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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

Land Access Agenda White River Junction

Farmland Access Workshop
Monday, APRIL 25
1:00 to 6:00 pm


Meet at Windsor County Farm Service Agency (28 Farmvu Dr, White River Junction)

1:00 - 1:15       Introductions & Overview

1:15 – 3:00      Panel Discussion on Purchasing or Leasing the Farm

Danielle Allen, Root 5 Farm
Norah Lake, Sweetland Farm
Mike Ghia, Land for Good
George Button, Farm Loan Manager, USDA Farm Service Agency
Morgan Rilling, Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager, Yankee Farm Credit
Andy Wood, Agricultural Loan Officer, Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation

3:00 – 3:30      ANR Atlas Tutorial -  Mike Ghia will give an overview of the VT Agency of Natural Resources Atlas navigation tools     

3:30 – 4:00      Transition to Sunrise Farm (270 Orizzonto Rd, White River Junction)

4:00 – 6:00      Field & Infrastructure Assessment

Mike Ghia will lead an assessment of the soils, water systems and infrastructure on the property to give participants tools to use when evaluating potential farms.


Please RSVP to Jen Miller -, 802-417-7096