Working Lands Enterprise Legislative Day Highlights Vermont’s Rural Small Business, Cultures and Communities

08 February 2019
February 8, 2019 / Montpelier, VT – The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) and the Working Lands Enterprise Board will host its annual legislative day Tuesday, February 12th,  to showcase the small businesses that are dedicated to growing the economies, cultures, and communities of Vermont’s working landscape.  Members of the community are invited to hear forestry and agriculture grantee success stories, meet State leaders, and enjoy some light fare that features past Working Land Enterprise Fund grantee’s products. 
Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman, Agriculture Secretary and Working Lands Enterprise Board Chair Anson Tebbetts, along with State and agency leadership will share history of the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative and discuss the successes of the program. For 2019, the Working Lands Enterprise Board is poised to deploy $825,000 in grants, to be announced in early March, with a celebration in June. 2018 grantees received $700,000 in grants to Agriculture and Forestry businesses and service providers around the State.  

When: Tuesday, February 12th  - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Vermont State House, Room 10, Montpelier, VT

Who: VAAFM Secretary Anson Tebbetts 

Vermont Forest, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder

Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development Deputy Secretary Ted Brady

Working Lands Enterprise Board members

Working Lands Grantees

Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman

Senate Pro Tempore President Tim Ashe

The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative is administered by the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets in partnership with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. The initiative is led by the Working Lands Enterprise Board, made up of public and private sector members involved in agriculture, food, forestry, and wood products.
For questions please contact:
Lynn Ellen Schimoler
Senior Agricultural Business Development / Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets

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                  802.461.5128
  • 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