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