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 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: 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 www.brattleborodevelopment.com/2017fwl/
BDCC’s Southern Vermont Economy Project will host the 2017 event with our Conference Partners: Windham Regional Commission, FoodConnects, Strolling of the Heifers, Bennington County Regional Commission, Bennington County Industrial Corporation
Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Visit www.brattleborodevelopment.com/2017fwl/ for information on both sponsorships and registration.
ABOUT: SOUTHERN VERMONT ECONOMY PROJECT
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 Project, Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce, Windham Regional Commission, Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategy, Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Strolling of the Heifers, Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment Inc., Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, Bennington County Regional Commission, Bennington County Industrial Corporation, Town of Bennington, and the Bennington Downtown Alliance.