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.

When Planting Goes Wrong . . .

By Jake Jacobs, UVM Agricultural Risk Management Education Coordinator Crop insurance can help your farm recover from a crop failure. Did you know it can also help you manage risk at planting time? Most crop insurance policies include provisions that … Continue reading

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Risk Management for Beginning Farmers

Jake Jacobs, University of Vermont RMA Risk Management Education USDA has established certain crop insurance benefits designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers start their operations. These benefits include: Exemption from paying the administrative fee for catastrophic and additional coverage … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for Avian Influenza

By now, you have probably heard of Avian Influenza (AI) and its devastating effect on the poultry industry in Midwestern states earlier this year. State agriculture officials are preparing for an outbreak this fall or spring in Vermont. Read this … Continue reading

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Crop Diversification…How many varities should I grow?

Small farms, and new farms, tend to be extremely diverse in their enterprises, market outlets, and crop selections.  The number of different crops and the number of different varieties of each individual crop grown on any given farm can reach … Continue reading

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2015 Budget Clinics: Register Now

UVM Extension Farm Business Specialists Mark Cannella and Dennis Kauppila, are available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for a 60- to 90-minute private meeting. Sessions are available throughout March and … Continue reading

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