Agency Spotlight

This section is designed to help you learn about agricultural educators, technical assistance providers and advocacy organizations and other resources who can help you achieve your farm goals.

Hunger for Action: NOFA-VT's Erin Buckwalter

Erin BuckwalterVermont hasn’t had her for very long, but Erin Buckwalter has made quite an impact. Whether she’s teaching at UVM, working with farmers markets, connecting seniors with CSA shares, battling food insecurity, helping farmers reach institutional markets, or running the Bristol Farmers’ Market, there’s no question- Erin’s work is helping to increase the vibrancy of Vermont’s food system.


Law for Food: Specializing in Affordable Legal Counsel for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs

Christi AsbeeVermont-Based Law for Food provides legal counsel across the spectrum of agricultural law topics. Partner Christy Asbee focuses on farm labor law, helping farmers navigate their way through regulations regarding payroll, taxes, unemployment insurance, OSHA requirements, the Migrant Workers Act, and workers compensation. Learn more about the kinds of technical assistance and education Law for Food can provide.

NOFA-VT's Education Director Abbie Nelson

With over 20 years as an educator, Abbie Nelson brings together agricultural education and nutrition, and connects farms to schools through a variety of innovative projects and programs. Learn more about NOFA's farm-to-school initiatives.

NE-SARE Supports On-farm Innovation through Grants and More

As sustainable agriculture continues to take root across Vermont and the U.S., researchers and farmers alike are using their creativity, passion, and hard work to advance farming systems, with a little help from the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NE-SARE). Learn more about SARE grants and educational resources.

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Local Foods Administrator Abbey Willard

Abbey Willard recently joined the VT Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets as the Local Foods Administrator. The Local Foods Administrator is a new position at the Agency of Agriculture, created in response to needs for access to safe, healthy, and nutritious food expressed across the state.

eXtension

eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America. eXtension connects knowledge consumers with knowledge providers—experts like you who know their subject matter inside out. Learn more about eXtension.