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Vermont Farm Bureau - Leadership
2014 Vermont Farm Bureau Board of Trustees

President:
Clark W. Hinsdale, III




Clark W. Hinsdale, III of Charlotte was elected President of Vermont Farm Bureau, Inc. at the 2010 Annual meeting in Woodstock. Hinsdale grew up in Charlotte, Vermont graduating with a literature degree from Middlebury College, and he attended Northwestern University in Illinois for graduate work in archaeology. He has been a producer of maple syrup and horse hay for over 30 years, owned and operated the Charlotte Berry Farm, a "pick your own" berry farm raising strawberries, raspberries and blueberries from 1994 to 2008, and is currently the Managing Partner of Nordic Holsteins, LLC, New England’s first robotic dairy operation.

He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Farm Family Insurance Companies and served on their Board from 1992 - 2008.  Clark also was a member of the Board of Directors of Yankee Farm Credit from 1999 – 2007.

Vermont Farm Bureau has benefited from Clark's leadership for many years. Clark previously served as Vermont Farm Bureau President from 1993 – 2004.  He is a past president of Chittenden County Farm Bureau, past second vice-president of Vermont Farm Bureau.  He was the state Young Farmer Chair and Vermont Discussion Meet winner in 1985.  He chaired the VFB Legislative Committee and  representing Vermont on the American Farm Bureau Federation's Natural and Environmental Resources Committee.  He served on the AFBF Farm Policy Committee and was instrumental in gaining passage of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact.  Clark was elected the Northeast representative on the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors in 2000 serving until 2004 and named to their International Trade Committee in 2002.

Clark's work and volunteer experiences have been diverse.  He ran an archaeological organization in Illinois for several years.  He has been involved in land planning services for farmers focusing on farm and rural land preservation.  He has held numerous community service positions including serving as president of the Vermont Archaeological Society, co-chair of the state Community Recreation Task Force, a member of the Vermont Natural Resources Council Board, Vice-Chairman and co-founder of the Charlotte Land Trust and chair of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.  He served his Town of Charlotte as a member of the Selectboard from 1998 – 2001.

Clark and his wife, Suzanne have two sons, Toby who is a student at Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire and Andrew who is a seventh grader at Charlotte Central School.



1st V-President:
Joe Tisbert
Valley Dream Farm
802-644-6598
valleydream@myfairpoint.net

2nd V-President:
Ted Foster
Foster Brothers Dairy Farm and Vermont Natural Ag Products
Middlebury, VT
802-388-6515
tdfoster@sover.net

Secretary:
Stuart Farnham
603-770-1940
sfarnham@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Bruce Shields
Wolcott,VT
802-888-5165
bshields@pwshift.com

Young Farmer Co-Chairs:
John Franklin, Guilford, 451-9205 jdfrankl@uvm.edu

Promotion and Education chair:
Deborah Foster, Middlebury, VT,
tdfoster@sover.net


Executive Committee Members at Large:

Chip Hellus
802-254-3601

outerlimitshealth@myfairpoint.net


Bill Scott
802-425-2370
wjscottjr@comcast.net


Elizabeth Greene
802-899-4164
betsy.greene@uvm.edu



Vermont Farm Bureau Board of Directors:

ADDISON
Bill Scott
802-425-2370
wjscottjr@comcast.net


BENNINGTON

Bill Wicks
802-442-3884
wickstock68@hotmail.com


CALEDONIA
Deb Gonyaw

802-684-3821
dgonyaw@hotmail.com


CHITTENDEN

Elizabeth Greene
802-899-4164

betsy.greene@uvm.edu


ESSEX
Paulette Routhier
802-962-5548
Paulet66@hughes.net


FRANKLIN
Paul Bourbeau
802-524-6175
pbourbeau@surfglobal.net


GRAND ISLE 
David Lane
802-355-6738
jlane@vtusa.net

LAMOILLE
Joe Tisbert
802-644-6598
valleydream@myfairpoint.net


ORANGE
Stuart Farnham
603-770-1940
sfarnham@gmail.com

ORLEANS
Marjorie Urie
802-586-2879
marjorieurie@gmail.com

RUTLAND
Leonard Korzun
802-492-3439

gkorzun@aol.com


WASHINGTON
Jackie Folsom
802-426-3579
crkdbrks@aol.com

WINDHAM

Chip Hellus
802-254-3601

outerlimitshealth@myfairpoint.net


WINDSOR

David Ainsworth
farmerainsworth@myfairpoint.net


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