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.


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.


Legislators take a break from Montpelier over March 5-9, and head home for Town Meeting Week. This is a great opportunity to track down your elected representatives and senators and talk to them about the bills Rural Vermont is working on and monitoring.

You can see a full run-down and status of each of the bills we’re watching HERE. If you have questions or need tips for approaching your legislators, be in touch with Rural Vermont’s policy consultant Andrea Stander:

Not sure who your Reps and Senators are, or how to reach them? Find out here:

Update on 2018 Legislative Session

We are almost mid-way through the 2018 legislative session, and ​Rural Vermont is working hard to monitor and advocate on a group of bills that we have broken into three categories: Those that have the potential to help our constituents; those that have the potential to harm our constituents and those that bear keeping a close eye on to see if they move into either of the first two categories. You can read about these bills and their status HERE.

Rural Vermont’s 2018 Policy Overview & Priorities

There are countless bills under consideration during the 2018 legislative session that could have impact on Rural Vermont’s constituency. We are keeping an eye on many of them — policy overview 1.23.18 (please be advised this is a working document). We encourage you to sign up to receive our emails and follow us on social media to receive the most timely and direct updates and action alerts.