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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...

Scott A. Sabol, P.E., of Northfield, has been appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin to the Vermont Board of Professional Engineering. “I thought that this was a good opportunity to volunteer for public service,” said Sabol. “At the same time, the experience will allow me to better inform my students about professional engineering, a career path that many of our graduates pursue.” Learn more...

Vermont’s U.S. Representative Peter Welch routinely checks in with his constituents via what he calls “Congress in Your Community” visits. Monday morning, Welch scheduled a stop [at Vermont Tech], taking an hour to check out sustainable energy programs and installations. Learn more...
Middle school children at the bridge competition.

At the 2nd annual Bridge Building Competition hosted at the Vermont Tech Randolph Center campus on April 1, 2016, 146 students had all their hard work crushed. Their Popsicle bridges crushed, that is. The 16 middle school teams and 21 high school teams competed in the categories of aesthetics and design originality, presentation, load-carrying capacity, strength-to-weight ratio and predicted failure point. Learn more...

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