Today, the Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s grant cycle and the availability of approximately $750,000 in investments for the 2018 program year. Funds support projects across forestry and agriculture that enhance Vermont’s communities, economy and culture.
On Monday, October 2 Governor Phil Scott signed a proclamation designating October 2017 Farm to School Month in Vermont.
"I'd like to recognize how important the Farm to School program is to Vermont. Farm to school has always been a source of pride for our state, and that pride grows from the program as it gets stronger," said Gov. Scott.
In celebration of National Farm to School Month, Governor Phil Scott will sign a proclamation declaring October as Farm to School Month in Vermont. He will be joined by members of his Administration, including Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe, Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts and Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Tracy Dolan, as well as Northshire Grows Executive Director Liz Ruffa and Vermont FEED Director Betsy Rosenbluth for a ceremonial signing and brief remarks.
The Senate Committee on Agriculture is holding meetings this fall to gather from the public recommendations for improving the rural economy of the State. Specifically, the Committee on Agriculture requests suggested ways or actions to encourage the growth or increased productivity of Vermont’s farming industry, forest product industry and rural businesses.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is pleased to announce the availability of over $1M in grants for the FY18 grant cycle. Funding will be available through the following grant programs: