Secretary, Anson Tebbetts
Anson Tebbetts was appointed by Governor Phil Scott to be the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets in 2016.
Anson grew up on his dairy farm in Cabot where his family raised Jersey dairy cows, sheep, and ran a Vermont maple syrup sugaring operation. While farming Anson also had a long career in broadcasting in both radio and television. An award-winning reporter and storyteller, Anson’s last position was managing reporters, editors, and photographers for television. Anson still lives in Cabot on his family farm, where his son Alden, a student at Middlebury College, hunts wild turkey and deer. Anson’s wife Vicky enjoys foraging the land, and his daughter Adelie loves the forest and baking. A nature lover and birder, Anson’s radio show “For the Birds” can be heard weekly on Radio Vermont.
Deputy Secretary, Alyson Eastman
Alyson Eastman was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets by Governor Phil Scott in January of 2017. Most recently, she served in the Vermont State legislature, representing the Addison-Rutland 1 District. A graduate of Champlain College, Eastman has owned and operated several successful businesses over the years, offering a wide variety of services including property management, payroll, bookkeeping, and H-2 Visa management. Agriculture has always been an important part of her life. She grew up on the family farm in Orwell, Vermont. Throughout her youth, she was active in 4-H. She continues to live on the family farm in Orwell with her husband, and two sons.