Author Archives: Beth Holtzman

About Beth Holtzman

Beth Holtzman is outreach and education coordinator for the UVM New Farmer Project the Women's Agricultural Network.

And the Survey Says . . . Farm Labor & New Farm Development

A few weeks ago, the UVM New Farmer Project and Women’s Agricultural Network asked for your input on how farm labor challenges affect your businesses. You gave us quite an earful, and we couldn’t be more grateful!  Over 330 people … Continue reading

Posted in Farm labor and human resources, Financial Mgmt | 3 Comments

“Summer School” for Beginning Farmers

Summer is here, and if you’re an aspiring or new farmer, it’s a great time to learn from experienced producers around Vermont. Thanks to the organizing efforts of several farming organizations and networks — and farmers’ generosity with their time … Continue reading

Posted in General info, New Farmer Events, production information, Resources for Beginning Farmers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Odds & Ends

This week’s blog post brings you reminders about three upcoming opportunities and deadlines we don’t want you to miss. 1. Last call  for coaching at the NOFA-VT Winter Conference The New Farmer Project is offering new and aspiring farmers individual consultations … Continue reading

Posted in Resources for Beginning Farmers | 1 Comment

Nine Marketing Tips to Heat Up Late Summer Sales

For many of us, August is peak production month, and its easy to feel overwhelmed. But to make the most of your farm’s bounty, it’s also important to keep some attention on your marketing efforts. Here are a few quick … Continue reading

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Mastery 101?

For many people, the close of the calendar year is a time to assess our business’s performance and plan for the next year. Be sure also to take stock of the changes in your knowledge, skills and expertise — things that … Continue reading

Posted in Quality of Life