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Technical Assistance and Training Available to Vermont’s Composters

2018 Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training will be held this fall.

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Vermont Cheesemakers Win Best of Show at American Cheese Society Competition

VERMONT CHEESEMAKERS TAKE HOME 36 RIBBONS
AT THE 35th ANNUAL AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION
Winners Announced on July 27 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The 2018 ACS competition saw 13 Vermont cheesemakers awarded 36 ribbons, including Best of Show for Harbison and a second-place Best of Show finish for Calderwood, both produced by Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, VT.

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Slow Money Vermont Announces Opening of Entrepreneur Showcase Application

Calling All Food, Farm & Forestry Entrepreneurs! Apply NOW to present at the Slow Money Vermont Entrepreneur Showcase on December 5, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the River Garden in Brattleboro.

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Scholarships Available for Oct. 3rd Food Tank Summit in NYC

Vermont Fresh Network selects Food Loss & Food Waste event in NYC for their second round of conference program scholarships

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Vermont Program Sets Bar for Farm to School Programs

Schools from across the Northeast Selected For Program to Grow School-wide Farm to School Initiatives.

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Vermont Food Venture Center Reaches Major Milestones and Releases Meet the Maker Videos!

In 2018, the Vermont Food Venture Center, located in Hardwick, reaches its seventh year of operations. The 15,000 square foot farm and food business incubator was launched through a collaborative effort between the Center for an Agricultural Economy and Northern Vermont Development Association. Staff at the Venture Center worked with ten farm and food business clients over the last year, with support for marketing and business services through a USDA RD Rural Business Development Grant. Each client worked with an expert in brand identification and marketing, as well as a videographer, to create short video piece that articulates their mission, showcases their products, and can be used as a promotional tool.
This month, the Meet the Maker Video series has been released, and all ten of the videos are available at the Center for an Agricultural Economy website

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VT Community Loan Fund Finances VT Farms & Food Producers in 1st Quarter 2018

The Vermont Community Loan Fund helped finance three Vermont farms and food producers in the first quarter of 2018, through its SPROUT deferred payment loan program, and other programs. Total financing from the first quarter reached $983,000.

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Breakfast on the Farm Set for Another Year of Fun June 23 & July 28

Free pancakes, cute cows and fun activities on the farm – it’s all happening at Vermont's Breakfast on the Farm at the Gervais Family Farm in Enosburg Falls on Saturday, June 23rd, and at Kayhart Brothers Dairy Farm in West Addison on Saturday, July 28th.
Breakfast on the Farm is a free, public celebration designed to teach people about modern dairy farming and introduce the farm families who work hard to produce nutritious and wholesome dairy foods for Vermont and beyond.

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Slow Living Summit Explores the Future of Farm & Food Entrepreneurship

Presented by the Strolling of the Heifers Windham Grows, this year’s Summit asks – “How can you create and grow a resilient food business that affects your community in a positive way?”

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The Heifers will stroll again in Brattleboro!

Brattleboro parade and festival highlight local farmers and local food

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