UVM's New Youth Ag IDA Program Featured on VPR
UVM’s Youth Agriculture Individual Development Account Program (YAIDA) provides a way for young Vermonters, between the ages of 14 and 21, who are engaged or interested in farming to start learning the business skills they will need to be successful in the near future. Run by Ali Zipparo, YAIDA is a great new program that allows participants to learn financial literacy and business management as they think about the kinds of agricultural they want to pursue. They also receive mentoring, write a business plan and are eligible for a small amount of matching funds to help them along with their enterprises. Vermont Public Radio recently did a story on the program’s first group.
The second group of participants has already begun the program, but follow the link above to learn more about enrolling in upcoming rounds.