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Agritourism

A collection of resources aimed at promoting the agritourism industry and intended to aid farmers in implementing agritourism into their farms.

Agritourism How to Develop a Farm Stand

Topics include: Town and State Regulations; Location; Food Safety; Risk Management; Marketing; Business Planning; Design and Layout; Staffing.

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Vermont Farm Worker Wage, Hour, and Housing Fact Sheet

Information about wages, working hours, and housing regulations for farm workers in Vermont provided through the collaborative effort of nine organizations state-wide.

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Career Profiles Career Profiles Project: Randolph Technical Career Center Farmer Profiles

As part of the F2P Career Profiles Project, the 2017-2018 Agricultural Technology class at Randolph Technology Career Center interviewed three local farmers to compare their farm operations and career paths.

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Retail Training Collection

The Retail Collection includes resources developed or used by the Independent Grocers Task Force to complement its statewide in-store retail trainings, including the Take 5 video series along with written resources designed to help retailers more effectively source and merchandise local food. Video episode topics include promotions, purchasing, merchandising, in-store displays, signage, sampling, and procurement. The written resources cover purchasing, merchandising, operations, financials, and staffing. Farmers and specialty food producers interested in learning more about best practices in retail merchandising may also find value in the video series.

Retail Training Collection Daily Huddle

A daily huddle provides a way to solve minor issues quickly, keeps line staff informed of operational details, allows for staff participation in problem solving, and increases personal accountability.

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Retail Training Collection How Do You Rate? Communication

An evaluation of interpersonal communication.

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Retail Training Collection Exercising Your Leadership

“Business, like life, is all about how you make people feel. It’s that simple, and it’s that hard.” - Danny Meyer

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Career Profiles Charting a Path: Food System Workforce Needs Assessment

This study, conducted by researchers Holly Tippett and Wendy Meunier, asked, “What are the education and training needs of Vermont’s food system employers and is our education system aligned with these needs?” The final report, Charting a Path: Food System Workforce Needs Assessment, gives 10 recommendations to better align Vermont’s food system education with the needs of today’s farm and food businesses.

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