Northeast SARE Apply Here Farmer, Partnership, Graduate Student, Research &Education, Research for Novel Approaches
USDA Small Business Innovation Research
For more information CLICK HERE
To Apply for a Grant CLICK HERE
For Programs and Services for Individuals CLICK HERE
For Energy Programs and Grants CLICK HERE
State of Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Grants CLICK HERE
Organic Farming Research Foundation Grants CLICK HERE
Vermont Farm Women's Fund CLICK HERE
What’s new for farmers in 2018?
FS-2018-19, December 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"), signed Dec. 22, 2017, changed some tax laws that impact farmers. For more information: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/whats-new-for-farmers-in-2018
Leahy hails passage of five-year Farm Bill, Vermont 'wins'
EPA ROLLS BACK CLEAN WATER ACT JURISDICTION with new WOTUS Rule
by:- John Herath (December 11, 2018)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday unveiled a new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) definition under the Clean Water Act designed to provide a clearer picture of what waters are and are not regulated by the federal government.
“The agency's proposal would replace the 2015 definition with a clearer and easier to understand definition that will result in significant cost savings, protect the nation's navigable waterways, and reduce barriers to important economic and environmental projects,” said Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in a background call to reporters. “It would end years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. It would help a landowner understand whether a project on his or her property will require a federal permit or not without spending thousands of dollars on engineering and legal professionals.”
Norah lake, Vermont Farmer & Farm Bureau Member, Congratulations!
See the full article in the December 2018 issue of Agriview!
Every year members are recognized for their exemplary service to agriculture at Vermont Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting and Conference.
Agriculture plays a critical role in Vermont's economy, and it's important to publicly recognize the individuals and families that produce, educate, and contribute to our beautiful state. Categories are:
Vermont Century Farm: Century Award application
This award is given to recognize farmers who have maintained the home farm in the same family for 100 years or more.
Since 1953, the Vermont State Grange and the Vermont Farm Bureau have jointly sponsored the Vermont Century Farms Program. In doing so, the two organizations have continued a project begun in 1951 under the leadership of Dr. Arthur Wallace Peach, who was the director of the Vermont Historical Society.
The Cornwall Award: Cornwall Award Application
The Cornwall Award honors the best overall County Farm Bureau program in Vermont. It is named in memory of Vermont Farm Bureau’s 1st president, Ellsworth B. Cornwall. It is in his honor, and in the tradition of leadership excellence that the truly dedicated and successful County Farm Bureaus, with their leaders and members, are proudly recognized.
Farm Woman of the Year Award: Farm Woman of the Year Application
Selection of the winning farm woman is based on efforts in both the chosen occupation and leadership achievement.
Young Farmer Achievement Award: Young Farmer Achievement Award Application
Vermont Farm Bureau annually conducts a young farmer achievement award program. County Farm Bureaus are encouraged to promote this activity in their own county. Selection of the winning young farmer individual or family is based on their efforts in both their chosen occupation and leadership achievement. Participation in this program with individual recognition and the resulting publicity will help build the organization.
Farm Family of the Year Award: Farm Family of Year Application
Vermont Farm Bureau annually conducts an outstanding farmer award program. Selection of the winning farmer (farm family) is based on efforts in both the chosen occupation and leadership achievement
The Wallace award: The Wallace Award Application
The Wallace Award is named for past Vermont Farm Bureau president, Keith Wallace and is presented annually in the spirit of recognizing Vermont’s finest agriculturists. First presented in 1975, this highest award given by Vermont Farm Bureau honors individuals or couples for their distinguished lifetime service to agriculture.
Applications are due at the Farm Bureau office by October 1, 2019.