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Spotlight on Mara Hearst & Levy Lamb

by Melissa Pasanen “I want to do something where I’m excited to wake up in the morning,” said Mara Hearst, the 26-year-old Bennington native, who started Levy Lamb in April 2018 in Dorset.  “Being involved in agriculture in your community … 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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Second Career Farmers Reveal Secrets

On average, people change careers three times in their lifetimes, and that’s not counting about ten different jobs across those careers. Whether through choice or circumstance, people are on the move to different employment opportunities, and it’s not surprising to find … Continue reading

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“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

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