Archive for the ‘Press Release’ Category

Request for Proposals: Atkins Field

Posted: February 7, 2017

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is looking for a Project Manager with architectural experience for our Atkins Field Project. If you are interested, please take a look at our request for proposals. RFP Atkins Project Mgr

Summary Results of Fall 2016 OSSU Farm to School Family Survey

Posted: October 24, 2016

Thank you to all Family Farm to School Survey participants! The survey was made available to all OSSU families – we received responses from 72 families representing all six schools, which we estimate to be a 10% participation rate of total families across OSSU. We hope you take a moment to review these results and [...]

Join us for an evening of Nuturing Communities: November 4

Posted: October 18, 2016

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is hosting an event November 4 put on by the Galaxy Bookshop. Join us for a fun evening to explore local foods and economies. Please bring a non-perishable food item or cash to donate to the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and the Grow Your Own program, which is managed by [...]

We’re hiring a half-time Community Organizer!

Posted: October 7, 2016

CAE is seeking a passionate community organizer  to help create a new organization aimed at lasting systems change for the Northeast Kingdom This person will work with our team in the coming year to seek new leaders and organizations to join us. These efforts will lead to a founding event to start a new organization. [...]

We’re hiring: place-based education and agriculture!

Posted: March 11, 2016

For the past few years, the CAE has helped to build kitchen classrooms, community greenhouses, garden beds, and run field trips with our students within Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union. Now, we’re engaged in a longer term partnership with OSSU, to plan for how we can use our community food systems assets as resources for the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Future Economy: Research by Kate Olson

Posted: February 23, 2015

Read through this most recent scholarly article on the impact of food and agricultural economics in Hardwick and the surrounding towns. Kate Olson, who studied with area businesses, and lived here in the Kingdom last summer, writes a terrific piece on how the economics of a regional can rely mostly on the sharing and collaboration [...]

USDA grant provides for NEK Food System Plan Update

Posted: September 16, 2014

On Friday, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture, Krysta Harden, visited Vermont. She was hosted by Ted Brady, our State Director of USDA Rural Development, and when we met her, she was at Intervale Community Farm, learning more from Travis and Andy about the Intervale Center and the Burlington area’s passion for farming [...]