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Vital Communities Convenes Upper Valley Farmer Climate Network

Join Upper Valley farmers for the kickoff of the Upper Valley Farmer Climate Network on Monday, October 21, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Skinny Pancake in Quechee. The gathering will include refreshments, conversation, planning, and an overview from UVM Extension Climate Program Coordinator Joshua Faulkner. The event marks the start of a two-year, farmer-directed series of events to build a more resilient farmer network in the region.

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Over $305k In Grants To Benefit Vermont Specialty Crop Producers

Montpelier, VT | October 7, 2019 – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces grants totaling $305,929 for eight projects to benefit Vermont fruit, vegetable, and value-added producers and increase consumer access to locally produced food. These grants, funded through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), were awarded to seven agricultural organizations to undertake a range of technology development, research, education, marketing, and program-building projects. The grants will leverage an additional $203,468 in matching funds.

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Second Annual State House to Farmhouse: Legislators Heard From Farmers

Farmers and lawmakers from across the state gathered at nine farms on a recent Sunday afternoon for farm tours and dialogue about the needs, concerns, barrier, opportunities, and hopes farmer experience - and their visions for the future of agriculture in Vermont. A coalition of statewide and regional agriculture and food nonprofits organized these gatherings, where rich and meaningful conversations were shared, and where direct relationships were grown between farmers and the legislators who represent them in the State House.

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Applications Now Open for New Vermont Family Farmer of the Month Award

NOFA Vermont in partnership with VHCB Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, Shelburne Farms, and the Vermont Grass Farmers Association is excited to announce that applications are now open for The Vermont Family Farmer of the Month Award. This new fund makes a financial award to a Vermont family farmer each month for a project that will improve the viability of the farm.

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NOFA-VT Now Accepting Journey Farmer Applications for 2020 Cohort

Applications are now open for the 2020 Journey Farmer Program. This two-year program enables new farmers to advance their farming skills and experiences while being part of a learning community of other beginning farmers and farmer mentors. Participants will benefit from access to NOFA workshops including the Winter Conference, an educational stipend, access to Farm Beginnings classes, and farmer-to-farmer mentoring.

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Music to Nourish the Soul and Body

Inspired by Farm Aid, Salvation Farms Aid features some of your favorite Vermont musicians covering the music of past Farm Aid performers - Friday, November 1st at ArtsRiot in Burlington.

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Kitchen Commissary Space for Rent

The Skinny Pancake is working on an exciting new project in the Old North End of Burlington and seeking another collaborator to round out the effort.

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Windham Grows Farm Business Accelerator Extends Deadline for Farmer-entrepreneurs to Apply for November Cohort

Farmer-entrepreneurs: Apply for Windham Grows Farm Business Accelerator! Deadline has been extended to October 12.

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Food Connects Welcomes New Farm to School Program Manager

Food Connects is excited to welcome Conor Floyd to their team as their Farm to School Program Manager.

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Vermont B Corp Trail launches on DigInVT.com

Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) invites the public to explore a new DigInVT.com culinary trail that features ten of Vermont’s most notable businesses. The B Corp - Taste the Power of Positive Change Trail takes visitors and travelers on a journey across the state. It includes stops from Dummerston to Norwich from Waterbury to Burlington, where they can explore, sample and support companies that are constantly working to redefine success and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

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