81 Photos - May 19, 2015
Photo: VT Secretary of Agriculture Chuck RossPhoto: WLEBPhoto: 2015 Working Lands Press Event at Maple Wind Farm in Richmond, VTPhoto: Deputy Secretary of Ag, Jolinda LaClairPhoto: 2015 Working Lands Press Event at Maple Wind Farm in Richmond, VTPhoto: WLEB Program Coordinator Noelle SevoianPhoto: 2015 Working Lands Press Event at Maple Wind Farm in Richmond, VTPhoto: Ag Secretary Chuck Ross speaking at the 2015 Working Lands Press Event at Maple Wind Farm in Richmond, VTPhoto: 2015 Working Lands Press Event at Maple Wind Farm in Richmond, VTPhoto: Meeting Place Pastures, Cornwall | $13,902 for grazing infrastructure , forage, and fertility improvements to provide custom grazing servicesPhoto: Photo: Kingdom Creamery of Vermont, East Hardwick |$15,872 to purchase a fluid milk bottling line, packaging, and marketing collateralPhoto: Kingdom Creamery of Vermont, East Hardwick |$15,872 to purchase a fluid milk bottling line, packaging, and marketing collateralPhoto: Tamarlane Farm, Lyndonville | $20,000 for the installation of an aerated static pile system for the composting facilityPhoto: Tamarlane Farm, Lyndonville | $20,000 for the installation of an aerated static pile system for the composting facilityPhoto: 2015 Working Lands Press Event at Maple Wind Farm in Richmond, VTPhoto: Bread and Butter Farm, Shelburne | $7,250 to build a washpack and processing kitchen for vegetable production, on farm events, and educational programsPhoto: Bread and Butter Farm, Shelburne | $7,250 to build a washpack and processing kitchen for vegetable production, on farm events, and educational programsPhoto: Bread and Butter Farm, Shelburne | $7,250 to build a washpack and processing kitchen for vegetable production, on farm events, and educational programsPhoto: Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes, Guildhall | $20,000 for facility upgrades to meet Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificationPhoto: Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes, Guildhall | $20,000 for facility upgrades to meet Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificationPhoto: Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes, Guildhall | $20,000 for facility upgrades to meet Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificationPhoto: Sandiwood Farm, Wolcott | $9,950 to build a production greenhouse designed for eventsPhoto: Sandiwood Farm, Wolcott | $9,950 to build a production greenhouse designed for eventsPhoto: Sandiwood Farm, Wolcott | $9,950 to build a production greenhouse designed for eventsPhoto: Sandiwood Farm, Wolcott | $9,950 to build a production greenhouse designed for eventsPhoto: Vermont Hay Company, Orleans | $10,000 for working capital and a used trailerPhoto: Vermont Hay Company, Orleans | $10,000 for working capital and a used trailerPhoto: Green Mountain Sugar House, Ludlow | $15,872 to build a remote sap and pump housePhoto: Green Mountain Sugar House, Ludlow | $15,872 to build a remote sap and pump housePhoto: Green Mountain Sugar House, Ludlow | $15,872 to build a remote sap and pump housePhoto: Vermont Tree Goods, Bristol | $20,000 for equipment in a new production facility that utilizes an innovative sawmill design to create product from salvage/cull grade logsPhoto: Vermont Tree Goods, Bristol | $20,000 for equipment in a new production facility that utilizes an innovative sawmill design to create product from salvage/cull grade logsPhoto: Vermont Table Company, East Burke | $8,922 for an Epilog Laser Engraving Machine to bring engraving in-housePhoto: Vermont Table Company, East Burke | $8,922 for an Epilog Laser Engraving Machine to bring engraving in-housePhoto: Timber Gardens, LLC, East Haven | $20,000 to purchase a firewood processorPhoto: Timber Gardens, LLC, East Haven | $20,000 to purchase a firewood processorPhoto: Timber Gardens, LLC, East Haven | $20,000 to purchase a firewood processorPhoto: Torrani Studio Craft, LLC, Eden Mills | $5,000 for machinery to expand its cookware product linePhoto: Torrani Studio Craft, LLC, Eden Mills | $5,000 for machinery to expand its cookware product linePhoto: Vermont Wildwoods, Marshfield | $20,000 for creation of the first commercial wood spalting chamberPhoto: Vermont Wildwoods, Marshfield | $20,000 for creation of the first commercial wood spalting chamberPhoto: Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) of Vermont, Richmond | $38,361 for collaboration that will grow new farmers in Vermont by expanding two agricultural workforce development programsPhoto: Intervale Center, Burlington | $20,130 to develop and implement workshops and technical assistance for farmers seeking land to lease or purchasePhoto: Intervale Center, Burlington | $20,130 to develop and implement workshops and technical assistance for farmers seeking land to lease or purchasePhoto: Intervale Center, Burlington | $20,130 to develop and implement workshops and technical assistance for farmers seeking land to lease or purchasePhoto: University of Vermont Extension, Burlington | $40,593 for development of commercial elderberry production, including an enterprise feasibility analysis, a grower coop feasibility assessment and on farm training workshopsPhoto: University of Vermont Extension, Burlington | $40,593 for development of commercial elderberry production, including an enterprise feasibility analysis, a grower coop feasibility assessment and on farm training workshopsPhoto: University of Vermont Extension, Burlington | $40,593 for development of commercial elderberry production, including an enterprise feasibility analysis, a grower coop feasibility assessment and on farm training workshopsPhoto: Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition, Middlebury | $33,219 to start a pilot program working with individual farmers to develop and carry out Crop Management Implementation PlansPhoto: Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition, Middlebury | $33,219 to start a pilot program working with individual farmers to develop and carry out Crop Management Implementation PlansPhoto: University of Vermont Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Burlington | $21,049 to help new Americans establish market presence with a comprehensive market survey, farmer-buyer meetings, marketing education, and educational resources for buyers and farmersPhoto: University of Vermont Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Burlington | $21,049 to help new Americans establish market presence with a comprehensive market survey, farmer-buyer meetings, marketing education, and educational resources for buyers and farmersPhoto: University of Vermont Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Burlington | $21,049 to help new Americans establish market presence with a comprehensive market survey, farmer-buyer meetings, marketing education, and educational resources for buyers and farmersPhoto: University of Vermont Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Burlington | $21,049 to help new Americans establish market presence with a comprehensive market survey, farmer-buyer meetings, marketing education, and educational resources for buyers and farmersPhoto: University of Vermont Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Burlington | $21,049 to help new Americans establish market presence with a comprehensive market survey, farmer-buyer meetings, marketing education, and educational resources for buyers and farmersPhoto: Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Montpelier| $100,000 to strengthen the business acumen of forest sector entrepreneurs by engagement in business development workshops, and  in-depth, one-on-one business advising and coachingPhoto: Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Montpelier| $100,000 to strengthen the business acumen of forest sector entrepreneurs by engagement in business development workshops, and  in-depth, one-on-one business advising and coachingPhoto: Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Montpelier| $100,000 to strengthen the business acumen of forest sector entrepreneurs by engagement in business development workshops, and  in-depth, one-on-one business advising and coachingPhoto: Cold Hollow Career Center, Enosburg | $53,244 to build operator capacity for use with cut-to-length (CTL) harvesting system in Vermont’s northern forest by purchasing simulator systems and exposing students around Vermont to these systems through hands-on trainingPhoto: Cold Hollow Career Center, Enosburg | $53,244 to build operator capacity for use with cut-to-length (CTL) harvesting system in Vermont’s northern forest by purchasing simulator systems and exposing students around Vermont to these systems through hands-on trainingPhoto: Vermont State Colleges and Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, Randolph | $39,700 to provide concentrated learning experiences focused on innovative engineeringPhoto: Vermont State Colleges and Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, Randolph | $39,700 to provide concentrated learning experiences focused on innovative engineeringPhoto: Vermont State Colleges and Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, Randolph | $39,700 to provide concentrated learning experiences focused on innovative engineeringPhoto: Vermont Soy, Hardwick | $25,000 to purchase an automated tofu tray sealing unit to ensure a safer food product by minimizing the potential for contaminants in the packaging processPhoto: Vermont Soy, Hardwick | $25,000 to purchase an automated tofu tray sealing unit to ensure a safer food product by minimizing the potential for contaminants in the packaging processPhoto: Maple Wind Farm, Richmond | $67,400 for upgrades including a blast chiller for poultry, increased freezer capacity, processing equipment, and for a small retail building for their agri-tourism operationPhoto: Maple Wind Farm, Richmond | $67,400 for upgrades including a blast chiller for poultry, increased freezer capacity, processing equipment, and for a small retail building for their agri-tourism operationPhoto: Scott Magnan’s Custom Service, St. Albans| $25,000 for equipment expansion for agriculture and soil health by planting no-till crops by upgrading a John Deere planter, and purchasing a Vertical tillage tank mounted manure injector that would be new to the regionPhoto: Scott Magnan’s Custom Service, St. Albans| $25,000 for equipment expansion for agriculture and soil health by planting no-till crops by upgrading a John Deere planter, and purchasing a Vertical tillage tank mounted manure injector that would be new to the regionPhoto: Harlow Farm, Westminster | $50,000 for the purchase of a vacuum cooler, upgrading loading docks, creation of additional storage, and additional ice making capacity to improve shipping and storagePhoto: Harlow Farm, Westminster | $50,000 for the purchase of a vacuum cooler, upgrading loading docks, creation of additional storage, and additional ice making capacity to improve shipping and storagePhoto: Photo: Vermont Greenwood Resources, Co., Waterbury | $75,000 to add chipping capacity and to develop a pulpwood concentration yard to capture additional value from harvested wood productsPhoto: Vermont Greenwood Resources, Co., Waterbury | $75,000 to add chipping capacity and to develop a pulpwood concentration yard to capture additional value from harvested wood productsPhoto: Winterwood Timber Frames, LLC, East Montpelier | $75,000 for infrastructure upgrades for a bioregional wood building-material product line, including two dehumidifying kilns, a three phase power grid, an outdoor wood-waste burning boiler system and signage for the showroomPhoto: Winterwood Timber Frames, LLC, East Montpelier | $75,000 for infrastructure upgrades for a bioregional wood building-material product line, including two dehumidifying kilns, a three phase power grid, an outdoor wood-waste burning boiler system and signage for the showroomPhoto: 2015 Working Lands Press Event at Maple Wind Farm in Richmond, VTPhoto: Photo: Photo: