Author Archives: Beth Holtzman

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About Beth Holtzman

Beth Holtzman is outreach and education coordinator for the UVM New Farmer Project the Women's Agricultural Network.

Study: Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability

According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful enterprise. “The rising … Continue reading

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Farmer Perspectives Needed: Healthcare & Farm Businesses?

Researchers at the University of Vermont are seeking farmers to participate in listening sessions as part of a study on healthcare. This study is looking at the ways healthcare costs impact farm business in the Northeast. It is intended to … Continue reading

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Make 2014 Your Farm’s Best Year Yet!

Join WAgN and the UVM New Farmer Project on January 13 for an engaging full-day training on conducting an annual whole farm review. You’ll leave this farmer-led workshop prepared to conduct a whole farm review and to produce a strategic … Continue reading

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