Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets The Intervale Center has been delivering business planning and coaching services to farmers statewide for over 15 years. They provide free, in-depth, personalized support to farmers and value-added food business owners. This service helps them develop the business management skills necessary to meet their personal and financial goals.
Working with farmers in any stage of business development, the Intervale Center strives to understand the farmer's financials, help develop their business management systems, and achieve long-term goals.
In partnership with Food Connects, the Intervale Center has a new staff member dedicated to the Southern half of the state. Gina Simmons is a new Farm Business Specialist based out of Chester, Vermont.
Gina has 15 years of agricultural experience, and was the co-founder of Common Wealth Poultry Company, which is now a USDA-inspected processing facility. Gina also has an accounting degree from the University of Maine. She's excited to get started using her experience to help farmers in the southern half of the state achieve their goals!
If you are in need of business planning or coaching services in Southern VT, or anywhere else in the state, you are encouraged to fill out their questionnaire to begin the process.