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.

Take Your Labor Management to the Next Level

Thinking about how you’ll build and manage your crew this year? This two-part online learning circle is for you. Registration closes on March 12. Continue reading

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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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