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About Liz Kenton

Liz Kenton coordinates UVM Extension 4-H's Youth Agriculture Project, offering statewide support to programs that help youth build life and job skills. She develops resources, outreach materials, and educational events related to farm and food career development and agricultural safety, as well as overseeing a one-acre educational farm site in Brattleboro. Liz's previous work includes stints as an experiential educator, digital mapping technician, Peace Corps volunteer in agroforestry, and as a farmhand on small family farms in CT and in VT. She currently serves as board secretary for both Post Oil Solutions and for the Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market, and enjoys reading fiction and playing volleyball when there's time.

Youth Tractor Safety Education Update

Two youth tractor certification classes will be offered to the public this spring through a partnership of regional Career and Technical Education Centers and UVM Extension 4-H. Each course will take place over four Saturday sessions, and include a mix … Continue reading

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Upcoming National Farm to Cafeteria Conference to be Held in Vermont

  Are you already among the thousands of farmers who already welcome children to your farm, and/or supply produce to a school meal program? As we occasionally mention on this blog, attending part or all of a conference can be … Continue reading

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Got Tractor Training?

Is training in safer tractor operation available for young people near you who live and work on farms? According to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the U.S., … Continue reading

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