Farm First is a free, Vermont-based program providing farmers and their families with support, resources and information to reduce stress. We can help connect you to resources, including technical, legal or financial assistance, as well as to a counselor or trained peer. You don't have to be alone with your challenges. We're good listeners and can help you address the challenges you face. We're here to help.
The Farm First Peer Network is a group of farmers who have been trained in listening skills and accessing resources, and are available to talk-through anything a farmer might be going through. To connect with a peer, send an email to leannep (at) farmfirst.org.
Learn about our our new FREE Well-being checkup. We'll pay you $100 to participate!! [See news story below for details]
We're starting a network of farmers throughout Vermont who want to support each other in different ways.
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We welcome your call or email. One of our resource specialists will get back to you and arrange an initial meeting.
Try our screening tools for alcohol, anxiety, and depression to help you learn more about yourself.
Farm First News
Relief funding from natural disasters in 2021-2022
The Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase 2 is a revenue-based program that relies on tax and financial records to calculate the losses a farmer experienced because of a natural disaster, instead of the production history FSA programs usually require. ERP provides assistance for crop losses due to certain qualifying disaster events that occurred in calendar years 2020 and 2021.
Comprehensive information is available at the link below. For assistance or questions, please reach out to email@example.com.
New Well-being Checkup. We'll pay you $100 to participate!
Spring funding opportunities for dairy: marketing and expansion
April also brings more funding opportunities for dairy processors, farmers, and technical service providers.
Enhanced Lighting Rebates for Dairy Farms
To learn more, call 888-921-5990
or visit efficiencyvermont.com