Production and Processing

The Production & Processing Working Group is open to all members of the Farm to Plate Network. It is focused on developing and improving the resources available to Vermont's food producers and processors to support improvements in their production, their business management skills, and their quality of life. Members are expected to largely be made up of representatives of key organizational stakeholders that provide business services, technical assistance, financing or other assistance to producers and processors; production and processing business owners; and representatives from producer and processor associations. 


Vermont Farmers Graduate from Livestock Profitability School

In February 2019, 14 Vermont farmers graduated from the leading livestock profitability school, Ranching for Profit School (RFP), held in Burlington, Vermont.

Forty-three farmers and ranchers from Vermont, 12 states across the U.S., Canada and Australia examined their business, were challenged to examine practices they currently employ and explored new ideas to increase the profitability, productivity, and sustainability of their farming operations.

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Gathering the Herd: Vermont Meat Processing Case Study

Gathering the Herd captures lessons learned over a three year period from by the Farm to Plate Meat Processing Task Force through interviews conducted by Carrie Abels with members of the Task Force and industry leaders.

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