MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s three farmer watershed groups are inviting the public, legislators and their members to attend their annual meeting next week that’s being held virtually.
The meeting of the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition, the Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance and the Franklin and Grand Isle Farmer’s Watershed Alliance takes place Thursday, March 3rd at 6 p.m. on Zoom.
The board chairs of the organizations will discuss the work that has been done in the last year implementing agricultural practices that protect and improve water quality and soil health, organizers said.
Anson Tebbetts, Vermont’s secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets, will discuss the agency’s priorities this year, funding opportunities, payment for ecosystem services and for phosphorous reduction, and the recent Future of Vermont Agriculture Commission report, organizers said.
The keynote speaker is Lauren Brey, a farmer and director of strategic partnerships & sustainability for the Dairy Business Association in Wisconsin.
The agenda for the meeting and registration is available online.