Amber Perry, Northeast (Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans, & Washington Counties)
I live in East Montpelier with my husband and our two beautiful daughters. As a family we are passionate about raising and growing our own food along with supporting our local farmers. My husband was raised on an organic dairy farm and while my agricultural background might not be nearly as impressive as others, I am passionate about the importance and preservation of agriculture. I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you. If you could please keep me updated as to when you are holding meetings, I will do my best to attend them.
Sydney Decker, Northwest (Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, & Lamoille Counties)
I am so excited to serve Northwestern Vermont as the Vermont Farm Bureau Field Representative! I grew up in New York working on diversified vegetable and Christmas tree farms, and I moved to Vermont to receive a B.S. and M.S. in Food Systems at UVM. Here, I’ve deepened my knowledge and appreciation of the hard workers in our food system and the importance of participatory policy-making processes. I’ve spent my years in Vermont continuing to work on diversified vegetable farms and working for UVM Extension on various research efforts.
Averie Noble, Southern (Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham, & Windsor Counties)
I am excited to start this new journey of being the Vermont Farm Bureau’s Field Representative for the Southern region of the state. As a lifelong agriculture enthusiast and current farm operator, I am eager to serve the Vermont Farm Bureau and its members.
My passion stems from growing up on a small hobby farm in the Northeast Kingdom where we had a variety of animals. Throughout high school I was very active in the equestrian community, working at local farms, participating in the Green Mountain Horse Show Association, and training horses. I then attended Oregon State University where I received my B.S. in Animal Science. Though out my time at OSU I was heavily involved with the sheep department. Upon graduating I managed an equine eventing farm in Norwich, VT, worked at a large sheep farm in Benson, VT, and alongside my husband am in the process of redefining our 9th generation dairy farm. My personal goal is to see Vermont’s agriculture flourish and I believe that Vermont Farm Bureau is a crucial piece of that puzzle.
I have also found myself engulfed in a wonderful Vermont dairy farming family through my partner and his family’s dairy farm, which has been a great opportunity to learn more about the challenges and joys of dairy farming at this transitional time. More than anything, I care about the well-being of farmers and the vitality of Vermont’s agricultural tradition. I’m feeling so honored to have this opportunity to be a voice for Vermont agriculture, and I can’t wait to get out in the field to talk with farmers!