Monday, January 26, 2015

Agrituourism conference coming up in Vermont

Join farmers, educators, and service providers in Rutland, Vermont for a two-day exploration of open farms. This conference uses a peer-to-peer educational model with a variety of workshops offered on April 8th. Do you have something to say? Share your story, your strategy, your ideas!

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Registration info coming soon. Participants can register for individual parts of the gathering, including farm tours on April 7 and workshops on April 8. 

Sponsored by USDA Rural Development and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission with additional support from Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL), University of Vermont Extension, Farm-Based Education Network, Vermont Farms! Association, the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. 

This conference aligns with Vermont’s Farm to Plate goals to increase food literacy, farm profitability, and local food availability as well as more opportunities for farms to engage in technical assistance opportunities.