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Revitalizing Vermont’s Rural Economy - Campaign Launched

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2011-10-18

JERICHO— Today, members representing the Vermont Working Landscape Partnership (VWLP) launched the Revitalizing Vermont’s Rural Economy campaign. The campaign is focused on achieving the five goals outlined in the Partnership’s Action Plan, Investing in Our Farm and Forest Future. The Partners gathered at Jericho Settlers Farm, where they were welcomed by Christa Alexander. Alexander noted that the farm supports the productive use of over 200 acres and provides income for 3 families, while providing high quality food for the local community. Alexander said, “The most exciting part of the Action Plan for me is the Vermont Agriculture and Forest Products Development Fund to pull together all the various efforts to invest in Vermont agriculture and forest enterprises and aggressively support the many entrepreneurs who want to build businesses here in Vermont.”

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