There will be a Tile drainage information session of H.242 on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 10-12 noon in The Ethan Allen room. The H. 242 tile drainage bill seeks to require ANR and the AAFM to create a statewide inventory of tile drainage installations and push forward recommendations from the Tile Drainage report. This is not a discussion! To get to the Ethan Allen room, which is within the cafeteria, come into the large room face north of the wall of windows to the outside then to your left (west) is the Ethan Allen Room. The session scheduled for February 22 was cancelled unexeptedly. Please click the link below for updates.
Our second State House day was another resounding success. More than 25 members attended. We started at 8 am with coffee and pastries in the cafeteria, speaking with our various legislators. At 9 am we went to House Agriculture and Forestry to listen to a discussion of a bill, on where municipal laws and Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets oversight intersects.
The VAAFM wants to hear your ideas about the state's agricultural economy. Through March 15 they invite you share your ideas and feedback about farming in Vermont! Meet the new Agency leadership team, and to raise the issues that concern you. Photo of new Ag Secretary, Anson Tebbetts
Photo of David Zuckerman at his farm Full Moon Farm in Hinesburg. What an exciting time for farmers in Vermont! The 2017 session has started with active farmers and members holding key positions in the State House.