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2017 Vermont Financing Working Landscapes Conference

All-day conference will provide information on resources for farm, food, and forest industry 

Friday, October 20th 9am-4pm

Where: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston, VT
Registration: Visit  for link to registration. Event is FREE, but you must be registered to attend.

Contact: Sarah Lang, SVEP Manager, | (802) 257-7731 x222

This all-day conference will include a panel discussion with financial lenders as well as focusing on the question, “What does your business want to be when it grows up?” Afternoon breakout sessions will follow the structure of the business lifecycle (development, startup, growth, expansion, succession), providing attendees resources and programs at each level of the cycle. Current conference sponsors include USDA Rural Development, Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, Vermont Agriculture Credit Corporation, Yankee Farm Credit, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Community Capital of Vermont and the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Secretary Anson Tebbetts of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture has been invited to open the conference.   Attendees will have access to a wide range of capital partners and service providers: Vermont Agriculture Credit Corp, Vermont Farm Fund, Yankee Farm Credit, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Community Capital of Vermont, Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, Farm and Forest Viability Program of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Vermont Small Business Development Center, Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, VSJF’s Vermont Agriculture and Forest Products Development Program, INSTIG8, Land for Good, Vermont Employee Ownership Center and much more. View agenda on webpage for a full list (   


For more information, contact Sarah Lang at the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. Visit our website at

Conference Partners: Windham Regional Commission, FoodConnects, Strolling of the Heifers, Bennington County Regional Commission, Bennington County Industrial Corporation

Date: October 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston, VT
Contact: Sarah Lang, SVEP Manager


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