Complete cash-flow analysis or enterprise analysis. Technical Assistance from VFVP. BUSINESS PLANNING: YEAR ONE AND YEAR TWO Your business planning advisor will meet with you on your farm on a regular basis. Y ou should expect to: meet on average once a month for several hours
Private foundation funds
Program flow and design:
Upon completing a business or transfer plan through the VFVP, farmers are eligible for competitive grants and technical assistance awards when funding is available.
The Vermont Farm Viability Program (VFVP) is a program of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board. Funders include the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, and an anonymous private foundation.
Vermont Farm Viability Program:
Flow and Design
Farmers who complete a business plan or transfer plan through VFVP are eligible for competitive grants and technical assistance awards when funding is available.
The Vermont Farm Viability Program is a program of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board. Funders include the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Agriculture Innovation Center, State of Vermont, and private foundations.
VHCB funds (State funds)
Vermont Farm Viability Program
Land for Good
Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
Vermont Farm Viability is a program of VHCB. The VT Farm Viability Program provides funding, coordinates enrollment, and helps develop capacity with partners organizations to deliver in-depth business planning across the state.
Service Provider Organizations
These organizations and businesses have on-the-ground staff who provide highly individualized business planning and technical assistance to farmers through the Vermont Farm Viability Program. Each farmer is paired with a consultant from one of the groups above.
Federal and State Funding Sources
Federal funders currently include NRCS, USDA, and the Agricultural Innovation Center. State funds are provided by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board. Private foundations have also provided funds.