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The @JustFood conference on March 15 brings together 700+ local food advocates. Get your tix for the all-day event!

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

Over 300 Students to Compete in 8th Annual Jr Iron Chef VT Competition

Ready, set, chop! On Saturday, March 21, 65 middle and high school teams will compete in the state’s eighth annual Junior Iron Chef VT. This local foods cooking challenge empowers youth to connect with where food comes from, healthy eating, and from-scratch cooking. Since its founding, the competition has more than doubled the number of participants with teams coming from every corner of the state.

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Show your support for local farms and food by signing RAFFL's signature ad

Publicly show your appreciation for our local farmers! RAFFL is designing a full page "signature ad" to thank our local farmers for nourishing our families and strengthening our communities. It will be published in the 2015 Locally Grown Guide (all 15,000 copies!) and in the Rutland Herald.

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Vermont’s Food System: Relocalize it!

Statewide “Farm to Plate” collaboration is creating jobs, boosting the economy, and making more local food available for Vermonters

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Meetings & Events

The Vermont Flower Show 2015

Three days of free seminars and educational workshops will be held. Families will find a special room all their own devoted to hands-on activities for children and scheduled performers to entertain them. Vermont Certified Horticulturists are on hand all three days to answer any gardening or landscaping questions.

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The How, When, & Why of Accessing Business Capital

Is debt a four letter word in your household? Would you benefit from learning more about different lending options available to VT farm and food businesses? Join RAFFL and The Carrot Project for this workshop to learn what you need to know and plan for the future!

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Ownership Succession Planning

In this seminar, you will learn the basics of how to choose a path for ownership succession in your business. We will take a close look at four different ways of selling a business: to an outsider, to family members, to managers or to the larger group of employees. While we will get into some technical details, the focus will be on stories about each path, told via video by owners who have been involved in the sale of Vermont businesses. Attendance is limited to business owners and key managers.

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Job Listings

Multiple Openings (Yankee Farm Credit)

Yankee Farm Credit, a leading provider of credit and financial services to the agribusiness community in Vermont, western NH and the Champlain Valley of NY is looking for employees that are passionate about agriculture and want to be involved with supporting local farm businesses to ensure their success. We currently…

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Various Positions (The Farm at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC))

Become a Farm Team member at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps! The Farm at VYCC offers unique opportunities in food, farm, and education at the historic headquarters of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. We are filling full-time and seasonal positions for the 2015 growing season. We seek motivated individuals who want…

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Cheese Maker (Cabot Creamery Cooperative)

Cheese Maker in Cabot, VT If you are interested in working in an innovative, team-oriented environment, where “The World’s Best” cheese and dairy products are made, we have the perfect career opportunity for you! Cabot Creamery is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Cheese Maker located in scenic Cabot, VT.  This individual will be…

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