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Government Regulations and Policies in Agriculture - Farmer and Policymaker Perspectives

Silver Pavilion, UVM Alumni House, 61 Summit St.
Burlington, VT

How are regulations for farms changing in Vermont? How do farmers comply with regulations and what challenges or opportunities do they face?  Come learn about recent research exploring farmer perceptions of government regulations in agriculture, followed by a diverse panel discussion.  Research results will share farmer perspectives on state and federal regulations and potential ideas for future ideas and changes. 


Panel discussion will feature: 

Laura DiPietro, Director of Water Quality, VT Agency of Agriculture

Jackie Folsom, Legislative Director, VT Farm Bureau

Steve Palmer, Farmer and Owner, Shelburne Sugarworks

Representative Carolyn Partridge, Chairwoman VT House Agriculture Committee

Chuck Ross, Director of UVM Extension, Former VT Secretary of Agriculture

Loren Wood, Dairy Farmer and Owner, Woodnotch Farms


The panel will be followed by an audience Q&A and a reception.  All are welcome!

To be held at the UVM Alumni House Silver Pavillion, 3:30pm-5:00, followed by reception. Wednesday November 28th.

Contact Meredith Niles, for more information

Made possible with support from the James M. Jeffords Center for Policy Research and the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences