2516 Lime Kiln Rd
New Haven, Vermont 05472
Harvey Smith grew up on a dairy farm, and since 1972 has owned and operated Smith Family Farm in New Haven, Vermont, with his wife, Donna. After selling his dairy herd in 2005, Harvey has been raising beef cattle, pigs, meat birds, and laying hens, as well as growing soybean and forage crops for sale. A UNH graduate with a degree in Animal Science, Harvey received Farmer of the year in 1992. He started serving in the VT House of Representatives for Addison County District 5 since 1998 taking time out from 2007- 2010 to serve as Farm Service Agency State Executive Director for Vermont for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Returning to the VT Legislature in 2011, he is proud to have introduced bills for the Farm Viability Enhancement Program, Agriculture Economic Development, Vermont Department of Agriculture to Agency Cabinet Level, and Upgrades to the Agriculture Transportation Statues. He has also been active in a wide range of agricultural organizations on the local, state, regional, and national level since the mid-1970s.