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About Ali Zipparo

Women in Agriculture Network programs. She comes to UVM Extension with wide-ranging experience in Vermont agriculture and policy, including work with the Farm to Plate initiative and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board’s Farm Viability program. Ali is passionate about agricultural policy issues, and will be providing updates about the 2012 Farm Bill and other agricultural matters over the next several months.

The Women of the First Annual New England Meat Conference

In March, I had the pleasure of attending the first annual New England Meat Conference in Concord, New Hampshire. A brainchild of a few Vermont movers and shakers — including Vermont Agency of Agriculture’s Chelsea Lewis, NOFA-Vermont’s Sam Fuller, and … Continue reading

Posted in Farmer Success Stories, Financial Management, Leadership, Marketing, Product handling and quality

Young Farmers to Benefit from New Match Saving Program

The list of opportunities for women in agriculture in Vermont is growing, with the addition of a new program targeting youth, age 14-21. UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture is excited to announce a new match-saving and education program that … Continue reading

Posted in Resources for Beginning Farmers

House Bill Passes Out of Committee

But, will it make it to the floor, before the current bill expires on September 30th?   The House version of the Farm Bill passed out of Committee 35-11 on July 12, and is now waiting for House leadership to … Continue reading

Posted in The USDA Farm Bill