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Celebrating the Heroes Who Feed Our Kids
More than one year after the statewide school closures that resulted in overnight changes for families and school staff, Food Connects reflects on the vital role of School Nutrition Professionals through a series of interviews conducted in the spring and summer of 2020. These school lunch heroes stepped up every day to ensure our community remained fed. What a challenging year this has been for everyone working in school kitchens! Read More
Nominations Open for 2021 Con Hogan Community Leadership Award
Winner to Receive $15,000 Cash Prize Read More
Putney Central School Revitalizes its School Garden & Orchard
The Putney Central School (PCS) community celebrated May Day 2021 with a garden renaissance work party. School staff, students, and their families turned out on a chilly, sunny morning to prepare the garden for the upcoming season. Read More
Register Now For Open Farm Week 2021
Planning begins for Vermont’s 7th annual Open Farm Week, August 8 - 15, 2021. Read More
$5,000 Award Available for Farmers
Do you know a farm worker or owner who’s found a creative way to respond to the pandemic and/or advance racial justice in the state? Please encourage them to apply for the Eric Rozendaal Memorial Award by June 30! The winner will receive $5,000 for a farm project that exemplifies their commitment to community, land stewardship, and innovation. Read More
Dairy Farmer Promotion Grant Available!
Up to $1,500 available per dairy farm in competitive grants for activities that help build public trust in dairy farming and grow dairy sales. Read More
Over 1,100 People Visited Miller Farm Virtually
More than 1,100 visitors gathered virtually on Zoom and around their breakfast tables for a tour of Miller Farm in Vernon for this year’s Vermont Breakfast on the Farm. The southern Vermont dairy farm is currently managed by three families, Pete and Angela Miller, Art and Judy Miller, and Keith and Tina Franklin. Read More
Food Connects Welcomes New Development Manager
Food Connects is excited to welcome Vickie Case to their team as their new Development Manager. Vickie’s work will connect the organization to more community members, businesses, and organizations throughout the region and strengthen its annual fund program. Read More
Green Mountain Farm-to-School Delivering Free Meals to Migrant Farm Workers in the NEK through Vermont Everyone Eats
In an effort to reach some of the most important yet underserved populations of the Northeast Kingdom, Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is delivering 130 free meals per week directly to 65 migrant farm workers located at 10 different farms in Orleans County. Read More
USDA announces May 14 App Deadline for high tunnels, irrigation
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont announced that financial assistance is available through the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) program for eligible producers to implement conservation practices such as high tunnels, micro-irrigation and other specific irrigation and water related practices. Apply by May 14. Read More
New Report Reflects Phosphorus Reduction Progress as a Result of Conservation Implementation by Vermont Farmers
The Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership (VAWQP) released its 2020 annual report highlighting the impacts of state and federal investments toward protecting and improving water quality. The VAWQP report shares conservation practice implementation data which indicates a high level of commitment from Vermont farmers in land stewardship. Read More
Apply by April 23 for the USDA-NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Agricultural producers and forest landowners wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). While applications for CSP are accepted year-round, applications must be received by April 23, 2021, to be considered for this funding period. Read More
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