We strive to keep our information current, comprehensive and easy to use.

We're here to help you connect with online and on-the-ground resources that will help you start and grow your farm business.
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Technical Assistance

Financial & Business Management Help

— UVM Extension farm business educators are available to work one-on-one with farmers. Use the time to develop or update financial statements, review a business plan, or explore changes to your business. Private 90-minute meetings will be offered at 10 Vermont locations from January through April. Learn more and schedule your appointment.


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Getting What You Need

— Whether you are negotiating a land rental contract, an employee’s salary or a delivery schedule, negotiation is part of every ag business owner’s toolkit. Join UVM Extension's Mary Peabody in January for a a two-part, online workshop series. You'll learn what negotiation is and how to prepare for and execute a successful negotiation.

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Upcoming Classes

Our Growing Places course will help get your enterprise off to the right start. Participants define goals, evaluate opportunities and resources, and become familiar with state and federal agriculture programs. Registration is open for 2018. Learn more.

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