Partner Events

Vermont Farm and Food Business During COVID-19 Survey  The University of Vermont, along with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, are conducting a research survey of farm and food businesses to better understand their experiences with COVID-19 and future resource and technical assistance needs.  The survey is approximately 20 minutes in length, confidential, and can help inform future funding priorities with COVID-19 relief and other funding sources.  Participants will be eligible for a drawing for one of 40, $99 cash incentives.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older.  To participate, click The Vermont Farm and Food Business COVID Survey. Questions regarding the survey can be directed to Meredith Niles at [email protected].

University of Vermont Extension Food Safety training programs – ongoing, Statewide UVM Extension partners with many agencies and institutions such as the Vermont Department of Health, the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Alliance, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Better Process Control Schools Network, to offer training and certification for food processors.  Contact Omar Oyarzabal, University of Vermont Extension Food Safety Specialist, [email protected] or (802) 651-0054 x503, for upcoming programs and registration information.

Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – ongoing, Statewide VT PTAC will be hosting many exciting and valuable workshops and events this year. Check out their calendar for complete information and to register.

Vermont Technical College Continuing Ed opportunities – ongoing, Statewide  CEWD designs and delivers workforce education and training through customized workshops, and courses that can lead to certificates, degree programs, and more.  We also partner with respected national vendors to provide online, non-credit training opportunities with an open-enrollment format.  CEWD classes are available to everyone! We have courses that serve healthcare facilities, state agencies, non-profits, small businesses, manufacturers, service industries, educators, municipal government, builders, and contractors, as well as those interested in gaining new life skills.