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Farm to Plate is Vermont’s statewide initiative to increase economic
development and jobs in the farm and food sector and improve access
to healthy local food for all Vermonters.


News & Announcements

RFQ - Seeking qualified consultants to work with farm, food and forestry sectors

The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program is seeking individuals and firms that are interested in providing business-related services to the agricultural and forestry sectors. We will facilitate networking between RFQ respondents and a network of eleven organizations in Vermont that provide business planning and technical assistance. This will be followed by a meet-up event in early December.

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VT Schools Celebrate Healthy Food, Kids & Communities with National Farm to School Month

October is National Farm to School month, and schools around the state are reaping the benefits! With a host of harvest festivals and taste tests, work days and classroom activities, schools and organizations around the state are busy celebrating Farm to School (FTS) programs and the numerous ways they help our kids, schools, farms and communities.

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Boston Public Market

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is exploring a potential partnership with a Vermont business and/or a collaboration of Vermont businesses to develop, implement and operate a Vermont sourced food stand at Boston Public Market starting in spring 2015. The attached Request for Interest is an effort to gather information to gauge the level of interest and capacity among Vermont businesses.

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Meetings & Events

American Farmland Trust’s Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference

American Farmland Trust’s Farmland, Food and Livable Communities, is the premiere national conference weaving farmland protection together with conservation, food systems and next generation issues.

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Food Day 2014

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. It builds all year long and culminates on October 24. Here is the 2013 campaign report.

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Public Meetings to Introduce Draft Rules for Act 120 GE Food Labeling

Attorney General William Sorrell will hold three public meetings this month to introduce the draft rules to implement Act 120, the law requiring the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering. The meetings will be held the week of October 20, 2014 in Burlington, Montpelier, and Brattleboro.

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Job Listings

Contract Seed Production Coordinator (High Mowing Organic Seeds)

Position Summary: As High Mowing Organic Seeds expands our offerings of new and unique varieties we seek a dedicated person to oversee our contract seed productions. This person will support our Product Development team in finding reliable production capacity for both new and existing varieties by continuing to expand and strengthen…

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Membership Coordinator and Communications Coordinator (Vermont Land Trust)

The full-time Membership Coordinator will work closely with the Development Director and VP for Community Relations to recruit and retain members through effective marketing. He or she will also research and identify people and groups aligned with VLT’s mission and help develop and implement approaches to recruit new members through…

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Agricultural Licensing & Registration Specialist Trainee (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

This position involves a fast-paced environment that can include constant disruptions.  Applicant must have strong organization and time management skills, as well as a strong set of customer service and communication skills while working with applicants and vendors, as this is a substantial portion of the daily functions for this…

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