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Center for an Agricultural Economy
(802) 472-5362
140 Junction Road (PO Box 422)
Hardwick, VT 05843

Supporting the food system through farm business advising, specialty food business incubation, farm produce aggregation and processing, and community-focused agricultural innovation.


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Bethany Dunbar
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Bethany M. Dunbar is the Community Projects Coordinator for the Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick, Vt. Her background is in journalism and dairy farming, and she has written a book called Kingdom's Bounty about farmers and food in the Northeast Kingdom. it is a collection of her photos and essays and short listings that works as a guidebook to the Kingdom. She lives in West Glover.
Daniel Keeney
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M.S. and Graduate of UVM's Department of Community Development & Applied Economics Proud Farm Worker 2003, 2009, 2010 Production Assistant & Junior Partner, Dunc's Mill Artisanal Rums 2010-2017 Farm & Food Business Specialist, Center for an Agricultural Economy, 2014-Present
Lylee Rauch-Kacenski
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Lylee is a member of the Center for an Agricultural Economy's Business Services team. She works with local farmers and food producers to provide resources around marketing, distribution, and branding & design. While she prides herself on being a generalist of many subjects, Lylee has focused the past decade on community and local food systems. Her background includes degrees in Visual Arts and Urban Planning; and work as varied as graphic designer, small business owner, art educator, researcher, retreat center chef, gardener, and baker.
Kristin Blodgett
Network Groups: Food Access, Financing, Food Justice
Lotty Roozekrans
(802) 472-5362
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Farm to Institution Program Manager
Becca Jordan
(802) 522-3989
Corey Hennessey
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General Manager for CAE Farm Connex, small farm and small business management enthusiast, plant nerd, and reluctant anthropologist.


  • Food Processing or Manufacturing
    • Shared-use commercial kitchen
    • Support organization: Food Processing or Manufacturing
  • Food Distribution or Storage
    • Aggregation facility / food hub
  • Food Access and Nutrition
    • Support organization: Food Access and Nutrition
  • Education
    • General food system education
  • Business Planning and Technical Assistance
    • Packaging and safety
    • Production / Processing technical assistance
    • Other: Business Planning and Technical Assistance
  • Financing Organizations
    • Loans / debt
    • Other: Financing Organizations


Farm Advising, Supply Chain Support, Small Business Planning, JustCut Vegetables, Specialty Food production


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