Reducing farm stress

TEST Farm First helps take some of the stress out of farming. Our staff are here to help you both navigate the resources you need to solve farm issues and to provide you with confidential personal support so that you don't have to sort out these issues alone. We're Vermonters helping Vermonters. We're in this together. 

Explore the information on our website. Click "Contact a resource counselor" at the top right for assistance.

Farm First Resource person with farmer

About Us

We're a State sponsored non-profit program. Our services are free to all Vermont farmers and their family members. We're here to help. We welcome your call or email. Click on the "Get Our Help" page to contact us. 

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Contact Farm First for Assistance

Click below to send a message to a Farm First resource counselor or to find our phone number – you can call us anytime.

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Latest News

Farm First is hiring!

Farm First seeks a part-time community organizer over the next 12-18 months to work with staff to organize and build a farmer peer support network.

Vermont Develops Plan to Support the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM), the Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS) and the Farm First Program are proud to announce the award of an USDA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network – State Departments of Agriculture grant.


WCAX Story Focuses on Resilience and Farm First's Role

WCAX provided an opportunity for Vermonters to learn more about new grant funding to address mental health challenges related to farming.