NOFA-VT Farm Dreams

Union Brook Farm, 1565 Union Brook Rd., Northfield, VT, 05663, virtual
$35 non-members; $45 members; free for BIPOC*
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Megan Browning, Farmer Services Program Facilitator
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Union Brook Farmers in front of their red barn

Do you have a dream of starting a farm? Join Farm Dreams to explore your farm vision, connect with other aspiring farmers, learn about resources for beginning farmers in Vermont, and grow your understanding of approaches to farm business management and land access. This two-part series will cover the basics and provide structured activities for you to develop your vision. You will leave with an action plan to support you in making your farm dream a reality. Farm Dreams is an entry-level workshop designed to help people clarify what motivates them to farm, get their vision on paper, inventory their strengths and training needs, identify resources and get perspective from an experienced farmer.

Part one will take place in person at Union Brook Farm in Northfield on Monday, July 29th from 5-8 pm. We will tour the farm and learn the story of how these beginning farm owners started their farm. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. 

Part two will take place virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday, August 1st, 5-7 pm, and will focus on holistic goal setting and skills assessment, and building out personal action plans. Participants are strongly encouraged to join for both parts but for accessibility, there is an option to join for the virtual part only.

The registration fee covers both sessions. 

What to Bring:

Comfortable shoes, long pants, hat, sunscreen, additional snacks, if desired.

*We aim to keep our event prices low, but if registration is a barrier, please reach out about scholarships. NOFA-VT offers the option of free registration to anyone who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC) in an effort to actively work toward dismantling systems of racism that have historically disadvantaged BIPOC and continue to do so today. Learn more.

Additionally, members of NOFA-VT may attend workshops at a discounted rate. Those with farm-level memberships, business-level memberships, or friends of NOFA memberships may enroll up to four participants at the discounted rate. Learn more about membership.


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