• CAE Announces COVID-19 Response Micro-Grants for Farmers: Market Development & Sales Innovation

    July 31, 2020

    Center for an Agricultural Economy(CAE) announces COVID-19 Response Micro-Grants for Farmers. Grants of $500 maximum per farm business are available for projects that demonstrate sales and marketing innovation in response to challenges presented by COVID-19 disruptions.

  • CAE's Response to the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

    March 16, 2020

    We wanted to reach out and let you know that the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is taking steps to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and how we intend to respond to this ongoing health crisis. Please read the full letter below.

  • Webinar Opportunity: The "3 E's" of Education for Sustainability as a Design and Decision Making Tool

    January 8, 2020

    The Antioch Center for School Renewal is hosting a two-part webinar on using the three Es as a design and decision-making tool in personal, professional, and cultural settings. CAE is thrilled to co-sponsor this event as part of the ongoing work we do to champion and support place-based education in Vermont.

  • 11 Years of Pies for People!

    November 27, 2019

    Pies for People is the event each year that truly gets to the heart of the community. It's that simple act of coming together to ensure that everyone in our community has access to local, homemade food.

  • Announcing a New Production Manager for the JustCut Farm to Institution Program

    November 20, 2019

    We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new JustCut Production Manager, Thomas Neel! Thomas has years of experience in local food system work, most recently spending the past decade as a brewer in craft breweries. We sat down with Thomas to learn more about his background, his favorite foods to cook and what excites him about his work with CAE.

  • NEK Entrepreneurship Week | CAE Financing Panel & Resource Fair

    October 31, 2019

    * This event is STILL ON! Please drive carefully! *
    How do I find capital? What is the role of a lender, are they all the same? What is the Center for an Agricultural Economy? If you have a small business and ask yourself these questions, come learn more at our CAE open house and financing panel during NEK Entrepreneurship Week. Join us on Tuesday, November 19th from 5:00-7:00PM.

  • Center for an Agricultural Economy Announces New Executive Director!

    May 14, 2019

    We are excited to share the news that the CAE has hired Jon Ramsay as the new executive director.

  • Atkins Pavilion Moving Forward: Demolition Will Start in the First Week of May

    April 16, 2019

    The Center for an Agricultural Economy’s (CAE) Atkins Field pavilion project is fully funded. A contract was signed this week with Makaio Maher of Green Timber Works, a construction company based in Glover. Demolition will start in the first week of May, with construction to follow.

  • Changes at the CAE!

    December 3, 2018

    In 2019, our beloved Executive Director will step down to pursue state-wide work. We will miss her!

  • VFVC Celebrates 7 Years and 300 Recipes

    June 6, 2018

    After 7 years of providing business incubation services in Hardwick, the Vt Food Venture Center celebrates with partners and neighbors!

  • Scavenger Hunt and Atkins Field Update

    September 18, 2017

    What is your favorite thing about Atkins Field? The granite, the garden, the horse, dog biscuits, sunflowers, the pump track, the farmers market, Ramsey burgers, sense of community: these are some of the actual answers penned as part of a scavenger hunt during Kingdom Farm and Food Days August 18.

  • Next Phase for Hardwick's Business Development

    August 31, 2017

    Seven Days author and contributor Sally Pollack wrote up a brief overview of the new project in Hardwick where the Town of Hardwick and CAE will be partners.

  • Town of Hardwick Receives Northern Border Grant for Biz Developement

    August 24, 2017

    On August 10th, Governor Phil Scott and Senator Patrick Leahy visited Hardwick to announce the award winning grantees for the Northern Borders Regional Commission. These included a signature project that the Town of Hardwick and the CAE will be partners on.