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Charlotte Farm Study Goes Out to Farmers

The Charlotte Land Trust is working with the University of Vermont's Center for Rural Studies to conduct a Charlotte Farm Study in order to understand the current state of farming in town and to look through a conservation lens to identify challenges and opportunities in the future. Read more...

Farm Succession Planner Work to Preserve Vermont's Agricultural Heritage

The succession of farm ownership is different from that of another business because “the economics are pretty unique,” said Don Devost, a partner at Marble Trail Financial in Middlebury. Farms often hold a valuable asset in their land, and sometimes a retiring farmer can make more money developing that land than selling the farm, said Devost, whose… Read more...

CSAs and Direct Farm Sales Have Soared During The Pandemic

Amid the uncertainly of the pandemic some local farms have doubled or tripled direct sales to Vermonters, with business at farm stands and Community Supported Agriculture programs (CSAs) soaring in the state. Read more...

Steve Schubart: In Partnership With His Cows

A Charlotte News profile and interview with Steve Schubart, a CLT board member and owner of the Grass Cattle Company, in Charlotte Read more...

Vermont Land Trust On Line Classes - November 2020

The latest on line class offerings from the Vermont Land Trust. Read more...

30 Dairy and Livestock Farms Get Nearly $1 Million for Water Quality Improvements

The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, awarded a total of $956,000 to 30 farms in Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Franklin, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, and Windham Counties to support capital investments that improve water quality. Some of these awards will also support… Read more...

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is Fully Funded

The Land and Water Conservation Fund now has full and dedicated funding. That means that $900 million will be committed each year to protecting important land, water and recreation areas that benefit all Americans. Read more...

Vermont’s Dairy Business Innovation Center gets $6.13 million

Senator Patrick Leahy on Thursday announced a significant funding increase for the Vermont-Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center from the national program’s funding level which has allowed the allocation for Vermont to increase from $450,000 in 2019, to more than $6.1 million in 2020. Read more...

Governor Presents Plans for $25 Million Dairy Farm Relief Grants

Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) today announced the Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program for dairy producers and processors who have experienced income loss, additional expenses and market disruption as a result of the pandemic. Read more...

Small Grants to Farmers Serve as a Bridge to Recovery

34 Farms Received Funds Through Vermont Land Trust's COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Initiative Read more...

Bird Conservation for Land Trust News

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has just released this newsletter as a part of a series focused on land trusts and bird conservation. In this edition, we introduce you to free bird resources to help instill joy during this time of uncertainty, outline steps land trusts can take to help curb bird declines, and provide an update on exciting eBird… Read more...

VLT - New Farms Take Root In Vermont

Vermont Land Trust's Farmland Access Program, helps entrepreneurial farmers find affordable farms of their own. Read more...

Land Trust Alliance Magazine latest edition

Read the latest version of the Land Trust Alliance magazine, Saving Land Read more...

ACORN Launches Champlain Valley Virtual Farmers' Market and Online Guide

ACORN, Addison County Relocalization Network has just launched an interactive map of farm and virtual farmers market in the Champlain Valley. Read more...

Naturalist Sue Morse To Speak On Climate Change

The Charlotte Land Trust will host a public talk by Sue Morse on March 29, at the Charlotte Senior Center. Morse is a highly regarded expert on natural history and wildlife tracking. Read more...

Young Farmer Bolstered by Land Conservation

Dylan Preston, will purchase farmland at the intersection of Guinea and One Mile road thanks to a Vermont Land Trust conservation easement and the help of another local farmer. The purchase will include funding by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the Charlotte Conservation Board, and the Charlotte Land Trust (Burlington Free Press). Read more...

Banding Together For Birds In Charlotte

A morning of learning about birds with Mark LaBarr, Audubon Vermont, sponsored by the The Charlotte Land Trust. Read more...

Bidinger Conservation Helps Bean Family Purchase Farm

Patricia Bidinger conserved 75 acres of fertile farmland earlier this year working with the Vermont Land Trust, and support from donors including the Charlotte Conservation Fund, allowing the Bean family to purchase the land for their dairy business (Vermont Land Trust). Read more...

Hinsdale/Preston Project Completed

This was a great project that not only conserved a parcel of very good farmland in Town; it made it affordable for a young farmer to be able to purchase his first farm. Read more...