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Sign up now for agricultural business coaching

BURLINGTON — Registration is now open for the 2022 Business Coaching Sessions, offered by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension for Vermont farm, forest and maple businesses.

Extension business experts are available for free, individual consultations to provide financial guidance and business planning. Sessions are tailored to the needs of the farm or business and may be used for help with budgets and business plans, preparation of balance sheets, review of business goals including marketing and strategic planning and other financial questions.

Consultations are 90 minutes and will take place primarily through video conferencing or telephone. Times must be reserved no later than Thursday of the week prior to the desired slot to ensure adequate preparation.

To register, go to Once registered, individuals will be contacted to make arrangements for their appointment.

Sessions may be booked with the following UVM Extension specialists:

Chris Lindgren (forest and maple): Mondays, March 21-July 25, 12:30 or 3 p.m.; Fridays, March 25-May 20, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, March 23-May 11, 1 p.m. Note that the Wednesday sessions will be in-person at the UVM Extension office in Brattleboro.

Betsy Miller (farm): Thursdays or Fridays, March 2-May 11, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Zac Smith (digital marketing and farm): March 3-April 22, Wednesdays or Fridays, 10 a.m. or 3 p.m.

If requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Christi Sherlock at (866) 860-1382, ext. 200, three weeks prior to the scheduled appointment.

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