The Changing Character of Vermont Dairy

The Changing Character of Vermont Dairy

Milk has been Vermont’s top selling agricultural product since 1900, when cows replaced sheep that had supplied wool for clothing. Over time, the economy and culture of dairy farming has continued to evolve…

Farmland Access Program Pioneers Share Their Stories of Growth

Farmland Access Program Pioneers Share Their Stories of Growth

Our Farmland Access Program connects farmers with land where they can start or expand a business. Through the sale of conservation easements that limit development and protect environmental features, the program lowers the cost of farms and finds ways to help farmers afford them. We ensure easements are upheld, but otherwise farms tell their own stories upon the land—stories that inevitably change both the farm and the farmer. Farmers from three farms share their stories: Elmer Farm in Middlebury, Northeast Vine Supply in Pawlet, and Kingsbury Market Garden in Warren.