Salvation Farms: Food Hub Workforce Training Program
2016 Co-op Patronage Seedling Grants
Salvation Farms: Food Hub Workforce Training Program - Initial Grant Award: $6,239 (actual check: $8,706.61)
Salvation Farms increases resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management. They are driven by three primary goals: 1) reducing food loss on farms; 2) increasing use of locally grown foods; and 3) fostering appreciation for Vermont’s agricultural heritage and future. Grant funding will support trainees in their community-based food hub workforce training program. The workforce development program includes post-harvest handling training, food and workplace safety considerations, and industry-recognized certifications, along with job-readiness skill building, guest presenters, and field trips.
Salvation Farms is pleased to provide the following update and report of the use of Seedling Grant funds to support the Vermont Commodity Program.