THANKS TO THESE GENEROUS EXHIBITORS FOR THEIR DONATIONS TO THE FARM/2+2 PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND
LLC AGRI-PLASTICS MFG.
BAKER’S AG SALES AND SERVICE, INC.
BASCOM MAPLE FARMS, INC
BUCK RAKE USA
BUSINESS LEASE CONSULTANTS
CABOT CREAMERY COOPERATIVE
CARGILL ANIMAL NUTRITION
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EQUIPMENT, INC
DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA
DELAVAL DAIRY SERVICE
REAL DESROCHERS FARM SUPPLY AND EQUIPMENT
DOMINION AND GRIMM
DR FACTORY STORE
DUBOIS & KING
FARM FAMILY INS. CO
FARMING SERVING PA, VT & NEW ENGLAND
FRAZER INSURANCE GROUP
HARRISON CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, INC
HICKS SALES LLC
KINGDOM CREAMERY OF VERMONT
MANSFIELD HELIFLIGHT/GREEN MOUNTAIN COVER CROPS
METTOWEE COUNTY, LLC (Anne Brown)
MOUNTAIN VIEW EQUIPMENT LLC
NATIONWIDE AGRIBUSINESS/FEWER AGENCY
NEW TECH FEED OESCO, INC
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, INC.,
ST. ALBANS COOPERATIVE CREAMERY
UVM EXTENSION FARM VIABILITY
VT AGRICULTURAL CREDIT CORP
VT BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION VT BEEKEEPING SUPPLY LLC
VT CHEESE COUNCIL
VT FARM BUREAU
VT FARM TO PLATE NETWORK
VT PUBLIC RADIO
VT STATE GRANGE
VT WOODLANDS ASSOCIATION
2017 VERMONT FARM SHOW VENDORS STEP UP AND DONATE TO 2+2 PROGRAM!! The Farm Show Board recently voted to sponsor a FARM (2+2) student through a four year program that includes two years at Vermont Technical College and two years at the University of Vermont (with one semester at Miner Institute).
Our sponsorship pays for half the yearly tuition for the two years at VTC and the entire tuition for the two years at UVM. Students are responsible for room and board as well as books, etc.
The program develops
Leadership skills to become a spokesperson for the agricultural community
Understanding of the dairy business and related support systems
Communication skills needed for directing a management team
Confidence in application of technical knowledge
Students study agronomy, nutrition, plant and soil science, cattle evaluation, chemistry, dairy farm management, forage production, financial and business management, lactation and milking, livestock production, conflict resolution, breeding and selection, analytical reasoning and many other subjects necessary to be successful in our industry.
VTC’s education results in a Dairy Farm Management Technology (AAS) degree and UVM results in either a BS in Animal Science or Community Entrepreneurship.
Several years ago during a Vendors Breakfast, someone mentioned offering a scholarship through the Farm Show to help young people get an agricultural education – and we’ve finally been able to accomplish it! Currently, the Vermont Legislature votes a budget to support students in the pipeline – our funding does NOT supplant that funding. In fact, we will be going to the Legislature to show support for the program from industry.
We’ve asked our vendors to donate funds towards the other half of the VTC semester tuition – and the results have been outstanding!
These vendors will be given a Certificate of Recognition to display on their booths, as well as being recognized on our website, in the Farm Show brochure and on signage at the Show.
Many thanks to each and every one of them for supporting the future of agriculture!!
Vermont Farm Show Supports the 2016 Farm and Agricultural Resource Management Stewards (FARMS) 2+2 Scholarship Program