Author Archives: UVM New Farmer Project

About UVM New Farmer Project

The UVM Extension New Farmer Project draws together information and resources within Extension and the broader Vermont Agriculture community to assist new farmers in creating successful ag businesses.

Build a Strong Farm Crew in 2019 – Register Now

Getting the Best from Yourself and Your Employees A three-session online workshop series Co-sponsored by University of Vermont Extension and UNH Cooperative Extension Location: Online Dates: January 8, 15 & 22, 2019 from 10:30-Noon Eastern Time Registration Deadline: January 4, 2018 Cost: $35 Would you like … Continue reading

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Drought Relief for Livestock Producers in VT-Apply by October 19

Producers in Franklin, Addison, Chittenden, Washington, Lamoille, Rutland, Caledonia, and Orleans can apply by October 19 for practices including pipelines, wells, and pumps
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On the Lookout for Smut

This season (2018), the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team is interested in collecting smut infected grain heads with a goal of identifying all smut disease that are present in the Northeast. If you find smut infected grain heads … Continue reading

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Growing a business: Part 2 of Spotlight on Good Heart Farmstead

By Suzy Hodgson, UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture With five years of farming behind her, Kate Spring, Good Heart Farmstead, has the experience to respond to feedback from CSA members and to balance her job with her farmer partner … Continue reading

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Getting Your Farm Going – USDA Website is Here to Help

By Jake Jacobs, UVM Crop Insurance Education Coordinator If you are looking to get a start in an agricultural enterprise, bring on your ideas and enthusiasm! USDA’s new farmer website is dedicated to programs and resources just for new farmers … Continue reading

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