The Vermont Land Trust is looking to partner with a highly qualified individual or organization to develop a new farm enterprise on the West Farm- 180 acres of farmland located within a 1300 acre conservation property owned by VLT in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Applications, maps, and additional information about the property and the request for concepts process can be found at www.vlt.org/westfarm.
Thanks to support from the previous land owner, VLT is in a position to make substantial capital investments including upgrading and improving existing barns and building new infrastructure to support the new enterprise. We are seeking well thought out and creative concepts that further our goals for the property, which are to:
- Enhance the productivity of the property's agricultural soils and other ecological values
- Facilitate economically viable farm use on the property
- Develop farm enterprises and/or value-added agricultural operations that promote the economic well-being of the community
- Implement community engagement, land stewardship demonstration practices, and/or educational activities on the property
VLT will maintain ownership of the property, but is looking for a long-term partner and would be open to discussing alternative equity-building models with concept finalists.
Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2013. For more information, or to sign up for a property open house, please contact Shelly Weeks at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 802.262.1201