Vermont

Environmental Mediation Center

The Environmental Mediation Center (EMC) is a non-profit organization that designs and administers environmental and agricultural dispute resolution programs. The EMC administers the United States Department of Agriculture’s certified mediation programs for California, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Hawaii.

The EMC provides free mediation services to farmers on farm loans, credit issues, USDA conservation programs, lease issues, farmer/neighbor conflicts, family farm transitions, organic certification, pesticide issues, easement issues, environmental compliance, and other issues.

We specialize in:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont

Holistic Management International (HMI)

Holistic Management International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate people to manage land for a sustainable future. Our programs serve to improve the land, preserve water resources, train agricultural producers, and enhance and sustain lives in ways that are meaningful, productive, and profitable. Major programs include: Kids on the Land, Gen Next, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers, Future Farms and Ranches, Ag Town Turnaround, and Professional Development (for land resource management).

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • National
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

Vermont Law School Center for Food and Agriculture Systems

“CAFS is also a center for research and advocacy. As a clinician in the Food and Agriculture Clinic or through our Research Assistant and Summer Honors Internship programs, students work with local, regional, national, and international partners, engaging in law and policy work that addresses food systems challenges related to the environment, public health, the economy, food security, and animal welfare. The legal tools and policy recommendations they develop have real-world implications for stakeholders across the food system, including farmers, food producers, entrepreneurs, distributors, consumers, legislators, and administrators. “

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Conservation Programs
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • National
  • Vermont