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A program of the Center for an Agricultural Economy

Learning Visits & Tours

Each year we receive many visitors who are excited about food, local food systems, agriculture, community development, education and business.

We offer two types of tours, both of which must be scheduled in advance.

Learning Visits:

Learning Visits can be tailored to your educational and organizational needs, and generally range in cost from $150-$500 per day. We have hosted dozens of groups from all over the world, including Heifer International, delegates from the Middle East and Asia, Middlebury College, University of Vermont, Sterling College, local high schools and middle schools and several non-profit and governance organizations from around the Northeast. Learning Visits generally run from April to October. These learning visits include farm visits, and discussions with ag leaders, but do require staff time and stipends for our hosts. 


We also give tours of the Food Venture Center, sharing the details of kitchens, equipment, operations and food safety. These must be scheduled in advance, and can be run throughout the year. Generally, we charge $50 for a personal tour.

 Keep your eye on our calendar page for larger tours of the NEK's farm and food operations in the summer months! If you are planning to produce in the Vt Food Venture Center kitchens, or want to know more about those services, please visit our How it Works page.