Maple Economics: Please go to our Maple Benchmark web-page for more information on our projects.
VT Vineyard Finance Research (with funding from the VT Working Lands Enterprise Board): The project worked with vineyard managers to develop a feasible grape vineyard financial model to map out the costs of installation and maintenance of the vineyard over several years. The final report is available here: FBRR014 2015 Vineyard Feasibility Study
VT Poultry Enterprise Research (with funding from the VT Working Lands Enterprise Board): The project studied different enterprise profiles for laying hen operations from 1,000 to 3,000 hens. The final report includes legal issues, marketing and best management practices. The final report is available here: FBRR013 2015 Scaling Up Egg Production
Future Services and Fee for Services Research: Our farm viability team is working with past program participants to understand what type of future or ongoing services these farms would find valuable. We are also investigating sustainable participant fees so that our program can still be available if grant funding is not available or participants are not eligible for various grant sources.