Rural Vermont’s mission is to lead the resurgence of community-scale agriculture through education, advocacy, and organizing in support of Vermonters living in deep connection to one another and to the land that nourishes us all.


Latest Legislative News from Montpelier!

For a complete update on the bills and happenings at the Statehouse, click here.

Empowering Vermonters through Citizen Advocacy Training!

Rural Vermont’s Pitchfork Series continues with “Roadmap to the Statehouse” on Friday, April 27th from 10am-2pm at the Vermont Statehouse.  All are invited for a briefing on  current issues and legislation affecting small farms and the communities they serve, as well as training in effective advocacy and assistance for meeting with your legislators. More info, RSVP, and farmer stipend applications available HERE.

3-26-18 Legislative Update

Now that all the “Crossover” deadlines have come and gone, it is clear which bills have the potential to continue through the balance of the legislative process this year. Fortunately several of the bills Rural Vermont has been working on are still “alive.” You can read more details here.

Rural Vermont Launches its Pitchfork Series –“Creative Solutions, Persistent Challenges: Land Access for New Farmers”

Wed 3/21 (note:new date), Bethany Church, Randolph, 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:15)
In partnership with Building a Local Economy (BALE), Rural Vermont hosts a panel featuring farmers Corie Pierce of Bread & Butter Farm, Lila Bennett of Tangletown Farm, and Graham Unangst-Rufenacht of Plainfield. The discussion will be followed by a “Feed Your Farmer” family-style meal catered by Black Krim. More details here.