Revitalizing Vermont’s rural economy

For Immediate Release
October 17, 2011

Amy Shollenberger
[email protected]

WHAT: The Vermont Working Landscape Partnership will release its Investing in our Farm & Forest Future Action Plan and announce the launch of a campaign to implement the 5-point platform outlined in the Action Plan.

WHO: Confirmed speakers include Paul Costello, Executive Director of Vermont Council on Rural Development; Marie Audet, Blue Spruce Farm; Krista Alexander, Jericho Settlers Farm, Roger Allbee, former Secretary of Agriculture; and Peter Condaxis, Rygate Associates.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – 10 am.

WHERE: Jericho Settlers Farm (directions here:

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Weather permitting, press conference will be held outdoors, with farm view as backdrop. Inside space is available in case of inclement weather.

More info: Copies of the Action Plan will be available at the press conference.
The Action Plan can be downloaded here:

About The Vermont Working Landscape Partnership

The Vermont Working Landscape Partnership (VWLP) is a non‐partisan and broad‐based effort to support local agriculture and forestry, grow and attract farm and forest entrepreneurs, and conserve Vermont’s Working Landscape far into the future. The Partnership’s members believe that all Vermonters benefit from the state’s working landscape and everyone should contribute to ensure its future.

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