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Agricultural and forestry businesses may apply for up to $5,000 to help mitigate the financial risks associated with exhibiting at trade shows and network with wholesale buyers. Funds may reimburse up to 50% of costs related to exhibiting and selling products at out-of-state trade shows or virtual shows…
Borrowers may now apply for forgiveness for their Short-Term Forgivable Loans as part of the program offered to support businesses experiencing continued working capital shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Borrowers may apply for forgiveness anytime up until 12 months from the day they received…
MONTPELIER, VT (December 13, 2022) – The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, andRecreation (FPR) is beginning a public engagement process to identify opportunities to helpVermont chart a path forward to protect the long-term viability of forest-based businesses – andthe many benefits they provide to…
Audubon Vermont Expresses Gratitude for Commissioner Snyder's Long-standing Partnership and Support If forest conservation, protection, and management is a team sport, then for the past twelve years, Michael Snyder has been our state captain. As recently announced, the Vermont Department of Forest,…
By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Gathered under an old pine tree at her husband’s family camp in Chelsea Vermont, Katie Babic had a moment of inspiration that would change her life. The family had come together for a celebration of life, which concluded with sending paper lanterns…
By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Dave Nelson is on a mission to bring sauna culture to the United States. With his partner, Nicole Sweeney, Nelson founded SAVU in Cambridge, Vermont with the construction of a contemporary sauna nestled in the woods overlooking Smugglers’ Notch. “We…
By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Charlie Shackleton hand planes a piece of wood in his workshop at ShackletonThomas in Bridgewater. Charlie and his wife, potter Miranda Thomas, established ShackletonThomas in 1987. Photo by Erica Houskeeper. Charlie Shackelton has a pretty interesting…
In the April 26 Federal Register (attached), the US Small Business Administration (SBA) proposed new rules to retain or increase the employee-based size standards governing the term “small business.” Comments are requested by June 27. SBA proposes to increase size standards for 150 industries and retain…
Participating companies will focus on developing products that use chips, dust, resins, shavings, byproducts, and other low-grade wood; technology that improves forest industry operations, production, automation, safety, management, or sales throughout the supply chain; or products or services that increase…
UVM Extension Business Specialists Chris Lindgren, Betsy Miller and Zac Smith are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances and business planning. These sessions are designed to be flexible so that the time is spent focusing on the topics that are important…
Agricultural and forestry businesses may apply for up to $5,000 to help mitigate the financial risks associated with exhibiting at trade shows and network with wholesale buyers. Funds may reimburse up to 50% of costs related to exhibiting and selling products at out-of-state trade shows or virtual shows…
Borrowers may now apply for forgiveness for their Short-Term Forgivable Loans as part of the program offered to support businesses experiencing continued working capital shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Borrowers may apply for forgiveness anytime up until 12 months from the day they received…
MONTPELIER, VT (December 13, 2022) – The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, andRecreation (FPR) is beginning a public engagement process to identify opportunities to helpVermont chart a path forward to protect the long-term viability of forest-based businesses – andthe many benefits they provide to…
Audubon Vermont Expresses Gratitude for Commissioner Snyder's Long-standing Partnership and Support If forest conservation, protection, and management is a team sport, then for the past twelve years, Michael Snyder has been our state captain. As recently announced, the Vermont Department of Forest,…
By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Gathered under an old pine tree at her husband’s family camp in Chelsea Vermont, Katie Babic had a moment of inspiration that would change her life. The family had come together for a celebration of life, which concluded with sending paper lanterns…
By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Dave Nelson is on a mission to bring sauna culture to the United States. With his partner, Nicole Sweeney, Nelson founded SAVU in Cambridge, Vermont with the construction of a contemporary sauna nestled in the woods overlooking Smugglers’ Notch. “We…
By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Charlie Shackleton hand planes a piece of wood in his workshop at ShackletonThomas in Bridgewater. Charlie and his wife, potter Miranda Thomas, established ShackletonThomas in 1987. Photo by Erica Houskeeper. Charlie Shackelton has a pretty interesting…
In the April 26 Federal Register (attached), the US Small Business Administration (SBA) proposed new rules to retain or increase the employee-based size standards governing the term “small business.” Comments are requested by June 27. SBA proposes to increase size standards for 150 industries and retain…
Participating companies will focus on developing products that use chips, dust, resins, shavings, byproducts, and other low-grade wood; technology that improves forest industry operations, production, automation, safety, management, or sales throughout the supply chain; or products or services that increase…
UVM Extension Business Specialists Chris Lindgren, Betsy Miller and Zac Smith are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances and business planning. These sessions are designed to be flexible so that the time is spent focusing on the topics that are important…

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