About Us

Farming & Climate Change

Our vision: Sustainable food systems that foster successful farmers, cultivate environmental stewardship and enhance the quality of life and vitality of our communities.

Our mission is to cultivate understanding and innovative practices and policies that advance sustainable food and farming in VT and beyond.

Our goals are in four realms of Vermont’s food systems:

Food
More high-quality, sustainably produced local food is available to all Vermonters.
Farming
Vermont’s aspiring and experienced farmers have new options to enhance the quality of their lives, economic security and continuing success.
Environment
Farms increase the health of ecosystems: soil, water, air, climate and biodiversity.
Leadership
Build leadership to promote sustainable food and farm practices.

To accomplish our work, we