Growing Places registration deadline Monday, June 10

The Vermont New Farmer Project class Growing Places is being offered at the Vital Communities office in White River Junction beginning June 24.  The class is for aspiring farmers and food entrepreneurs who want to learn more about the ins and outs of starting a farm business.  Registration deadline is Monday, June 10.

The in-person classes are scheduled for Monday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Course information and online registration can be found at Click on “Classes” then “Growing Places.” Scholarships are available.  For questions and additional information, email

Offered by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project in collaboration with Vital Communities and co-sponsored by the Women’s Ag Network.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Jessie Schmidt at (802) 223-2389, ext. 203, or (866) 860-1382 (toll-free in Vermont) by June 10, 2013. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.

No matter what stage your farm business is in, the New Farmer Project offers classes to help you reach your full potential. Vermont New Farmer Project courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of aspiring and beginning farmers, including topics such as: goal setting, business planning, marketing, and ag financial management.  Not sure which course is right for you? Contact us or call 802-223-2389 x203.

The Vermont New Farmer Project is an initiative of the University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture that is funded by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2011-49400-30500.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work.


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