Hello everyone,

Our next Vermont New Farmer Network meeting will be Thursday August 5 from
12:30 - 2 pm, again with lunch provided. Please let me know by July 22 if
you can attend, and if you prefer Berlin, Randolph or Burlington.

Agenda items will include:
-- Assessment of accomplishments since 2002, remaining gaps/needs and
emerging needs
-- Planning for possible fall 2004 strategic planning meeting
-- ?Pending grant proposals?
-- Program updates
-- Other -- please feel free to make suggestions.

Also please mark your calendars for Vt NFN meetings on Sept. 2 and October
7. All will be working lunches beginning at 12:30, with location to be

If you have questions or suggestions, please let me know.


2.      NFN Members will review the Winter 2003 Grant Proposal "A Proposal
to Support New Farmers in Vermont" to see where progress has been made and
what areas are still relevant for future initiatives. If you need a copy of
the proposal, please contact Beth at [log in to unmask]

3.      Beth will solicit information from network members to create a
chart organized by the four areas of "access" for new farmers and showing
which network members work in each area.

4.      NFN members will that chart to check in with others as we take on
new projects.

5.      Beth will set up monthly meetings for the network for at least the
next few months to continue discussion of a strategic planning session, and
to further consider how to make use Vern  & Ann's offer, and possibly to
discuss details of a SARE proposal (if UVM is asked to develop it's
proposal into a full proposal.)

Beth Holtzman
Women's Agricultural Network

617 Comstock Rd.
Berlin, VT 05602

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802-223-2389 ext. 15