Registration for 2017 Vermont Financing Working Landscapes Conference is now open!

Sarah Lang, SVEP Manager, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, (802) 257-7731 x222 |


Registration for 2017 Vermont Financing Working Landscapes Conference is now open!

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


Registration for the 2017 Vermont Financing Working Landscapes conference is now open.  The event is on Friday, October 20th starting at 9 am at the brand-new Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm in Weston, Vermont. The conference will connect Vermont’s entrepreneurs and small businesses in the food, agriculture, and forestry sectors to financial and technical resources and assistance.  Current conference sponsors include USDA Rural DevelopmentVermont Farm & Forest Viability ProgramVermont Agriculture Credit Corporation, Yankee Farm CreditVermont Community Loan FundCommunity 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: Vermont Agriculture Credit Corp, Vermont Farm Fund, Yankee Farm Credit, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Community Capital of Vermont, Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, and Farm and Forest Viability Program of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.

This all-day conference will include a panel discussion and breakout sessions with financial lenders as well as focusing on the question, “What does your business want to be when it grows up?” Afternoon sessions will follow the structure of the business life cycle (development, startup, growth, expansion, succession), providing attendees resources and programs at each level of the cycle.


Registration for this event is now open! The conference is free but you must register to attend. You can register and view agenda (tentative) at


BDCC’s Southern Vermont Economy Project will host the 2017 event with our Conference Partners: Windham Regional CommissionFoodConnectsStrolling of the HeifersBennington County Regional CommissionBennington County Industrial Corporation

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Visit for information on both sponsorships and registration.



The Southern Vermont Economy Project (SVEP) will stabilize, improve and expand the rural economic and workforce development network in Southern Vermont. SVEP is funded by the USDA Rural Community Development Initiative. Our partners are Bellows Falls Area Development Corporation, Rockingham Arts and Museum ProjectGreat Falls Regional Chamber of CommerceWindham Regional CommissionSoutheastern Vermont Economic Development StrategyBrattleboro Area Chamber of CommerceStrolling of the HeifersReadsboro Hometown Redevelopment Inc., Bennington Area Chamber of CommerceBennington County Regional CommissionBennington County Industrial CorporationTown of Bennington, and the Bennington Downtown Alliance.