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Vermont Council on Rural Development
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2011 Contact: Paul Costello, VCRD Executive Director 802-223-6091 email@example.com 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 [...]
We face a quiet crisis that will end the working landscape as we have known it. It’s time to act.
The 2011 e-Vermont communities will be Bridgewater, Calais, Castleton, Dover, Fairfield, Hardwick, Jay/Westfield, Middletown Springs, Moretown, Morristown, Richford, and Vergennes.
The proposals include a “working” lands designation; the formation of an Agriculture and Forest Products Development Corporation; and a tax that would raise $15 million in revenue.
A Summit on the Future of Vermont’s Working Landscape will be held at the Vermont State House on Friday, December 10.
Front Porch Forum (FPF) was created in 2006 in Burlington and now more than 21,000 households subscribe across 50 Vermont towns. Now, thanks to the e-Vermont initiative, FPF’s reach is greatly expanded to more parts of the state.
Vermont farm and forest enterprises economically perpetuate the working landscape and serve as foundations for the expansion of foods and wood products for both local use and value-added export in the regional and global economy, but dairy agriculture and the forest products economy are both in jeopardy.
Will Patten: Consolidation would reward traditional business supports at the expense of groups like the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.
Posted in Business & Economy | Tagged Bill Botzow, Ellen Kahler, Jim Saudade, Kevin Dorn, Paul Costello, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Council on Rural Development, Vermont legislature, Vermont Software Developers Alliance, Vermont Sustainable Jobs fund, Vermont Women's Business Center, Will Patten
From: Vermont Council on Rural Development RE: Broadband Stimulus Fund Project Date: March 25, 2010 Contact: Paul Costello, VCRD Executive Director 802 249-8051 or 802-223-6091 MONTPELIER, VT – A $2.5 million federal Stimulus Grant from the federal Agency of Commerce, announced today, completes the funding to launch the $3.7 million “e-Vermont Community Broadband Project.” This [...]
Dairy farming utilizes the majority of land in Vermont. Since January of this year, some fifty-three Vermont dairy farms have ceased operating.