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VCRD Vermont Council On Rural Development

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) is a non-profit organization charged by the federal farm bill to act as a neutral convener at both the local and policy level supporting the progress of Vermont communities. VCRD has helped over 40 communities throughout Vermont expand public engagement, set priorities for the future, and implement community and economic development action plans. Past VCRD policy efforts have supported progress in issues ranging from wood products to downtown revitalization, rural energy development, the digital economy, and Vermont's working landscape.

VCRD Summit Part 1 Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change

The Vermont Council on Rural Development presents a summit – “Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change” Held at the Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
Part 1 includes opening remarks by Paul Costello, Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development. Dan Smith, President of Vermont Technical College, Greg Brown, Board Chair of VCRD and Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont.
Panel Discussion on “How Will Regional & Global Climate Change Affect Vermont’s Future?” moderated by Mark Johnson of WDEV Radio. Panelists: Jon Erikson of the Rubinstein School UVM, Alan Betts of Atmospheric Research and Gillian Galford, VT Climate Assessment UVM.

Vermont Council on Rural Development website vtrural.org

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