Author Archives: Beth Holtzman

About Beth Holtzman

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

Farm Succession Planning – Never to Early or Too Late

VT farmers face succession planning challenges head-on with help from local groups. In Vermont, senior farmers age 65 or older operate 28% of the state’s farms. Of these 2,076 senior farmers, just 9% of them have someone under age 45 managing … Continue reading

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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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Speak Up

Have you ever noticed the “Leave a comment” link at the end of every WAgN blog post? Here’s what it looks like. Once somebody has commented on the a post, the link changes to “Comments.” Either way, when you  click … Continue reading

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