Entire state would be the campus as schools share courses, internships, land, faculty and symposia.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2011 CONTACT: Vermont Council on Rural Development 802-223-6091 [email protected] MONTPELIER, VT – Surveys repeatedly show Vermonters want a strong working landscape for all its scenic, cultural, economic, environmental and recreational benefits. However if alarming trends that threaten its economic viability are not reversed, it will vanish within a generation. The […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2011 Contact: Paul Costello, VCRD Executive Director 802-223-6091 [email protected] www.vtrural.org MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) announced today that four of Vermont’s new agency secretaries will join its board of directors. Chuck Ross, secretary of the VT Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets; Lawrence Miller, secretary […]