||Manager, Farm First||myrahREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@investeap.org||802-951-5156|
I manage the Farm First Program which provides 24/7 confidential and free consultation, resource and solution-focused counseling services to help VT farmers address personal, family or professional concerns. Since personal worries impact us at work, this program can increase farm safety by decreasing stress and providing support and solutions. We help with anything that is of concern to the farmer including counseling regarding relationship stress, family conflict, accommodations for disability or injury issues (in collaboration with Vocational Rehabilitation and AgrAbility) to legal, financial and eldercare concerns. We also provide management consultations to help farmers with the complexities of dealing with employees. Farm First is a partnership between the Agency of Agriculture, UVM Extension and Invest EAP and began in 2009 for dairy producers and expanded in 2013 to serve ALL Vermont farmers grossing $10,000+ from their farms. Farmers are encouraged to call Farm First for more information 24/7 at 1-877-493-6216.
Network Groups: Production and Processing
- Support organization: Farm Inputs
- Support organization: Workforce Development
Business Planning and Technical Assistance
- Human resources
Personal help for personal concerns, Free counseling and Management consulting, Voc Rehab assistance for keeping your farming following injury or disability