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Farm to Plate is Vermont’s statewide initiative 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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Cocktail Walk offers an inside look at Vermont’s budding craft spirits scene

Cocktail Walk begins it's 2015 season, celebrating Vermont distillers, bitters, and restaurants. The series of twenty events in 2015 represent eleven distillers, six restaurants and a number of farms/producers.

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H.35 is a Vital Step Forward In Addressing Clean Water and Agriculture in Vermont

By Chuck Ross, Secretary
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets

The clean water bill currently under consideration in the Vermont House of Representatives (House Bill 35) is a vital step forward for Vermont’s efforts to address the problem of polluted storm water runoff into our lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. This bill addresses the problem of excess nutrients and sediment that flow off of our parking lots, roofs, roads, driveways, yards and farm fields when the snow melts or the rain falls. As Secretary of Agriculture, as a farmer, as a father, and as someone who takes great pleasure in enjoying swimming, boating and fishing on Lake Champlain, I could not be more pleased with the direction that the legislature is headed with this important piece of legislation. The health of our state’s economy, including our farm economy, depends upon finding a solution to the our water quality challenges.

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Winter Manure Spreading Ban Ends on April 1 - But Farmers Are Urged to Assess Carefully Before Proceeding

April 1st is the end of the Winter Manure Spreading Ban imposed by the Accepted Agricultural Practice Regulations (AAPs). But the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) is reminding farmers that they should carefully assess their individual situation to make sure they do not violate the AAPs if they choose to spread manure at this time. The AAPs require that all agricultural wastes be managed in order to prevent adverse impacts to water quality. That means that while it is legal to spread manure once the Winter Ban is over, manure must still be applied in a way that does not result in runoff to surface water, or across property boundaries. If these conditions occur as a result of spreading manure, a farmer could be subject to an enforcement action for violating the AAPs.

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Meetings & Events

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) Class

This 2-day class will review the seven HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) principles with emphasis on the current HACCP regulations and upcoming regulations by the Food Safety Modernization Act. Participants that attend this class will learn the difference between food safety regulations, food safety requirements by customers, and will be better prepared to organizer food safety program for their companies, or improve their current food safety programs and obtain a certificate from the International HACCP Alliance.

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Greenhouse Management and Technical Skills

Greenhouse Management and Technical Skills is offered through the Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Technical College.

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Food Chain$ Screening

This documentary tells the story of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ fight for food justice.

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Job Listings

Crew Leader at Third Branch Flower (Third Branch Flower, LLC)

We are a family-run, wholesale cut flower farm in Central Vermont seeking an experienced crew leader to work alongside and direct the field crew in daily tasks during our field season.Good communication and leadership skills are essential. 2-4 years of farm work experience required. Previous cut flower/horticulture knowledge and experience…

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FARM MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY           Dos Dinas Farm, Poultney, VT Dos Dinas Farm is a newly established berry farm in Poultney, VT.  Over the course of the past three years, owners John and Lorena Schramm have worked to plant out a variety of brambles and blueberries.  They are now…

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Sanitation Technician (Butternut Mountain Farm)

Butternut Mountain Farm is a leader in the maple industry. We are currently looking to fill a sanitation technician position at our packaging facility in Morrisville, VT.The ideal candidate would need to be able to work well with others, have good reading, writing and math skills, have the physical ability…

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