Category Archives: Resources for Beginning Farmers

Health Insurance Sign-Up: Deadline is March 15

Vermont agricultural employers need to make important decisions in the coming weeks regarding health insurance, as many plans that farmers and food businesses have relied on in the past will end on March 31. If your plan is ending, you … Continue reading

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Making Social Media Work in Sustainable Agriculture: 7 Lessons Learned

Since social media has quickly become a primary means of communication (i.e. 72% of all online adults now use social networking sites like Faceback, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) I’ve been conducting a professional development project for Extension educators in Vermont, Maine, … Continue reading

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Women in Sustainable Agriculture– Reflection from the National Conference

The VT Women’s Ag Network staff and several Vermont farmers traveled to Iowa last week for the National Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference, hosted by the Women Food & Agriculture Network (WFAN).  The conference was three days packed with field … Continue reading

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