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A collection of resources aimed at providing support for farmers, businesses and organizations in the food system during COVID-19.
If your business is looking for technical assistance, the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is providing various resources to help support small business during the COVID-19 outbreak. VtSBDC's team of advisors is actively working remotely to help you navigate this crisis.
The Department of Financial Regulation has posted new Business Income Insurance Guidance. Details will vary from policy to policy, so if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, please contact your insurance agent or broker.
The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) continues to assess and respond to the community impacts of COVID-19 on Vermont businesses. To stay informed whenever new information becomes available, sign-up for the COVID-19 Economic and Community Response Newsletter.
In 2020, Farm to Plate will undertake a stakeholder engagement process to further refine and prioritize strategies and recommendations to develop a shared vision for the Farm to Plate 2.0 Strategic Plan. A list of high priority recommendations identified through the stakeholder process will be completed by September 2020, with results shared at the 2020 Farm to Plate Network Annual Gathering. The final synthesized report, with high priority strategies, recommendations, and vision statement, will be delivered to the Legislature January 2021 to officially commence Farm to Plate’s next 10-year cycle.
In response to the ongoing dairy crisis and other significant changes happening within Vermont’s agricultural and food sector, and a desire to stimulate more rural economic development as well as regional market access for Vermont products, the Legislature passed and Governor Scott signed Act 83 (S.160), an act relating to agricultural development, in May 2019. Section 1 of this Act calls for the development of a report with recommendations to stabilize and revitalize Vermont’s agricultural industry.
A listing of capital providers who help to finance farm and food businesses, including debt, equity, and royalty financing, as well as various grant programs. The inventory is a supplemental document to the Vermont Agriculture & Food System Plan 2020 (part 1) as requested by the Vermont Legislature as part of Act 83/S.160 (2019). The full Plan can be found here: https://agriculture.vermont.gov/document/vermont-agriculture-and-food-system-plan-2020 If any of the information contained in this directory needs to be updated or is missing, please email relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make corrections. Version 2020.1