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Program or resource provides experience to participants.

Non-profit organization for promoting the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. Provides technical assistance, educational services, and conducts research and advocacy programs for organic farmers and other seed professionals.

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"ASAP helps create and expand local food markets that will preserve our agricultural heritage, give everyone access to fresh, healthy food, and keep our farmers farming. Our mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food."

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Non-profit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.

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The Center offers courses in permaculture, sustainable agriculture, organic production, appropriate technologies, biofuels, and natural building. Apprenticeships available.

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"Hands-on training program for serious aspiring farmers and market gardeners. Groundswell’s New Farmer Training Project aims to increase the number, diversity, profitability, and environmental sustainability of area farmers by providing training, mentoring, business planning support, and affordable access to land at EcoVillage in Ithaca."

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This program is to "help beginning and retiring farmers/ranchers enhance success of farm/ranch transfer, business viability and land stewardship. Activities fall into three areas: 1) asset and business transfer, 2) business skills and information access, and 3) statewide network of resource providers and advisors.

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The NOFA/RI Organic Farm Advisor Program provides technical guidance to teach farmers how to implement organic methods on their farms. NOFA also conducts growers workshops, offers summer tours of organic farms and gardens, and provides organic certification assistance.

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Provides education and outreach to those interested in sustainable agriculture. Operates PASA On-farm research program. Sponsors an annual Farming for the Future conference, seasonal field days and intensive learning programs. Offers marketing opportunities for producers.

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"This project is designed to assist new and beginning farmers in obtaining access to information, services, technical assistance, funding and business development support for their agricultural enterprises.

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The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is a nonprofit association of individuals, groups, and organizations who are committed to rethinking agriculture through healthy food, healthy soil, and healthy farms.

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