UVM Extension Farm Business Specialists, Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. This is a great opportunity to analyze your past year and project for the future. Visit your local extension agent at one of ten locations. Click on the image below for a pdf of the brochure.
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This is a great opportunity to
talk with Legislators about your farm, issues and the challenges you face. Meet for Coffee and muffins from 8-10:00 a.m. followed by meetings with the House Committee of Agriculture and Forestry and members of the Senate Agricultural Committee.
Did you receive a mailing from the tax department regarding current use last week? Do not discard it! Act by March 30 to remain in the Current Use Program.Last week we were notified by the Vermont Department of Agriculture that over 1000 parcels enrolled in the current use program had not submitted their required annual agricultural certification as required in statute (32 VSA §3755(f)). The due date listed was March 1. The VAAFM sent us a follow up email with a corrected date of Friday, March 30.
After forty years of dairy farming and advocating for the industry former Vermont Farm Bureau president Clark Hinsdale, III is calling it quits. A complete auction of cattle and machinery at Nordic Farm in Charlotte, VT has been scheduled for March 21st. Hinsdale spent much of last year trying to sell Nordic as a turn-key dairy farm with the help of UVM Extension, Vermont Land trust and others. Due to the numbers, a decision was made to auction off the dairy. The Hinsdale dairy, Nordic Farms in Charlotte, VT.