Farm family - man, woman, and little girl, smiling at camera in sunny pasture - Vermont

The Power of Dirt

Good dirt can mean productive farms and a healthier environment. Farmers understand the benefits of improving their soil, but it often needs a long-term financial investment.

close up of buck (fallow deer)

Largest Deer Farm in State Conserved

Hank Dimuzio didn’t follow a typical path to become a farmer. For over 20 years he built up what is now the largest deer farm in the state while working as an emergency room physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center. In 2016, he retired from the hospital to pursue farming full time.

Farm couple walking in the pasture with cattle -- Vermont Land Trust completed 100 Farmland Access projects in 2019

New Farms Take Root in Vermont

Celebrating 100 Farmland Access Projects Jon Wagner and Karin Bellemare were operating a CSA on rented land on Long Island and feeling a little boxed in. There were the challenges […]