The UVM Extension New Farmer Project is seeking funding to develop a tractor education curriculum and train-the-trainer project that will be broadly available to help provide basic tractor safety, basic use and maintenance, and decision-making education to Northeast small scale and diversified farms. We are proposing to offer training that uses a variety of in-person and online formats to prepare participants to deliver tractor education for beginning farmers and farm employees, interns and apprentices.

Please take a few moments to fill out this short survey to help us gauge priority topics and approaches for this type of training. Your input will help us design a project that will assist new farmers who are working to scale up their operations and established farmers who need appropriately trained employees.

Here is the link to the survey:

We apologize for cross postings, but wanted to try to reach out throughout our networks.

Questions? Comments? Want more info? Please feel free to contact us at [log in to unmask]. We'll be happy to share more about our proposed project and to keep you informed on our progress.

Thanks much,

Mary Peabody
Jessie Schmidt
Beth Holtzman

Beth Holtzman
Outreach Education Coordinator
Women's Agricultural Network
University of Vermont Extension

617 Comstock Rd.
Berlin, VT 05602

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