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Human Resources Training Programs for Food System Businesses

The purpose of this project was to inventory and assess existing human resource and labor management trainings and resources available to Vermont farm and food businesses. It was also intended to develop recommendations for expanding or improving services to employers so that they can access tools and acquire skills needed to provide good working conditions to employees. 

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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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Agritourism

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

Agritourism Safety and Risk Management

Topics include: Develop a Farm Safety Plan; Maintain a Safe Environment; Plans of Operation; Staff Education and Training; Emergency Response; The Four P's of Liability; Protecting Yourself Legally.

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Farm Viability

A collection of resources aimed to aid farmers and technical assistance providers in strengthening the financial performance and viability of farm and food businesses.

Farm Viability 'Business for Sale' Valuation

Following is a discussion on ‘Business for Sale’ valuation models to assist farms, value added businesses, and agricultural business planning consultants assist farms in planning for eventual farm/business transfer. Primary questions: How to determine the value of the business? How to present the ’Business for Sale’?

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Farm Viability Farm Employer Overview

The hiring and management of employees presents an opportunity for farm businesses to expand operations, increase efficiency and create jobs from the working landscape. Managing employees comes with not only the responsibility to promote a safe and desirable workplace, but it also comes with the responsibility to make sure everything is in compliance with state and federal labor standards and laws.

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