Listening Tour 2017


Do you have ideas about our state's agricultural economy? We want to hear from you! Join us at one of five meetings across the state, and share your ideas and feedback about farming in Vermont! This is a chance to meet the new Agency leadership team, and to raise the issues that are on your mind. 

Friday, Feb. 10 - Lyndonville 

Friday, Feb. 17 - Brattleboro

Monday, Feb. 27 - Middlebury

Thursday, March 2 - St. Albans

Wednesday, March 15 - Monpelier

About the Listening Tour

Under the direction of newly-appointed Ag Secretary, Anson Tebbetts, and Deputy Secretary, Alyson Eastman, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets has announced plans to host a statewide listening tour. The public meetings, which will be held in Lyndonville, St. Albans, Brattleboro, Middlebury, and Montpelier, are designed to open the lines of communication between the Agency, the farming community, and the public.
“I am inviting all farmers, and all Vermonters interested in agriculture, to attend these meetings, to share thoughts and ideas about the future of farming in our state,” said Tebbetts. “I want to learn about the issues that matter most to our farmers, and how the Agency can support them.”
“We hope to hear from farmers of all types, and sizes – from maple to meat to produce and dairy,” said Eastman. “This is an opportunity for us to listen and learn from the people who are driving Vermont’s agricultural economy.”