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A farm in Norwich will soon be home to a dozen Vermont Technical College students who want to learn more about dairy. And the school hopes the first family might be interested too. Learn more...

Several VTC students and staff gathered over lunch on Tuesday to practice their French conversation skills led
by the college’s multicultural club president Kara Bazile of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The conversation class is part
of a series of regular events the club puts on to encourage cultural awareness on campus. Learn more...

When Samantha Chu graduated from Vermont Tech in 2008, the country was in the middle of a deep recession. Jobs were scarce, even for the highly trained and qualified.

“The year I graduated was hard,” she remembers. “I had a hard time finding a career that fit me well.” Fortunately, the business management technology grad had a role model who served her well. Her father had moved to the U.S. from Hong Kong and opened a Chinese restaurant when she was just two years old. Learn more...

John Palmer never wanted to go into dairy farming--too demanding, he says. “You’ve got to milk those cows at least twice a day, mostly at the same time.”  Instead, he became Vermont’s largest poultry producer. His family-owned and operated Misty Knoll Farm in New Haven produces 300,000 chickens, 20,000 turkeys … and feeding time is free-choice. Learn more...

Nick Shepard had $40 in his pocket when he bought the first supplies for his new startup. “I figured there’s never going to be a perfect time, so here we go.” That kind of well-considered risk-taking and belief in his business have characterized the 24-year-old’s career as a young entrepreneur. One year later, Vermont Vegan Tattoo Soap can be found online, in Vermont tattoo parlors, and at Healthy Living. Learn more...

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