Over the course of six weeks, in February and March, the Agency of Agriculture hosted meetings in Lyndonville, Brattleboro, Middlebury, St. Albans, and Montpelier. More than 300 farmers and community members attended.
That’s the message state officials are sending to Vermont drivers this season, as farmers return to the roads with tractors and heavy equipment.
The Agencies of Agriculture, Transportation, and Department of Public Safety have teamed up to create a new public safety message that reminds Vermonters to take extra care on the roads. They are sharing the PSA with Vermonters on social media, in an effort to build awareness for rural road safety.
In 2016, Vermont Breakfast on the Farm was held at Nea-Tocht Farm in Ferrisburgh and Green Mountain Dairy Farm in Sheldon. Over 2,000 visitors enjoyed a free breakfast and a first-hand look at a modern dairy farm to better understand how Vermont’s agricultural community works together to produce safe and wholesome food. Vermont Farm Bureau helped to sponsor Breakfast on the Farm which was coordinated by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture with help from volunteers and local businesses.
Rutland County Farm Bureau will host this year’s summer picnic on Thursday, August 31 in Brandon. Traditionally, there is a board meeting where legislative priorities are discussed for the coming year followed by a picnic. We are excited and honored that Zippy Duvall, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), has accepted our invitation to attend.
American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall