Vermont Agriculture Groups Receive Nearly $190,000 to Benefit Specialty Crop Farmers


Chelsea Bardot Lewis 802-522-5573

Montpelier - The Vermont Agency of Agriculture (VAAFM) today announced grants from the federal Department of Agriculture totaling $188,000 to nine projects that will benefit Vermont fruit, vegetable, and maple producers, and increase consumer access to locally produced food.

Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Chuck Ross, will Lead National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)

Alison Kosakowski - Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets 802-272-4537

Montpelier, VT – Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, Chuck Ross, has been named President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all 50 states and four U.S. territories.