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Rural Vermont
(802) 223-7222
15 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602


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Andrea Stander
Director 802-522-3284
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I serve as the Director of Rural Vermont which was founded in 1985 and is led by a board of directors made up of working farmers. Rural Vermont is a not-for-profit membership organization that works through public education, grassroots organizing, as well as state and national advocacy to ensure that Vermont-scale farms are economically viable and environmentally sustainable. We are committed to making it possible for Vermonters to feed themselves and their neighbors providing Vermont with a community-based alternative to the industrial food system.
Shelby Girard
(802) 223-7222
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Shelby has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts. She assisted with the start-up of Salvation Farms, a statewide gleaning network, before being hired by Rural Vermont in 2006. She is passionate about building healthy communities, and supporting the farmers who serve as the backbone of these communities. She finds working with a dedicated and diverse network of farmers, and all of their customers, to be endlessly rewarding. Shelby lives in Brookfield with her family, and when she’s not working, she can be found playing with her kiddos, enjoying the sun and snow, or volunteering for a local committee planning events for her community.
Andrew Bahrenburg
Organizer & Advocate
Graham Unangst-Rufenacht

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