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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.

VGFA membership coordinates with the calendar year. 
Yearly memberships cost $40 and end December 31. 

Benefits of VGFA membership include

Print the brochure and membership form, in PDF format.

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

Tshirts available for sale!  $15 for adult sizes, $10 for kids' sizes.  $5 s/h per order.

2012-2013 Board of Directors:

  • President      Eric Noel, Maplewood Organics, Highgate Center  
  • Vice President      John Pollard, Red Wing Farm, Shrewsbury
  • Secretary/Treasurer    Laura Olsen, Green Mountain Girls Farm, Northfield 
  • Ben Brown, Highgate Center
  • Wallace Greenewalt, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT
  • Ken Nelson, Yankee Farm Credit, White River Junction 
  • Abbey Willard, VT Agency of Agriculture

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

Additional Board service benefits include

  • 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

Last modified June 27 2013 08:14 PM