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Register for the 21 Day racial equity challenge

The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge is coming back for its sixth year and "early registration" is open now. There is no cost to participate in this robust program that draws more than 4,000 participants from across the U.S.

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Amplify Grant Funds Early Childhood Educators to Attend Food Connects Farm to School Conference

A recent partnership between Food Connects and RiseVT, the primary prevention program of OneCare Vermont, increases accessibility for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) to attend the upcoming Food Connects Farm to School Conference. Funding through RiseVT’s Amplify Grant has made it possible for 15 ECEs to attend Food Connects’ Conference on April 8 at no cost.

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Local Planning for Food Access Toolkit Provides Free Planning Resources for Vermont Communities

Everyone needs to eat. Simple, right? Food, a basic necessity, seems so straightforward, but for many Vermonters, getting affordable and nutritious food can be difficult. From children to older Vermonters, the difficulties in getting enough food that is affordable and nutritious are many. The Vermont Farm to Plate Network recently launched a Local Planning for Food Access Toolkit.

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Sunsoil Provides Scholarships for Sustainable Agriculture Students at Sterling College

The Hardwick-based company is offering $10,000 in scholarships to Vermont students studying sustainable agriculture at Sterling College, Vermont’s higher education leader in ecological thinking and action.

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Glass is Half Full: Half of Milk Category Showing Strong Growth

At first glance plant-based beverages seem to be taking over the dairy case and sales from milk. Yet, that isn’t the full picture said Adam Landau, Senior Vice President of Marketing Partnerships at Dairy Management, Inc (DMI). Landau spoke with over 200 dairy farmers and industry members about fluid milk sales and innovation at the Dairy Farmer Appreciation Banquet at the Vermont Farm Show on Thursday January 23, in partnership with local dairy check-off organization, New England Dairy.

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New Guide from Vermont Law School Helps Plant Breeders Preserve Biodiversity

Strategy prevents unwanted patents by putting genetic resources in the public domain.

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Award for Vermont Farmers

A great opportunity for Vermont farmers. The Eric Rozendaal Memorial Award gives $5,000 to a Vermont farmer who exemplifies the values of land stewardship, giving back, and entrepreneurial farming. Applications will be accepted till June 30, and the winner announced in the fall!

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Vermont Legal Food Hub Launches

Vermont Law School program will deliver free legal services to farmers, food entrepreneurs, and related organizations.

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Op-ED Setting the Table for Vermont – What Would You Like to See on Our Plate?

Vermont’s rural communities are intricately tied to our economy, identity and way of life. At the same time, all of Vermont suffers when our farm and forestry sectors falter.

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Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets Announces $200K Grant Funds to Support Vermont Specialty Crop Industries

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces the availability of grant funds for the purpose of strengthening Vermont’s specialty crop industries and improving the performance of Vermont specialty crops within local, domestic, and international markets. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture crops (including honey, hops, and maple syrup), and nursery crops (including Christmas trees and floriculture). Interested applicants must submit a pre-application by February 26, 2020.

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