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16 days to go on their kickstarter campaign! Vermont Farmer Building Sailboat To Transport Produce To NYC by Neil Casey for Gothamist The city has lots of rooftop farms and greenmarkets for feeding your crippling ramps addiction, but a Vermont farmer wants to add produce-via-sailboat to the mix. Rice farmer Erik Andrus has begun a […]
The U.S. Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) will hold its 2013 Conference on June 9-12 at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont hosted by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. Our 7th meeting is organized around the theme of "Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability" and will aim to research and catalog sustainability lessons […]
Your tiny state is about to take on the wrath of monsanto. Courage! Solidarity! Get out the vote! Rural Vermont - ACTION ALERT & Legislative Update Now is the time for Citizen Action on Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods PLEASE JOIN US AT A GRASSROOTS ACTION FORUM! Montpelier tonight, Burlington and Middlebury tomorrow. With one week […]
MR Harvest Farm, a sustainable/organic mixed vegetable farm in Grand Isle, VT seeks an experienced vegetable grower to join our team. This is a full-time, year-around position available immediately. In addition to being a reliable, hands-on individual; candidates must possess knowledge/skills in an Organic commercial setting: -Minimum 5 years’ experience working with Organic Mixed Vegetables […]
French Hill Apiaries, begun in 1974 and located in the northern Champlain Valley of Vermont and New York, is one of the largest and most successful beekeeping operations in New England. We produce high quality liquid and comb honey that is sold throughout the region. My apiary is also noted for producing exceptional, locally adapted […]
A UVM Extension New Farmer Project Class For people with 5 or more years of experience operating a farm business. Dates: March 13, 20 & 27 2013. Locations: On farms in Chittenden County.. Time: 10 am to 3 pm. Early registration deadline: February 20, 2013, Cost: $100. Registration deadline: March 1, Cost: $135 Cost: $100-$135 […]
The VT New Farmer Project is offering new and aspiring farmers consultations with farm business advisers at several upcoming conferences. These sessions will be focused on helping new farmers create action plans to start or enhance their farm businesses. Space is limited. Preregistration is recommended. For more information and questions, contact Jessie Schmidt at the […]
Apprenticeship in Rice and Duck Agriculture, with profit-share May 2013-October 2013 Boundbrook Farm, Ferrisburgh, Vermont Boundbrook Farm is the largest wet rice farm in the northeastern U.S., and is a regional leader in ecological rice production on a small-commercial scale. We use ducks for weed control and use a variety of specialized equipment for irrigation, […]
UVM Extension New Farmer Project: Direct Market Pricing Clinics for Farmers These FREE one-day clinics will provide hands-on opportunities to learn about various cost-based pricing techniques using your own production and financial data. Participants will also explore market placement and promotion considerations related to the price points you want to achieve. Follow-up mentoring and technical […]
Tuesday, May 29, 7 pm EST. Farming for Life: Using body mechanics & other tools to do what you love longer. Taking care of your body can ensure a future of doing what you love—farming, gardening, or simply living. In this webinar, Ann Adams & Liz Brensinger, from Green Heron tools, share secrets from the […]
Windsor High Chairs from Jericho Settlers Farm. These remind us of The Ox Cart Man.
Sustainable Agriculture Faculty Assistant Sterling College seeks to hire a full-time Sustainable Agriculture Faculty Assistant. This position is an experiential, immersive learning and leadership opportunity for a passionate, inspired, and enthusiastic individual. The ideal candidate is ready to help teach students at Sterling College how to manage a diversified year-round farm in a small close-knit […]
Located in Townshend, Vermont, Big Picture Farm L3C is a small goat dairy and farmstead confectionery. To learn more about our farm, goats and products, please visit our website at http://www.bigpicturefarm.com/. This spring we’re looking to fill one full-time position that would combine farming and confectionery duties.
UVM Extension New Farmer Project: Pricing Clinics for Direct Marketing Farmers Are you uncertain how much to charge for your farm products? Are you unclear how to determine your costs of production? Do you need help determining prices for your farm products that support your business sustainability? These FREE one-day clinics will provide hands-on opportunities […]
Are you a graduate student interested in organic plant breeding and seed systems? We are inviting applications from graduate students in plant breeding and related programs for the first Student Organic Seed Symposium. The event will be held at the Lakeview Inn in Greensboro, Vermont, from August 5 - August 8, 2012. Hosted by High […]
UVM Extension New Farmer Project Building a Sustainable Business for Start-Up and Re-strategizing Farmers Don't delay! Register now for the "Early Bird" registration price! A strong business plan is key to a successful start for farms, specialty food businesses and other agricultural enterprises. To help ag entrepreneurs get off on the right foot, the University […]
Blog readers will probably remember that their old barn, and a lot of food along with it, burned down last winter. There's an excellent article about the project HERE If you're in the area, tours will take place December 3rd. Craftsbury, VT – Saturday, December 3rd, 2011— Pete’s Greens will be hosting an open house […]
For those in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Small Business Agricultural Advising The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), in conjunction with the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has hired Heidi Krantz to be an Agricultural Business Advisor from 2010 to 2012.
WHOLE FARM PLANNING COURSE OFFERED FOR BEGINNING WOMEN FARMERS Shelburne--A 10-session whole farm planning course will be offered in Shelburne, beginning this January, for women with 2-10 years of farming experience. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 28. The free course, coordinated by the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension New Farmer Project, is open to […]
Here is an impassioned note from Sophie, a Vermonter who's been digging in to help out the farmers, and others, in the flooded valleys and devastated bottomlands of Vermont. We stand in solidarity with those of you who have been affected in VT and northern NY. If you know of any other ways that folks […]
don't forget! The deadline for these helpful workshops is approaching...May 18 deadline to register for the May 23rd event! Chainsaws 101: Safe Use and Maintenance for Beginners Learn to use and maintain chainsaws safely at two workshops in Essex, VT coordinated by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project and the Women’s Ag Network. Workshop instructor […]
We need ewe! Bonnieview Sheep Dairy in VT is seeking a summer intern for 2011. You'll learn all aspects of sheep dairying, including pasture management, milking, cheesemaking and aging. Other jobs may include helping with haying, the garden and the chickens. There is a swimming pond, and a converted horse barn to live in for […]
Southern Vermont Beginning Farmers Summit Saturday April 30th, 2011 at Bennington College 10am-12pm The Southern Vermont Beginning Farmers Summit is a free event for young and beginning farmers (both practicing and aspiring) who are located in Southern Vermont and surrounding areas. The event is centered around discussing and workshopping through issues facing beginning farmers, including […]
Livestock Slaughter and Meat Labeling Regulations in Vermont--April 28, 2011 at 12 p.m. with Randy Quenneville, VT Meat Inspection Program Chief coordinated by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project Join Randy Quenneville, VT Meat Inspection Program Chief to learn about the multi-faceted regulations for livestock slaughter and meat labeling at the state and federal level. […]
important and helpful for you Vermont greenhorns. Chainsaws 101: Safe Use and Maintenance for Beginners Learn to use and maintain chainsaws safely in a series of workshops coordinated by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project and the Women’s Ag Network. Workshop instructor Jessica Ricketson is an experienced sawyer who regularly trains trail crews and students […]
Another great opportunity from the good folks at Sterling College. The Sterling College Apprentice Farm Manager Program is an experiential, immersive learning and leadership opportunity for passionate, inspired, and enthusiastic individuals ready to help manage a diversified year-round teaching farm and live in a small close-knit college community beginning in May 2011.
The Larson Farm We milk 20 jerseys in a tie-stall barn. We practice rotational, intensive grazing during the pasture season and strive to decrease grain consumption with grass-based genetics and high-quality forage. One of our major focuses is on holistic herd health management using homeopathy and immune-boosters. We sell raw milk from the in-house farm […]
Mary’s Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek in Bristol, VT is seeking a garden intern for the 2011 growing season. We operate a 5 bedroom Bed and Breakfast as well as a restaurant which specializes in sourcing local and fresh ingredients. We are able to grow over 75% of produce used in the restaurant on site in our […]
University of Vermont's Farmer Apprentice Program The University of Vermont, in partnership with the Intervale Center, has created a five-month intensive program for aspiring farmers that provides a hands-on, entrepreneurial approach to sustainable farming. What is it? This program offers participants the unique opportunity to manage their own growing site, take classes from professors and […]
SEEKING 2-3 INTERNS FOR THE SUMMER 2011 SEASON (EARLY MAY-AUG, SEPT, or OCT) PEAKED MOUNTAIN FARM (sheep dairy) together with BIG PICTURE FARM (goat dairy) represent a collaboration of skills and aspirations that is rare in today’s ever-evolving, value-added, small sustainable farm movement. Our partnership has been formed between like-minded individuals dedicated to producing farm-generated […]
This would be the ultimate echinacea hook up. Help Wanted! Zack Woods Herb Farm, a certified organic medicinal herb farm in Hyde Park, Vermont is currently seeking a seasonal Office Manager/Field Worker for the 2011 season and beyond.
A few days ago, a fire roared through the main barn at our friend pete at pete's greens in craftsbury, VT. The barn is a total loss, taking with it all the stored crops, meats, coolers, and vegetable cleaning and processing equipment. These events remind us of the ever-unpredictable world of farming, and we are also reminded of […]
Big thank you to Andrea for making us aware of this brand new farmer training program in VT. she said 'would you be into this?' we said YES A partnership between Intervale Center and The University of Vermont. These programs continue to flourish, but will flourish even more if we flood them with applications. […]
from scratch! here's a note from the landowner to all you greenhorns out there. I writing this on behalf of my mother, but also myself. She inherited a piece of land (approx 100 acres) in Tunbridge, VT almost 40-some years ago (for folks who know Tunbridge, it's on Monarch Hill Rd., across from Ware Drive). […]
A new program from High Mowing Seeds. It's too late to join for 2011, but what a super model! Join our Community Supported Seeds program and receive 10% off seeds for next season! Put your seed dollars towards supporting a family-owned company committed to meeting your farming needs with high-quality organic seeds! The CSA model […]