Vermont’s production portfolio is more diverse and farm and food businesses have equitable access to capital and infrastructure.

Goal Description

Goal 3 speaks to the need to create greater economic viability and resilience within the food system by diversifying Vermont's food production, by adding business and technical assistance provider capacity to support farm and food businesses and industry development, and ensuring farm and food businesses of all types have equitable access to financing and infrastructure appropriate to their needs.

Goal Indicators

Objective 1: Aggregate sales of all Vermont agricultural products will increase by $100 million
Objective 2: Sales of certified organic Vermont farm products will increase by 20%
Objective 3: The market value of cow dairy farms reporting sales between $100,000–$999,999 will increase
Objective 4: At least 51% of all Vermont farms will report positive net farm income