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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.

News & Announcements

The Cas-Cad-Nac Farm Cookbook Featuring Vermont-Raised Alpaca Wins New England Regional Printing Award of Excellence

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm, a nationally recognized alpaca breeding farm owned by Ian and Jennfier Lutz in Perkinsville, VT, is pleased to announce that its recently published cookbook, The Cas-Cad-Nac Farm Cookbook, won a first place Pinnacle Award for Best of Category at the Print Industries of New England (PINE) Annual Awards of Excellence in Boston.

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VHCB Grants Address Water Quality and Help Farmers Transfer Farms to the Next Generation

Funding commitments at the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board's October meeting will lead to conservation of five farms, each with water-quality related easement provisions. Two farms will be transferred to new owners. In Waitsfield, pending further fundraising, a town forest will see an addition of 110 acres.

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USDA Funded Project Will Help VT Dairy Farmers Minimize Impact to Climate Change

In Vermont, a $1.2 million Conservation Innovation Grant was awarded to NativeEnergy, Inc. to implement a mobile manure solids separation project. The grant from USDA-NRCS will enable NativeEnergy to implement an innovative approach to improve dairy farms’ manure management, reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) at the farm, and capture and remove excess nutrients.

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Meetings & Events

3SquaresVT Basic Training

This October Hunger Free Vermont is hosting a series of 3SquaresVT Basic Trainings across the state. 3SquaresVT, the largest federal nutrition program, provides benefits to approximately 80,000 Vermonters. This training will offer an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of 3SquaresVT eligibility, deductions, benefits and the application process, learn about recent and upcoming policy changes, enhance outreach skills, network with colleagues from your region, and participate in focused discussions with seasoned advocates. Trainings are two hours long, free, and open to anyone who works with low-income Vermonters.

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Financing the Working Landscape - FREE CONFERENCE

Come to a FREE day-long conference on the financing opportunities available to businesses and partnerships producing and conserving our state's working lands. Explore grants, loans and other programs that can leverage your business' capital to achieve your mission in producing forest products, farm produce, and value-added food products. Join the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) and Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA)

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Improving Tractor Skills for Women

Learn how to build your skills and confidence operating a tractor safely and efficiently. You'll get hands-on practice with other women in driving and hitching up implements. You'll be taught with women farm owners as your mentors so that you gain experience to plan ahead for successful farm operation and management.

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Job Listings

Farm and Creamery Assistant (Animal Farm)

Animal Farm Dairy is a small Grade A dairy and creamery in Orwell, Vermont We milk approximately ten cows, twice a day and produce our own farmstead butter and bottle our own buttermilk. We are looking for someone to milk and clean the barn for us four mornings a week, and, on…

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Executive Director (Merck Forest and Farmland Center)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MERCK FOREST AND FARMLAND CENTER, INC. General Responsibilities: As Chief Operating Officer under the direction of the president and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the ED works to achieve the overall vision and direction of the Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Inc. The Executive Director carries out the day-to-day…

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Education/Farm/Forestry Apprentice (Merck Forest and Farmland Center)

Education/Farm/Forestry Apprenticeship Program Merck's Apprenticeship Program is a nine month opportunity to be immersed in an educational non-profit, whose mission is to teach and demonstrate sustainable management of forest and farmland. Apprentices' time will be spent learning the concepts and practices of environmental education and sustainable land management on the farm…

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