Vermonters have always known that our working landscape is our greatest asset. It drives our economy, brings tourists from away, and sustains the wonderful environment where we live, work and play.
The Vermont Council on Rural Development has presented its 2013 Vermont Community Leadership Award to Orly Munzing, founder and executive director of Strolling of the Heifers.
On December 17th, hundreds of Vermonters will come together at Vermont Technical Center to celebrate the success of the Working Lands Enterprise Fund and to identify actions to encourage policymakers to continue this important work.
The working forest in Vermont is no accident; it is the result of innumerable economic decisions made by generations of rural families as they make a living from the land.
The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) announced today the first round of communities to receive intensive services from its Digital Economy Project this year.
The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) is launching the Vermont Digital Economy Project (VDEP) to help build resilience in many of the towns that were affected by 2011’s floods.
The Working Lands Enterprise Board has already received 378 applications from all around the state totaling nearly $12 million for the $1 million it has available.
Five years ago Manchester was a shopkeeper’s delight. Store vacancies were for the most part non-existent. Store sales were the envy of the retail world, topping out at over $1,000 per square foot or more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2012 CONTACTS: Paul Costello – 802-223-5763 / [email protected] Amy Shollenberger – 802-793-1114 / [email protected] Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Investment Bill Moves Forward House Agriculture Committee Votes Unanimously to Support the Bill MONTPELIER, VT—The Vermont House Agriculture committee gave their unanimous support to the Working Lands Enterprise Investment bill (H.496) Thursday […]
Vermont’s working landscape could well be lost within a generation without a plan for investment and stewardship.
Vermont Working Landscape Partnership releases recommendations for reinvigorating state’s rural economy
The Vermont Working Landscape Council developed this plan. Its sixteen members have deep expertise in issues pertaining to farm and forest enterprises and rural development in Vermont. Its report also identifies challenges and opportunities for the working landscape, trends for the future, and goals for the proposed policy changes.