Largest Deer Farm in State Conserved

Largest Deer Farm in State Conserved

Hank Dimuzio didn’t follow a typical path to become a farmer. For over 20 years he built up what is now the largest deer farm in the state while working as an emergency room physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center. In 2016, he retired from the hospital to pursue farming full time.

Largest Deer Farm in State Conserves Land with Vermont Land Trust

Largest Deer Farm in State Conserves Land with Vermont Land Trust

Hank Dimuzio and Rhonda Roberts of LedgEnd Farm worked with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve 132 acres of their deer farm on Munger Street. Theirs is the largest deer farm in the state with over 400 animals. Hank didn’t follow a typical path to become a farmer. For over 20 years he built up his deer farm business while working as an emergency room physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center. In 2016, he retired from the hospital to pursue farming full time.

Next Generation Taking on Orwell Farm

Next Generation Taking on Orwell Farm

Bill and Liz Orr have farmed for decades and hope to pass the farm to their daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Brian Reed. Their 279-acre property became the 20th conserved farm in Orwell when they conserved the land with VLT, which will protect it from development....
New Farms Take Root in Vermont

New Farms Take Root in Vermont

Celebrating 100 Farmland Access Projects Jon Wagner and Karin Bellemare were operating a CSA on rented land on Long Island and feeling a little boxed in. There were the challenges of farming in a place without many farms. “We had some chicken tractors going in a field...
Historic Rockingham Farm Stays in the Family

Historic Rockingham Farm Stays in the Family

The Stickney Farm lies along both sides of Pleasant Valley Road in Rockingham. It has been in the Stickney family since 1897, when they began supplying the Bellows Falls area with maple syrup and butter. Richard Stickney returned to the farm in the 1950s, after...