Category Archives: Land Access

Growing a Business while Growing Up

Originally published in UVM New Farmer Blog With her prize-winning registered Border Leicester sheep flock, Lydia Smith is a beginning farmer to watch. Lydia’s business, Echo Ridge Flock, sells breeding stock, feeder lambs, raw fleeces, wool blankets, pelts and meat, and … Continue reading

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Changes to Vermont’s Current Use Program

During the 2015 legislative session, the Vermont legislature made a number of changes to the law affecting the Current Use (Use Value Appraisal) Program. They include provisions for the following: A new calculation for the Land Use Change Tax (LUCT) … Continue reading

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Transferring the Farm Business to Family

Passing on the farm business should be on every farmer’s planning horizon.  While letting go of the farm you put your blood, sweat and tears into might be hard to imagine, thinking about this eventuality now can only benefit you … Continue reading

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