Apply for the Farm to School & Early Childhood Grant

Farm to School Early Childhood Grant

Vermont Business Magazine October is National Farm to School Month! Schools and early childhood providers can celebrate by applying for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets’ Farm to School and Early Childhood Grant.

This grant provides financial and technical assistance to schools and early childhood education providers to help develop or grow their farm to school and early childhood programs. The Farm to School and Early Childhood Grant opens for applications on October 3rd.

Eligible applicants are Vermont registered or licensed early childhood education providers; a consortium of early care providers; independent schools participating in any federal child nutrition programs; individual public schools; or supervisory unions (SU) or educational districts on behalf of a public school or consortium of schools.

Awards will range from $5,000-$20,000 based on the total student/child population of all organizations involved in the application.

Apply for a Farm to School and Early Childhood Grant today! Please reach out to program manager Gina Clithero, [email protected] or 802-585-6225, with any questions.

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Capital Equipment Assistance Program

Reminder: Capital Equipment Assistance Program

A reminder that the Capital Equipment Assistance Program closes on November 1st!

Financial assistance is available for new or innovative equipment that will aid in the reduction of surface runoff of agricultural wastes and state waters, reduce odors from manure application, separate phosphorus from manure, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce costs to farmers.

Generally, the program will cover 90% of the equipment cost with varying limits depending on the type of equipment.

Applications close November 1st. Please click here for more information about funding, allowable equipment, and other details.

Application closes: November 1st

Dairy Herd Management Technical Assistance

Dairy Herd Management Technical Assistance

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center is excited to announce the availability of technical services to dairy farmers.

Specialists will deliver technical assistance to farm business managers, targeting specific areas of dairy management with the goal of making improvements to their operations and bottom line.

Technical service providers can assist in areas such as; milk quality, grazing and pasture management, dairy nutrition, animal husbandry, animal housing/facilities, and personnel.

Contact Tony Kitsos, Dairy Business Programs Specialist at the University of Vermont, for more information

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Salvation Farms Aid Benefit Concert

Come to the Double E Performance Center in Essex for Salvation Farms' third annual Salvation Farms Aid Benefit Concert!

Presented by Front Porch Forum, come celebrate local and support Salvation Farms, a nonprofit in Morrisville focused on increasing resilience in Vermont's food system.

The evening includes live music, a dinner made entirely from locally grown surplus produce, a cash bar featuring local breweries, and a silent auction filled with amazing local gifts and getaways.

The Benefit takes place from 5:00-10:00pm ET. Tickets are $35 and all proceeds go to Salvation Farms. Get your tickets here.

Concert: October 16th

Vitinord Wine Conference

Reminder: Vitinord Wine Conference

A reminder to get your tickets to the International Viticulture and Enology Conference being held in Burlington, Vermont.

Vitinord brings together grape growers and winemakers from all the emerging wine regions in cold and cool climates including Scandinavia, the Baltics, Northern Europe, North America, and more.

If you are a grower, winemaker, researcher, technologist, trade writer, or educator in the world of cool-climate wine, you are encouraged to attend.

Tickets are $360 for the three-day conference from December 4-6th. Add-ons to your ticket for technical tours and wine tastings are available. Tickets sales close December 1st.

Conference: December 4th - 6th

12th Annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering
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