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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.

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Localvore Today - buying local digitally and now with a new app!

We are a Vermont - based marketing group connecting you to businesses, experiences, and local food with authenticity! Download the new app and check out a new restaurant or go to the farmer's market with our campaigns!

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VT Agency of Ag Receives USDA Grant to Continue Market Access Development for Vermont Farmers & Producers

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the Vermont Agency of Agriculture (VAAFM) will receive a $92,200 matching grant from the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) to enhance domestic export opportunities and market channels for Vermont agricultural products. Out of a total $1,005,906 in FSMIP funding awarded to 15 different projects in this 2015 application period, the state of Vermont received the third largest grant at $92,200.

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Agriculture Secretary Announces New Date For Public Hearing on Proposed Revised Decision Regarding Best Management Practices for Farms in the Missisquoi Bay Basin

On October 7, 2015, Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Chuck Ross, in consultation with the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), reissued a Notice of Public Hearing to provide the public additional and sufficient opportunity to comment on the proposed Revised Secretary’s Decision for the CLF’s petition to require mandatory agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the Missisquoi Bay Basin. The new date for the public hearing is November 12, 2015

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Meetings & Events

Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals

This comprehensive interdisciplinary training is designed for Primary Care and Emergency Services practitioners, Chiropractors, EMTs, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Behavioral Health clinicians, Public Health and Department of Labor specialists, Veterinarians and other Agricultural Professionals serving rural areas. Post-training certification is available through the University of Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and Health.

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BioEnergy - Biomass to Biofuels Course

"BioEnergy - Biomass to Biofuels course", 2015 Fall Semester, University of Vermont. September 18, 2015 to December 09, 2015 on-campus classes on Fridays (4:05 pm - 7:05 pm), and field trips on Saturdays (10:00 am - 1:00 pm); no classes during the regular breaks/holidays.

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13th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center

10 AM - 3 PM: Celebrate Pumpkins ~ Fall Family Fun on the Farm! Ongoing horse-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, cider pressing, live music, kids story telling and interactive music, live owls, crafts, organic Good Food concession, Includes NOFA-VT pizzas, more!.

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Job Listings

Herdsperson (Jasper Hill Farm / Cellars at Jasper Hill)

Jasper Hill Farm is a leader in the artisan cheese industry, producing award-winning cheeses that are nationally and internationally acclaimed. We’re a mission-based company, working to preserve Vermont’s agricultural soils and working landscape through farmstead cheese production. Our family of businesses includes two dairies, two creameries, and a state-of-the-art underground…

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Human Resources Manager (Vermont Creamery)

SUMMARYUnder direction of the General Manager, the Human Resources Manager is responsible for finding, interviewing and training new employees within the company. The HR Manager ensures that employee matters are handled to meet all applicable federal and state laws, as well as company culture guidelines. In addition, the HR Manager…

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Production Room Leader - Cooked Room (Vermont Smoke and Cure)

SUMMARY: The Room Leader is responsible for overall operating performance within their processing area. Works with Plant Managers to streamline efficiency of production with emphasis on safety, food safety, quality, effective communication, improving financial results and training. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position supervises 6-12 production employees.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead a team working with fresh…

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