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News & Announcements

UVM CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE’S WORK ON SOIL COMPACTION EARNS FEDERAL CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANT

The UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture was honored to be among the 2014 recipients of this year’s USDA National Conservation Innovation Grants directed to projects that will (according to the USDA press release) “help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation.”

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Vermont sunflowers to help provide biodiesel power

Green Mountain Power, UVM Extension and the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative collaborate on farm energy project

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Please Vote for the VT Foodbank to Win a $60K Award

We need your help! The Vermont Foodbank is in the running for $60,000 from Walmart to support our culinary training program -- Community Kitchen Academy, which is operated in partnership with Capstone Community Action in Barre and Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf in Burlington. Visit www.walmart.com/fightinghunger.

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Meetings & Events

Eat X NE

Eat X NE will strengthen Vermont’s local food movement by welcoming the entire community to a free, all-ages festival that aims to raise over $20,000 in donations to local food non-profits, educates entrepreneurs, families and gardeners on the business, preparation and cultivation of local food and celebrates our vibrant culinary tradition through fun gatherings at the peak of our abundant harvest.

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Shelburne Farms 36th Annual Harvest Festival

Come celebrate Vermont farm and forestry traditions through connections with food, agriculture, and community! This day-long festival features music, storytelling, hands-on activities for children, traditional craft demonstrations, educational exhibits on Vermont’s agricultural, environmental, and energy future.

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Tour de Farms

Delicious foods, delightful bicycling, and spectacular scenery are in store for all who participate in the 7th Annual Tour de Farms! Scheduled for Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Shoreham, VT. Visit acornvt.org to register!

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Job Listings

Community Organizer/Advocate (Rural Vermont)

Rural Vermont Seeks a Community Organizer/Advocate to join our team. If you have a passion for helping to build equitable and prosperous community-based food systems, Rural Vermont would like to hear from you. We seek a multi-talented individual who shares our values and would thrive as part of our team. Essential skills/knowledge…

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Extension Assistant Professor: Community Food Systems and Nutrition Specialist (University of Vermont Extension (Middlebury))

Announcement: Open Faculty Position at University of Vermont Extension Extension Assistant Professor: Community Food Systems and Nutrition Specialist University of Vermont (UVM) Extension seeks an Assistant Professor who will develop and deliver programs to 1) increase access to healthy and affordable food and 2) improve the dietary behavior and health…

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Communications Intern (Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund)

Assist Communications Director in social media and blogging projects for the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund and programs including both the Farm to Plate and Vermont Bioenergy Initiatives. Projects include: Research and writing Media tracking Updating content on www.VTFoodAtlas.com and www.VermontBioenergy.com Social media content development and tracking Possible event planning/support Skills required: Team player Quick thinker Organized Social Media – specifically Twitter…

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