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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

Agency of Ag Announces Statewide Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Grant Program

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (AAFM) is pleased to announce the first ever Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Ag Clean Water Initiative Program (Ag-CWIP). The Ag-CWIP will provide new opportunities for farmers and organizations to undertake projects that will achieve reductions in nutrient runoff from agricultural lands, with a priority for projects which reduce phosphorus losses statewide.

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Local Grass-Fed Beef Business Doubles Acreage through Conservation

Cheryl and Marc Cesario, farmers of Meeting Place Pastures in Cornwall, purchased 90 acres from their neighbor, Matt Bonner, who had conserved the land with the Vermont Land Trust in order to make it more affordable to the Cesarios.

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Forty-three Vermont Vendors & Exhibitors Prepare to Host Over 1 Million Visitors in The Vermont Building at Eastern States Expo

This Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the “Big E” Fair at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. This milestone fair, which runs from September 16th through October 2nd 2016 will be the largest celebration of New England agriculture in history. The Vermont Building on the Avenue of States will once again be a main attraction for over 1 million fairgoers who return year after year to eat, drink & shop the best Vermont has to offer. This year’s special events include Vermont Day, held on Saturday, September 24th, attended by Agency of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Jolinda LaClair, Vermont Legislators, and building trustees, and Harvest New England Day, held on Friday, September 30th, attended by Governor Shumlin and featuring 10 additional guest Vermont businesses on exhibit.

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Meetings & Events

Vermont Master Composter Course

LEARN BASICS OF COMPOSTING THROUGH VERMONT MASTER COMPOSTER COURSE

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Road Scholar Service Learning Trip: Farming and Feeding Vermont

Help Vermont improve access to healthy local food on this impactful service program. Take part in projects at community gardens, farms or non-profits and hear from agricultural experts.

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Champlain Orchards Pickin' Party: Round 3

Pickin' apples and pickin' instruments! Live music and pick-your-own at the orchard.

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Job Listings

Agriculture Development Coordinator (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

Overview This Agriculture Development Coordinator position will focus on consumer access and producer marketing relationships with farmers’ markets, farmstands, and CSA (community supported agriculture) farms. Tasks will include collecting local food pricing data from farmers’ markets, farm to school programs, and farmstands, to guide consumers informed food purchasing choices and collect…

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School Food Programs Coordinator (NOFA Vermont)

The School Food Programs Coordinator works for NOFA-VT and will be primarily involved in Farm to School work for the VT Food Education Every Day Project, a project of NOFA-VT and Shelburne Farms. This candidate will be responsible for supporting the development of the local and regional food system supply…

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Jr Iron Chef VT Assistant Coordinator (NOFA Vermont)

The Jr Iron Chef VT Assistant Coordinator works with Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day), a partnership project between Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) and Shelburne Farms. The Assistant Coordinator will work directly with the Coordinator to carry out all aspects of planning and…

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