May 2, 2013 ~ Close to $220,000 was awarded to 20 grantees representing sectors across agriculture, forestry and forest products industry. Here are some of the speeches from the press conference announcing the awardees. Click here for a list of grant recipients.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
Chuck Ross, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture
Senator Dick Lawrence
Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith
Michael Snyder, Vermont Commissioner of Forests, Parks & Recreation
Senator David Zuckerman