Free Webinar on Tax Preparation and Resources

The Farm Tax Estimator Tool is an interactive spreadsheet that producers can download to estimate tax liability.

2 Grant Opportunities from Working Lands Enterprise

FY’23 Grants totaling $140K assist Vermont working lands Service Providers and Producer Associations

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Funding for Dairy Sector Coming!

DBIC will soon announce funding opportunities for diary producers and service providers. More information to come.

Farmer Questionnaire Summer 2022

Farm First is conducting a survey to better understand the physical and mental-emotional challenges farmers face. Help us access federal funds farmers. Please complete the confidential survey by August 15.

Cultivating Resilience: Growing Together, 4 Episode Podcast from Culitvemos

Listen to real farmers talk about their struggles with finances, climate anxiety, community, family and legacy. Learn how fellow farmers are coping and thriving.

VT Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets announcement

Farm First, the State’s resource for providing farmers and their families support, information, and resources to reduce stress, is expanding its services to include a stress reduction training for agriculture service providers and a Farmer Peer Network.

Avian Flu in Vermont

Learn more about the USDA Defend the Flock Program.

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Vermont Public Radio story on the Farmer Peer Network

In June, 2022, VPR caught up with farmer Valerie Woodhouse to talk about how stressful farming can be, and why she's becoming a Farmer Peer to help other farmers.

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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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Self Assessments

Try our screening tools for alcohol, anxiety, and depression to help you learn more about yourself.

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