Governor Shumlin has tapped Chuck Ross as Secretary of Agriculture, citing his experience as a farmer, legislator and aide to Senator Patrick Leahy. Shumlin says he wants to invest in infrastructure and aggressively market Vermont food products.
The Farm To Plate Strategic Plan was released this week, and sets
concrete goals for the future of the state’s agricultural industry. Chief among them: doubling the
amount of local food purchased in Vermont and adding 1,500 jobs in the food sector by 2020.