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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.


News & Announcements

Farm and Food Student Leaders to Arrive in Vermont for Whirlwind Study Tour

Leaders from across the nation who are studying how communities source, grow, process, purchase, and contemplate food will soon arrive in the Green Mountain State for the inaugural three-week Vermont Food Systems Summer Study Tour, May 31 – June 20. One of the only study tours of its kind in the world, students will earn transferable credits while accessing a “movable feast” of Vermont food systems education.

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The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Announces over $1 Million in Grants to 36 Vermont Businesses and Service Providers

Today, the Working Lands Enterprise Board announced this year’s 36 grant recipients – 24 agriculture and 12 forestry projects – for just over $1 million in both Working Lands and Local Food Market Development grant funding. These projects impact every county in Vermont, and leverage an additional $1.8 million in matching funds. Investments were made to 26 working lands enterprises and 10 service providers for projects that increase production, expand markets, develop innovative technologies, improve water quality, and train the workforce that Vermont’s businesses need to succeed.

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Community Kitchen Academy - BIG IMPACTS on Individuals and Communities

IS ANYONE BETTER OFF? Community Kitchen Academy, a program of the Vermont Foodbank improves an indvidual's likelihood to succeed in the food systems industry.

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Meetings & Events

USDA State Technical Committee Meeting

Bi-monthly meeting of the USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Technical Committee is May 27th.

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3SquaresVT Basic Training (Burlington Area)

3SquaresVT, the largest federal nutrition program, provides benefits to 87,000 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. Participants will also hear the latest policy changes from staff at the Department for Children and Families. Snacks will be provided; please bring your own lunch.

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Kids in the Kitchen: Zesty Pork Sliders!

Kid chefs will make a local pork slider, learning all about meat safety and cooking with meat along the way.

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Job Listings

Loan Closing Officer (Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA))

Vermont Economic Development Authority is seeking a Loan Closing Officer to prepare all agricultural, commercial and SBA loan documents and to close loans.General job functions include: Reviews write-up and commitment letter for preparation of all loan documents.  Reviews real estate and personal property opinions, title insurance, corporate evidence, leases, contracts, and permits…

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Processing Kitchen Manager (Pete's Greens)

Pete's Greens is a very progressive organic farm located in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We operate a year-round 500-600 member CSA, a farm stand, a retail store, and we sell to over a wide variety of wholesale accounts as well.Pete's Greens is hiring a full time kitchen manager…

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Caretaker (Philo Ridge Farm)

The property is located south of Burlington and rests besides a working farm, which the owners also own. The owners live on the land and oversee activities but are not part of the daily routine. Position OverviewThe Caretaker will be responsible for the overall maintenance and caretaking of the property animals,…

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