Vt. college offers grants for veterans interested in farming

A Vermont college is offering grants to veterans who want to become farmers.

Sterling College, in Craftsbury, Vt., is taking applications for its Veterans College-to-Farm Program, in which veterans receive a $10,000 grant to start a farm or food business upon completion of a Sustainable Agriculture or Sustainable Food Systems degree.

Veterans in the program will also have access to business and finance planning consulting and management development programs, and are eligible for the FarmStart program, which offers capital investment and mentorship.

Priority will be given to those who apply by Wednesday, though the final deadline for applications for the 2015 fall semester is Aug. 15.  Classes begin in September.

For more information, contact Mr. Tim Patterson, Director of Admission, via email at tpatterson@sterlingcollege.edu or at 802-586-7711, extension 124. Details at www.sterlingcollege.edu/collegetofarm/


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