2015 Enterprise Investments

Enterprise Investments are one of three areas of the Working Lands Initiative, with grants ranging from $3,000 - $20,000 for small and emerging agriculture, forestry, and forest products enterprises. The Enterprise Investment area received 59 applications for a total request of $923,404 in funds, and invested $273,844 in 20 projects (6 forestry projects and 14 agriculture projects), which leveraged $250,000 in matching funds.

14 Agriculture Grant Recipients

Addison County

Caledonia County

Chittenden County

Essex County

Lamoille County

Orange County

  • Shire Beef, LLC, Vershire | $7,100 to purchase a compost tea brewing set and a skid-based pickup truck transportable sprayer to increase soil biological activity and retained carbon

Orleans County

Rutland County

Washington County

Windham County

Windsor County

6 Forestry Grant Recipients

Addison County

  • Vermont Tree Goods, Bristol | $20,000 for equipment in a new production facility that utilizes an innovative sawmill design to create product from salvage/cull grade logs

Caledonia County

Essex County

Lamoille County

Washington County