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February 25, 2013

Dates Announced for Listening Sessions with Chuck Ross, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture

Do you have an idea that could improve the bottom line of farms in Vermont? Is there something you think the state should or should not be doing to help farmers? Here is you opportunity to discuss your ideas and concerns with Chuck Ross, the Vermont Secretary of Agriculture. He will be holding a series of listening sessions throughout the state to hear and discuss what’s on the mind of farmers. Each session will include a brief presentation on the agricultural sectors recovery from Tropical Storm Irene and steps we can each take to be better prepared for the next event. After the presentation, the floor will be opened up for a question and answer session about how the state and specifically the Agency of Agriculture can address the issues facing farms today. The sessions will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon at the following locations:

Vergennes: Friday, February 22nd at the Vergennes Opera House

Poultney: Thursday, February 28th at Green Mountain College, Withy Hall

Morrisville: Friday, March 8th at the Morristown Town Offices

Randolph: Wednesday, March 20th at Vermont Technical College Red Schoolhouse

Springfield: Friday, March 22nd at the state office building conference room

If you would like more information or directions to a specific site please contact Ken Hafner, Agricultural Recovery Specialist, at 802 272 0822or via email at ken.hafner@state.vt.us .

Source: Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Last Updated at: February 25, 2013 08:55:30