"The programs provides education, technical assistance, coaching and mentoring to beginning farmers in topic areas of production and management strategies, business management and decision support, marketing strategies, legal strategies, and topics related to processing safe and nutritious food. The program includes an innovative coaching program that meets the individualized needs of beginning farmers while maximizing the efficiency of the service providers. This model ensures each participating farmer has a personalized farm development plan providing the services they most need at the point in their business development where it will be most effective. Subjects included in the learning plan include: Business planning, management and decision-making; production; market selection; processing safety; land access and tenure options; and legal and regulatory issues."
VNFN Vermont New Farmer Network: Strategies for Success
802-223-2389 ext 202
UVM Extension UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT EXTENSION BURLINGTON, VERMONT 05405Individual Contact:
Mary L Peabody
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