Vermont Food System Atlas

Farm to Plate is Vermont’s food system plan being implemented statewide
to increase economic development and jobs in the farm and food sector
and improve access to healthy local food for all Vermonters.


Government Shutdown Puts 3SquaresVT Benefits at Risk: Some Participants Need to Take Immediate Action to Receive February Benefits

The partial federal government shutdown is putting thousands of Vermonters at risk of hunger, and some who receive 3SquaresVT (known nationally as SNAP) need to take immediate action in order to receive their food benefits for February. With the end of the shutdown still uncertain, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), one of the federal agencies impacted by the shutdown, has announced its plan to temporarily fund SNAP by issuing February benefits early. States have until January 20th to request and implement an early issuance of SNAP benefits for February.

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Vermont Produce Safety Improvement Grants - Application Open

The application period is now open for Vermont Produce Safety Improvement Grants from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

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Vermont Fresh Network announces 2019 Annual Meeting

The Vermont Fresh Network’s 23rd Annual Meeting combines panel discussions with networking opportunities connecting farmers, food producers, distributors, chefs, and other culinary professionals. The day is also open to any members of the public interested in looking at the future of food in Vermont through the intersection of our chefs and farmers. This event will take place on Monday, January 28th at the UVM Alumni House in Burlington. Registration is required and available online at

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Meetings & Events

UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Learn to create a healthy, sustainable home landscape & grow your own food! Become a volunteer and teach others environmentally friendly, research-based practices. Course offered online, statewide, non-credit.

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The Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference - Growing Deep Roots and Healthy Farms

Join more than 350 farmers and agricultural resource providers from six Northeast states at this perennial winter conference for a cross-section of the region's livestock production. The 2019 conference features Charlotte Smith of on Friday and speakers David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklè on Saturday. More information about our featured speakers can be found at their websites.

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Field Dressing and Whole Deer Processing

Learn how to bring your deer from the field to your fork!

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Job Listings

Executive Director (Center for an Agricultural Economy)

The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is seeking a new leader who is passionate about developing an equitable food and agricultural economy, fostering community development, and continuing to grow an innovative and vibrant organization. The Executive Director will lead a small, dedicated staff based in Hardwick, VT, and manage…

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Industrial Technician (Vermont Creamery)

Under direction of the Maintenance Manager, the Industrial Technician repairs and performs preventative maintenance on Vermont Creamery’s equipment and the overall facility. Main duties include installing, maintaining, repairing and upgrading machinery, mechanical and production equipment. Education and Experience: 2-Year Technical Degree preferred or High School Diploma and 5 years related experience.  Competencies, Skills, and…

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Creamery Supervisor - 2nd Shift (Vermont Creamery)

The Creamery Supervisor will assist the Creamery Manager in the scheduling and planning of the Fresh Cheese, WC1 and Butter operations and activities to operate the Creamery and produce product required. This role supervises, manages and directs the selection, training, development, appraisal, and work assignments of its manufacturing employees. This…

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