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Find your Career in Agriculture

When you think about jobs in agriculture, you may think of traditional production farming or forestry. But did you know that approximately 22 million people work in agriculture related fields?
Today's diverse Vermont agriculture offers more than 200 rewarding and challenging careers. Agricultural engineer. Soil Scientists. Plant Geneticist. These are predicted to be among the most popular job titles of tomorrow.

Vermont’s E-State Initiative: Vermont to be Available Online, 24/7

Put away your text books and graph paper-the homework of the future could involve updating your class’s Web page or posting in online forums. Vermont is trying to become the first e-state, which means that cheap cell phone reception and high-speed Internet would be available to every Vermonter by 2010, revolutionizing the way our largely rural state communicates.

Summer Programs

What’s Your Summer Plan?
Vermont offers dozens of different programs around the state –– no matter what you are into, Vermont has something fun for you to do during your summer break. With a little planning and organization, you’re bound to have the best summer yet.
One great option is the Kids Culinary Camp in South Hero, but there are countless programs around the state that cater to specific interests. 
Hidden close to the Canadian border, the Kids Culinary Camp is a haven of cuisine, science and friendly people.

Exploring Vermont

NORTHERN VT
Northern Vermont has everything –– big everything. There’s Burlington, the state’s biggest city, there’s Mount Mansfield, the state’s highest mountain, and there’s the bulk of Lake Champlain, more than 10 miles across at its widest stretch. The state’s biggest names in business are here: IBM, Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burton Snowboards and Ben & Jerry’s.

Grace Potter - Homegrown Music Star

She went to high school at Harwood. She got her start on Church Street in Burlington. This past June, she opened for the Dave Matthews Band in from of 20,000 fans in Saratoga, NY. Grace Potter and her band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, have made it down the long road to musical stardom –– and it all started here, in Vermont. While on tour with the Black Crowes, Grace took time out of her busy day to talk to NextUp.
How long have you lived in Vermont?

The Skinny Pancake

The Skinny Pancake was founded by brothers Benjy and Jonny Adler in the summer of 2003 as Burlington's Finest Creperie. During its second year of operation, 'the Pancake' was operated by Middlebury College students Michael Rimoin and Jon Warnow. Benjy, Mike and Jon have since joined forces for an all-star staff of competence and experience. The business has steadily grown each season to include fairs and festivals throughout the region.

Money Matters - Credit and Credit Cards

Credit is a contract in which you promise to pay in the future for goods, services or money received today. Forms of credit backed by collateral (money or property you put up as a guarantee you will repay) are secured. If you do not repay as agreed, the lender will be able to repossess the collateral. Car loans and mortgages are examples of secured loans. Most credit and charge cards are unsecured, but there are some secured cards available for those who cannot qualify for an unsecured card.

Credit 101: Most Commonly Used Types of Credit

Your First Apartment

Signing Your First Lease
It’s a big step – and a big responsibility – putting your name down on this piece of paper commits you to sticking to all the finely printed rules throughout the lease, so it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Here are some questions you should make sure you have answers to before you make your mark.
Apartment Costs:

How much is the rent?

How much is the security deposit?

Who pays utilities; gas, electric, water, cable, internet, heat?

College Communities - Rutland, Brattleboro, Burlington

Rutland, Vermont:
Facts:

Vermont’s second largest city

Population 18,107

Home of VT state fair

Top 5 things to do in the Rutland area:

Mountain biking, hiking alpine sliding and skiing/snowboarding at Pico/Killington

Meet up with a local and get the inside scoop on the best swimming holes

Go to the Vermont State Fair

Go for a hike in Pine Hill Park

Go big at Rutland’s Zero Gravity covered skate park

Colleges and Distance from Downtown Rutland:

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