Town of Hardwick will tackle a Community Visit Process!

Posted: January 7, 2016

Hardwick Town Officials invited the Vermont Council on Rural Development to engage with our community for the next few months on a Community Visit Process.  This program, which has been used by 26 towns all over Vermont. From Pownal to Killington, from Rutland to Craftsbury, this program has enabled small and large towns to think [...]

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Consultant Needed: Program Manager for our 5 Year Update of the Regional Food System Plan!

Posted: December 15, 2015

Background: The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) and the Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) are seeking the services of a qualified Program Manager who can assist with the development and rollout of the updated Regional Food Systems Plan for the Northeast Kingdom. This plan, which is the only sub-state Food Systems Plan in Vermont, [...]

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Financing the Working Landscape, Stories and Networks!

Posted: November 6, 2015

Financing the Working Landscape at Sterling College; How do loggers and farmers access the capital needed for their businesses?   “My vision was to build a log house for our family,” said Colleen Goodridge, on Oct 24th, standing behind a podium at Sterling College. “Now we have that log house, and we have a successful [...]

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Financing the Working Landscape Kicks off at Sterling!

Posted: October 23, 2015

On Saturday morning, we will join 100 other individuals headed up the hill to Crafstbury Common to learn from one another about the continuum of capital available to working lands enterprises. As farmers, food producers and wood products businesses grow, they grow slowly. They rely on markets, on growing season, on the weather, and on [...]

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Job Openings at the Vt Food Venture Center

Posted: August 14, 2015

Seasonal Job Openings! As we head into the harvest season at the VFVC, we’re looking for a few good folks to help us with our Farm to Institution Processing and Packaging. We’re looking for people who are excited about local food, familiar with industrial kitchen settings, are reliable and timely. Does this sound like you? [...]

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Food Production Skills Class- Sign up now!

Posted: July 29, 2015

In association with Green Mountain Tech and Career Center, the CAE is hosting its first pilot workforce development training! Learn new skills and increase your employability!  4 DAYS: 9am-1pm on August 10, 11 and 17, 18 (Mondays and Tuesdays) Attend 16 hours of training at the Vt. Food Venture Center in Hardwick This Training will [...]

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Kingdom Farm and Food Days 2015

Posted: July 14, 2015

Join us for a full schedule of farm tours, workshops and local food during Kingdom Farm and Food Days August 14, 15, and 16, 2015. You can see everything from draft horses to alpacas, take a hay ride and learn about growing apples and making high quality ice ciders. Northeast Kingdom farmers and food businesses [...]

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Sterling College Partnership: COLLEGE to Farm!

Posted: June 10, 2015

What does that mean? Shouldn’t it be Farm to College? Our local partner, Sterling College, doesn’t have it backwards. Instead, they are announcing a new program and partnership with the Center for an Agricultural Economy in which students who graduate are given scholarships to start a food or farm based business! In particular, this program [...]

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Status Rpt: Jobs, Farms and our economy…

Posted: May 12, 2015

The Barton Chronicle recently wrote an article outlining some of the economic impact of local food system work. Paul Lisai, and Sweet Rowen Farm, are highlighted. Paul’s farm is in the Northeast Kingdom, and he’s one of the Working Lands Enterprise Grantees. This kind of investment and commitment helps to bolster the local farm and [...]

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Spring and summer events at the Center for an Agricultural Economy

Posted: May 6, 2015

by Bethany M. Dunbar, Community Projects Coordinator The weather has finally lifted, and we are enjoying some warmth and sun. Here at the Center for an Agricultural Economy that means lots of activity. We have some great events all planned for the summer, with more in the works. Here’s what we have for sure right [...]

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