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VPR Cafe: UVM Extension Helps Grow A New Crop Of Farmers

Mara Hearst surrounded by her ewes at Levy Lamb Farm in Dorset.
Melissa Pasanen, courtesy
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UVM Extension
Mara Hearst surrounded by her ewes at Levy Lamb Farm in Dorset.

The New Farmers Project from UVM Extension aims to assist new farmers with creating a successful agricultural business. From educational courses and seminars, to financial management and marketing resources, the project helps farmers start, develop or expand their operations.  

Food writer, Melissa Pasanen, recently profiled a few of the farms that have benefitted from The New Farmers Project including:

In this episode, she explains how they're growing and changing with support from the program. You can also read Pasanen's UVM Extension articles about Levy Lamb Farm and Sweet Rowen Farm.

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