2019 Annual County Meeting
Montpelier, VT - Almost 50 members of the Washington County Farm Bureau gathered at the Capital City Grange on October 9 to visit, eat and listen to presentations by officers and special guests.
The meeting was opened by outgoing President Jessie Rogers, who introduced Secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets Anson Tebbetts. Anson led an interesting discussion on “Hemp: Passing or Permanent?” and answered questions from the audience.
Awards were presented to several businesses in the county who exemplified outstanding service to agriculture as well as to their communities.
George, Gail and Alex Africa of Vermont Flower Farm, Marshfield, were awarded the Farm Family of the Year Award.
Christina Castegren of Fresh Tracks Winery, Berlin, was chosen for the Farm Woman of the Year Award.
Greg and Stefanie Burtt of Burtt’s Orchard, Cabot, were given the Young Farmers of the Year Award.
Glenn and Ruth Goodrich, Goodrich’s Maple Farm, Cabot, were presented with the prestigious Wallace Award. This award is named after former Vermont Farm Bureau President and legislator Keith Wallace and is given to agriculturists who do exceptional work within their industry and their community.
Newly elected President of Washington County, Rosina Wallace, said, “It’s amazing the number of wonderful farmers we have in this county and it’s wonderful to honor them for all their good work.”
Washington County Farm Bureau meets monthly from January to May at the Waitsfield Cabot Creamery offices to work on policy and programs to benefit our members. If you are interested, please contact Jackie Folsom at 802-426-3579.