Agriculture Business Support

Financial Assistance

Information about financial assistance available to agriculture businesses impacted by COVID-19 can be found on the Financial Assistance page. 

One-on-One Professional Services

  • Farm First
    Farm First provides resources, support, and counseling to help farmers resolve issues that cause stress. Any farm owner and their family members have automatic and immediate access to confidential help with any personal or work-related issue.
  • Vital Communities Pandemic Small Business Navigator
    Service to support small businesses in the Upper Valley. The Pandemic Small Business Navigator can answer questions and connect businesses with resources related to the impacts of the pandemic on their small business.
  • VMEC Virtual Consulation
    VMEC Manufacturing Advisors are available for free remote crisis response consultations. Some specific and immediate services VMEC can provide include support and problem solving, supply chain, resource deployment, and manufacturer connection. 
  • Windham Grows
    Farm and food business accelerator. Mentorship, education, tools and financing that promotes sustainability to help farm and food businesses grow in a renewable way.

Partner Resources

Matchmaking Tools

Guides, Webinars, & How-To's


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