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UVM And Other Groups To Update Vermont Farmer Image

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The University of Vermont and several groups are investigating who farms in Vermont and plan to update the image of the Vermont farmer.
UVM, the Vermont Historical Society, the Vermont Folklife Center and the Vermont Farm to School Network will be collaborating on the project. They plan to document the stories of eight Vermont farmers from different backgrounds and areas of the state who vary in age, gender, racial background, and farming sectors.

They have earned a three-year $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that requires them to raise the same amount to tell the story of Vermont's diverse farming community, with more women, young farmers and new Americans now involved.

Their stories will be included in comic books and digital stories for middle school students.

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