Growing the Working Landscape


A day of discovering food & farm business’ model of success!

The next regional Financing the Working Landscape Conference is scheduled for Thursday November 8, 2018 at the St. Albans City Hall. This all-day conference provides working lands folks the opportunity to network and connect to service providers. This conference will provide attendees with the tools to shape their business for profitability and quality of life. Learn how to scale your business and hear about the different funding models available. Learn about new markets and creative ways to utilize your existing production while adding profitable new products. Industry leaders will lead discussions on how to make the most of your markets and share their stories of success.

The full day agenda provides ample opportunities to learn, discover and network. Some highlights include:

  • Meat track: What mineral mix will give you better yields and Local Beef – Real Conversations About Today’s Market
  • Hemp: From seed to shelf, is this growing market right for you?
  • Farm Profitability: Farm financial management & enterprise analysis
  • Food & Farm Tourism: How to participate in this growing sector
  • Forest & Woodland Track: The Promise of Silvopasture as well as Maple Industry Trends, Market Developments, & New Products
  • Funders: What are funders & lenders really looking for and how to work with them

Dave Folino of Hillsboro Sugarworks, a member of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) will be a presenter on the Forest & Woodland Panel.

The conference concludes with a Service Provider Matchmaker opportunity. A local foods lunch will be provided. The cost is $25. Please register HERE.

Growing the Working Landscape Conference is co-hosted by Northwest Healthy Roots Collaborative, Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation, Northwest Regional Planning Commission, South Hero Land Trust, and the City of St. Albans