Vermont Food System Atlas


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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Celebrating National School Breakfast Week with Senator Becca Balint

Food Connects celebrated National School Breakfast Week during the first week of March by inviting Vermont State Senator Becca Balint to join Food Connects’ Farm to School Team, Sheila Humphreys and Kate Venne, for breakfast with Allegra Carignan’s Kindergarten class at Green Street School.

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VT NRCS Announces Sign-Up for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year (FY) 2019 is May 10, 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to this critical conservation program, which helps agricultural producers take the conservation activities on their farm to the next level.

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Vermont Produce Growers Awarded $60K to Make Food Safety Improvements

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) awards $60,000 to 13 Vermont produce growers making on-farm improvements that prevent or reduce produce safety risks. VAAFM’s Produce Program issued a third round of Vermont Produce Safety Improvement Grant (VPSIG) funding to help Vermont producers continue to grow food safely, efficiently, and economically.

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Meetings & Events

Day in the Dirt

Join hundreds of volunteers to lend a hand in a shared garden at a school, neighborhood, housing facility, hospital, workplace, library or childcare center – working together to build a happier, healthier Vermont!

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2019 Grow It! Workshops for Garden Leaders

Gardeners, educators, organizers and enthusiasts of community-based gardening: Join us for a workshop on “Growing Your Community of Gardeners” this spring at a location near you. Brainstorm solutions, share stories, and swap ideas for stronger garden communities! For a list of locations, details and registration go to http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/growit.

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2019 Hunger Action Conference

Healing the Past for a Healthy Future: Join the Vermont Foodbank for our keynote speaker Dr. Ken Epstein and workshops covering topics such as poverty and hunger, food systems, health, best practices and more!

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Job Listings

Livestock Manager (Sterling College)

The Livestock Manager reports to the Director of the Rian Fried Center and is primarily responsible for managing and overseeing the livestock and draft animals on the Sterling College Farm. The Livestock Manager coordinates with and takes direction from the Draft Animal Educator with regard to the care of the…

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Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems/Draft Animal Educator (Sterling College)

The Draft Animal Educator is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems faculty and reports to the Dean of Academics. The Draft Animal Educator is responsible for the direct instruction of courses that lead to a minor in Draft Animal Power Systems with an expected teaching workload that…

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Director of Finance and Operations (Sterling College)

The Director of Finance and Operations reports to the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for direct oversight of the major operational areas of the College. Direct reporting lines include finance and budgeting, technology, institutional research, buildings & grounds, campus sustainability, auxiliary services, human resources, and legal…

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