Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Announces over $1 million in grants to Vermont Businesses and Technical Assistance Providers

Agency of Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross, Agency of Commerce and Community Development Deputy Secretary Lucy Leriche, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder, and the Working Lands Enterprise Board will announce the 2nd round of Working Lands grant recipients.

When: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Arrival - 10am

Press Event - 10:30am – 11:45am

Optional Tour - 11:45am – 12:30pm

Where: Grow Compost, Route 2, Moretown *Directions Below

RSVP: Noelle Sevoian at

In 2014, the Working Lands Enterprise Board received a total of 129 letters of intent and applications for a total request of $5,109,890 in funds. The Board approved funding for 37 projects for over $1 million in grants reaching every county in Vermont (8 forestry projects, 28 agriculture projects, 1 ag and forestry project) and leveraging $1.8 million in matching funds.

The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, Act 142, is administered by the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and is in partnership with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, as well as the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. The Working Lands Enterprise Board, comprised of public and private sector members involved in agriculture, forestry, and/or forest products is concluding its second year of funding.

More information on the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative and funded projects can be found at


Directions to Grow Compost, Route 2, Moretown, VT, (802) 882-8154

From Burlington:

Link to Google Maps

Starting from Main St


Head east on Main St toward S Winooski Ave


Merge onto I-89 S via the ramp to Montpelier


Take exit 10 to merge onto VT-100 S toward US-2/Waterbury


Turn left onto US-2 E/N Main St Continue to follow US-2 E

Arriving at US-2 E

Total: 29.6 mi - about 34 mins


From Montpelier:

Link to Google Maps

Starting from Main St


Head southwest on Main St toward Pitkin Ct


Take the 1st right onto Memorial Dr


Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-89 N/Burlington and merge onto I-89 N


Take exit 9 toward US-2/Middlesex/Moretown/VT-100


Turn left onto Center Rd


Turn right onto US-2 W

Arriving at US-2 W

Total: 9.3 mi - about 12 mins




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