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Build your business through green workforce development

Behind every great business are great people. Get the training you need to increase sustainability in brewing, dairy, and specialty foods manufacturing.

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Calling all Vermont breweries, dairy, and specialty food manufacturers: Join a Sustainability Cohort and go green!

The Vermont brand means not just the highest quality ingredients and skilled, artisan craftsmanship, it also means sustainable, Earth- and people-friendly practices. Learn how to earn more green by going green.

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On National Ag Day and Every Day, We Celebrate #OurFarmers in Vermont

Vermont USDA leaders Vicky Drew and Wendy Wilton share thoughts on #NationalAgDay, March 14, 2019

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Vermont Community Loan Fund SPROUT Program Financing for Agricultural Borrowers

Vermont Community Loan Fund is pleased to announce the availability of flexible, low cost financing for qualified agricultural borrowers through the SPROUT program.

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Salvation Farms Receives Competitive Ben & Jerry’s Grant

The Ben and Jerry’s Foundation awards only one multi-year capacity grant to a Vermont-based, statewide non-profit each year. The organization’s work must “resonate with the Foundation’s mission to further social justice, protect the environment, or support family farms and local food systems.”

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Celebrate Local Food at the 18th Annual Flavors of the Valley

Taste the flavors of the Upper Valley at the region’s premier local food expo, Flavors of the Valley. The 18th annual Vital Communities event is set for Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hartford High School gymnasium. Attendees sample local foods from more than 45 vendors—including fresh produce, artisan breads, award-winning cheese, tasty jams, hand-crafted sweets and more. It’s the not-to-be-missed event of the year for everyone who loves local food!

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Red Wagon Plants Announces Spring Workshop Schedule and New Educational Space

Red Wagon Plants is kicking off the growing season with a full event schedule. The expanded 2019 program lineup has offerings for all types of gardeners and cooks and those just curious about getting into the world of plants. From beginner classes on pollinator gardens and cannabis cultivation to “next level” offerings on growing unusual vegetables and four-season perennials, to make-and-take planters and culinary workshops, there is something for everyone. Most workshops are held in the beautiful new educational pavilion and it’s easy to register online.

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Northeast SARE Partnership Grants Fund Work with Farmers

Call for applications for 2019 Partnership Grant Program. Applications due April 23

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Northeast Dairy Farmers, Experts Discuss Innovation, Progress, at 2019 Vermont Dairy Producers Conference

Dairy farmers from across Vermont and New England gathered in Burlington Tuesday to discuss the latest news, trends, and economic outlooks for the region’s dairy industry. The 2019 Vermont Dairy Producers Conference (VDPC) was an opportunity for farmers in the Northeast to network, learn, and support each other in working towards success in 2019 and beyond.

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Workshop Series for Farmers and Food Producers

Hanover Co-op launches 10-session series aimed at helping farms and food producers. As part of its broader effort to support food production in New England, the Hanover Co-op has launched a low-cost series of workshops aimed at farmers and food producers. Sessions are scheduled for each Friday in March and include presentations by experts in food safety, production and delivery, financing, direct sales, and more. Each workshop is priced at $5, with all proceeds going to local 4-H Clubs.

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