The Center for An Agricultural Economy
Location: Hardwick, VT
Grant Period: 2010 - 2014
Emerging Leaders: Annie Gaillard, Tom Gilbert, Pete Johnson, Andy Kehler, Johanna Laggis, Andrew Meyer, Linda Ramsdell, Tom Stearns, Neil Urie (Board of Directors); Sarah Waring (Executive Director).
Mission: The mission of the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is to engage agricultural leaders in the emerging 21st century food system to build capacity and inspire the public in supporting and implementing this system. That mission is based on the CAE vision to build upon local tradition and bring together the community resources and programs needed to develop a locally-based 21st century healthy food system. The CAE supports the desire of rural communities to rebuild their economic and ecological health through strong, secure, and revitalized agricultural systems. The CAE helps communities meet their own food needs locally while determining and building the best opportunities for value-added agricultural exports.