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A program of the Center for an Agricultural Economy

About the Center for an Agricultural Economy

Our Mission, Our Vision:

The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in beautiful Hardwick, Vermont.

Our mission is to build a regenerative, locally based, healthy food system by engaging the greater Hardwick community through collaboration opportunities, educational outreach and providing infrastructure.

Furthermore, CAE encourages the development of a local system that meets the needs and aspirations of the community and ensures economic and ecological stability and abundance.

Through community involvement, integrated and responsible agri-business, and a commitment to economic, ecologic and nutritional health, the Center for an Agricultural Economy supports a vibrant regional food system.

"We’re building a food system for the 21st century and it’s going to need to be diverse and community-based, one that’s grounded in knowing each other, in providing for each other and in sharing our stories and our practices with one another."

–Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross