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Registration Opens for Growing Places Classes for Aspiring Farmers and Start-ups

Are you considering starting an agriculture or natural resource-based business, but are unsure where to start? Growing Places will help you develop a comprehensive goal statement that will help in the business planning process, and will explore and evaluate opportunities and resources available to Vermont farmers. Classes are held Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 pm in Berlin and Northfield, VT. The first class is Oct. 2, 2014.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. The registration fee is $110 per person if received by Sept. 14, 2014.  After that date registration will be $150. A check or money order reserves your space at the course. To register, send your check, made payable to UVM Extension, Growing Places, 617 Comstock Rd, Suite 5, Berlin, VT 05602.  Or, you can register on-line at  If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please inform Heidi Krantz, or 802-223-2389, by Sept. 14, 2014 so we may assist you.

Scholarship assistance is available.  For more information, contact Heidi Krantz at email or 802-223-2389. 

The course is sponsored by UVM Extension and by funding from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work. 

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.