Business & Community Development

The Agricultural Development Division provides technical assistance, business and financial planning, contacts, funding opportunities, and resources to help your business meet its goals. Our team has a variety of skill sets and programs that aim to assist with navigating all stages of business development from start up to growth. We strive to meet the needs of Vermont’s agricultural community by increasing food access, agricultural business capacity, consumer awareness, and farmland stewardship and providing resources to farm, food, forestry businesses and non-profit partners working to create a vibrant and viable agricultural community in Vermont. We believe that a vibrant and viable agricultural community supports equity and a high quality of life for all Vermonters.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out to find a program area expert who may be able to assist. 

Ag Dev: Agritourism

AgDev: Business Planning & Technical Assistance

Local, Domestic, and International Marketing Opportunities

Experience Vermont Agriculture

Ag Dev: Farm to School & Institution

Ag Dev: Farm Stands, CSAs & Farmers Markets

Ag Dev: Our Partners

Ag Dev: Resources for Produce Growers

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory               802.522.3502
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                            802.828.2433
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    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