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Free Internship & Employment Law Workshop for Farms and Food-Based Businesses

124 Admin Drive
Randolph Center, VT

Farms and food-based businesses look to hire interns for a number of reasons, such as wanting to pass skills on to the next generation. However, there are some very serious legal considerations every agricultural and food business must be aware of before developing internships.

To address these concerns, Sterling College is organizing a free two hour workshop on Monday, February 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Vermont Tech Enterprise Center meeting room on the Vermont Tech campus. The workshop features a question-and-answer period with Kelly Connolley, the Assistant District Director of the Federal Department of Labor. Connolley will answer questions about state and federal employment law regarding internships and other employment structures.

“This is a great opportunity to have your individual questions addressed,” said Louise Calderwood, Sterling College adjunct faculty member in Sustainable Agriculture. “Attendees can have the session tailored to their individual needs if they send their questions ahead of time.”

Participation is limited to 15 attendees. To reserve a spot, email Funding for this workshop is provided through USDA Rural Development and Sterling College.



Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College is the leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship. The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on sustainability through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Outdoor Education. Sterling College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of only seven federally recognized Work Colleges in the nation.

MEDIA CONTACT: Christian Feuerstein, Director of Communications, Sterling College | 802.586.7711 x164 •