Public Hearing on Rural Economic Development to be held December 11th

19 November 2019
farmers market produce


The Rural Economic Development Working Group (REDWnG) of the Vermont House of Representatives invites Vermonters to share thoughts on how to sustain and grow the economy in rural areas of the state.

  • When: Wednesday, December 11th, 6-8pm.
  • Where: Room 11, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, Vermont.
  • Who: Vermonters with constructive ideas to share.

In 2017 RDWnG hosted a public hearing before the start of the 2018 legislative session. As a result of the hearing, members of RDWnG proposed or supported legislation that: helped lower worker’s compensation rates for the logging industry; dramatically increased support for community based high speed internet projects; provided funding for small community wastewater systems; increased funding for Working Lands [farm, food and forest] enterprises; funded a grant-writing specialist to assist in obtaining grants for town and community initiatives; to name a few.

Once again we need to hear from you! We’re looking for constructive ideas and insights from rural Vermonters as to what can be done legislatively to help grow and sustain your economies. This hearing will provide insight and perspective that will help guide the work of REDWnG and the Legislature in the upcoming session and beyond. So please come join us on December 11th at the Statehouse and share your thoughts.

We’ll have oral testimony (don’t let the word scare you. Just talk to us.) starting at 6:00 PM. Each person will be limited to 4 minutes. We’d love to get written testimony as well (or instead), of any length, and this will be shared with all members of REDWnG. Send written testimony to State Representative Charlie Kimbell at

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.7811
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431