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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rooted in Vermont Co-Founder Launches Healing and Social Justice Enterprise

Rae Carter, former VSJF communications director and Rooted in Vermont co-founder, opens a healing and social justice enterprise centered in co-creating personal and cultural transformation, expanding upon collective impact and communication approaches she facilitated with Vermont's food system.

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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.

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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.

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Nominations being accepted for the Leopold Conservation Award

Recognition to landowners for exemplary conservation with $10,000 award in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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AmeriCorps VISTA Needed to Help Launch Northeast Kingdom Gleaning Program

The Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District and Salvation Farms partner to build Vermont’s newest gleaning program to serve the Northeast Kingdom. An effort coming out of the Northeast Kingdom Food Cycle Coalition, this local partnership brings in a national partner, Harvest Against Hunger, to place an AmeriCorps VISTA service member to help seed the Northeast Kingdom gleaning program. The Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District seeks to fill this Harvest Against Hunger VISTA position for a start date in April and is accepting applications now.

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