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The Vermont Grass Farmers Association

The Vermont Grass Farmers' Association (VGFA) was founded in 1996 with support from the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture and USDA-NRCS. The VGFA helps farmers generate wealth from grass-based farming, provides leadership on grazing issues, and vision for the Center's Pasture Program.

Benefits of VGFA membership include
VGFA membership coordinates with the calendar year. 
Yearly memberships cost $40 and end December 31. 
Join or renew online:

Or print the brochure and membership form to pay via mail.

If you have any questions about the VGFA, contact Jennifer Colby, Pasture Program Coordinator.

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2015-2016 Board of Directors:

  • President    Gabe Zoerheide, Winter Moon Farm, Corinth 
  • Treasurer    Eric Noel, Health Hero Island Farm, South Hero 
  • Secretary     Ellen Fox, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
  • Ben Brown, Burlington
  • Henry Cammack, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
  • Ryan Hayes, Farm of Milk & Honey, Worcester
  • Niko Horster, Shire Beef, Vershire
  • Dave Martin, Settlement Farm, Underhill

Each year, the VGFA elects a Board of Directors which manage the budget, oversee member activities and outreach, help organize the annual grazing and livestock conference, and represent grass-based livestock farmers at the state and regional level as Vermont's Grazing Lands Partnership steering committee.

If you are interested in joining the board, please complete this application. We welcome applications throughout the year.

Additional Board service benefits include

  • VGFA-branded clothing
  • Mileage stipends for meeting attendance
  • Tabling and advertisement benefits at the VT Grazing & Livestock Conference
  • Fiscal support to attend regional Pasture Consortium events and national grazing conferences to represent VGFA's membership & Vermont's perspective as well as further your own farming professional development

Last modified February 04 2016 03:58 PM