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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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Farmers Urged to Track Crop Losses

The recent storms in Vermont were not kind to many of our farmers. The Agency of Agriculture is urging farmers to document any losses from the flash floods. It’s helpful to take pictures and keep detailed records. This information could be valuable for farmers, state and federal officials as they calculate the economic impact of the wet weather this spring and summer.

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UVM students measure water and fuel costs of un-sold Vermont crops

A team of UVM undergraduates recently partnered with Salvation Farms, a Morrisville nonprofit, to calculate some of the environmental costs of crop loss in Vermont. Their report, An Analysis of the Environmental Impact of Food Loss on Farms in Vermont, found that 140 million gallons of water and upwards of $20,500 worth of fuel (8,000 gallons) is used per year to grow crops that never make it to people.

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Composting Association of Vermont Appoints New Director

The Composting Association of Vermont (CAV) is pleased to announce Natasha Duarte, of Hinesburg, Vermont as its new Director. Duarte will lead the 15 year-old organization, advancing the production and use of compost through educational programs and policy initiatives that benefit Vermont’s environment and economy.

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Meetings & Events

VCIH Herbal Roots Apprenticeship Program

The Herbal Roots Apprenticeship Program is a stand-alone program for the beginning herbal student and emphasizes hands-on, embodied learning in the VCIH gardens.

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Rutland/Bennington C.R.A.F.T. – Farmer Training Program

RAFFL & NOFA-VT to host CRAFT Farm Apprentice workshops on Rutland and Bennington County farms again this year between May and October of 2017. The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training is a national apprenticeship program that seeks to educate farm workers who are interested in becoming farmers in the future. CRAFT provides the structure for meaningful mentor relationships between committed farmers and focused apprentices by providing a diversity of on-farm educational experiences throughout the season.

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Farmstead Toolmaking

Connect to the environment through making. Learn smithing and carving to sustainably build tools that every new American farmstead needs using commonly available materials. Cultivate making confidence in this five-day intensive course, designed to inspire and support further study of blacksmithing and green woodworking.

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Job Listings

Food Export Intern (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

Food Export Internship: Resume & Cover Letter due July 28 Term of Program: Calendar Year 2017 Activity Code: G17EIP Contact: Lauren Masseria, lauren.masseria@vermont.gov, 803.505.5413 The State of Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets seeks an intern to support the work completed in partnership with Food Export Northeast. Each intern’s efforts shall be limited to supporting…

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Education Consultant I - Temporary (Part-Time Consultant for Child and Adult Care Food Program) (Vermont Agency of Education)

We have an exciting temporary, part-time opportunity for a person who enjoys working as part of a team with Child Nutrition Programs to help Vermont Child & Adult Care Programs (CACFP), Day Care Home Sponsors and their homes, as well as schools implement the food program to provide meals and…

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Director of Agricultural Development (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

To view the full job specification for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications. page.  General Information  This position,  (Director of Agricultural Development, Job Opening #621686), is listed as a DEPARTMENT ONLY posting.  Only current State of Vermont employees who have successfully completed an original probationary period AND are employed in the Department…

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