Author Archives: Jessie Schmidt

About Jessie Schmidt

Ag and Community Program Coordinator for the University of Vermont Extension.

Farm Manager: Pathway to an ag career

by Guest Blogger John Smith of Burlington, VT Many farm workers long for the day when they have their own farm; a place where they can do things exactly the way they want. I had this dream for several years … Continue reading

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Growing Places– for aspiring and start-up farmers

The UVM Extension New Farmer Project is ready to help aspiring and start-up farmers learn the nuts and bolts of operating a farm business.  This October, Growing Places, a four-part course, will be offered at the Vital Communities offices in … Continue reading

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Primer on Plant Disease…

Every season has its challenges, but 2013 may go down in the Vermont record books for weather extremes. The dry spring, followed by ongoing heavy rains, high temps, and crazy humidity has left plants (and quite a few growers!) stressed. Here are useful links to more information about plant diseases that are emerging in our region. Continue reading

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Deadline Extended! Apply by Nov. 15

With the threat of the big storm and the end of the outdoor growing season, we realize many of you have been super busy.  So, we have extended the application deadline for Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers to November 15. This course … Continue reading

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Back to Class…for New Farmers

As we head into the fall, UVM Extension begins offering its classes around the state and online for new and aspiring farmers.  Whether you are just considering making a business out of a farm or need to restrategize a current … Continue reading

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