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Vermont Forest Products Value Chain Investment Program

Vermont Forest Products Value Chain Investment Program

The Vermont Forest Products Value Chain Investment Program has been designed to assist the forest products industry throughout Vermont to create and retain quality jobs by providing business technical assistance, market development expertise, and workforce development along strategic points in multiple value chains.

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Farm to Plate Initiative

Farm to Plate Initiative

The Farm to Plate Initiative is Vermont's comprehensive plan for strengthening its food system.

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Bioenergy Initiative Overview & History

Bioenergy Initiative Overview & History

The VSJF has applied its market development model to build a lasting and sustainable bioenergy sector in Vermont. The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative (VBI) is a strategic approach to value-added agriculture; supplying farm energy inputs from local resources, since 2003.

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Vermont Agriculture & Forest Products Development Program

Vermont Agriculture & Forest Products Development Program

The Vermont Agriculture & Forest Products Development Program supports the growth and long-term success of Vermont-based, value-added agricultural and forest related enterprises that are building markets and infrastructure for other Vermont agricultural, food, forest and forest products businesses.

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Oilseeds & Biodiesel

Oilseeds & Biodiesel

The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative is helping farms and communities transition away from fossil fuels, become more self sufficient, and save money by growing and processing their own oil-rich seeds and beans to be used for fuel, livestock feed, and specialty oils.

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Sustainable Wood Guide Specification

Sustainable Wood Guide Specification

Sustainable Wood Guide Specification documents, or “Green GuideSpecs”, were created to assist architects, designers, specifiers, facility managers, green builders, Vermont wood product manufacturers, fabricators, and communities interested in supporting third-party certified, Vermont forest products.

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Harvest for Use Initiative

Harvest for Use Initiative

The goals of the Harvest for Use pilot project are to shepherd Vermont-grown FSC logs through the supply chain all the way to finished product and to capture a 5 – 15% premium in the marketplace so that all parties–from the landowner to the logger to the mill to the manu­facturer–are able to capture a slightly higher value for their efforts.

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Grass & Biomass Energy

Grass & Biomass Energy

Grass energy research, technology, and innovation offers a local energy option that preserves Vermont's working landscape.

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VT Wood Products Resource Manual

VT Wood Products Resource Manual

The Vermont Wood Products Resource Manual provides individual and institutional consumers with the information they need to find and purchase wood products grown and manufactured in Vermont.

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Algae-to-Biofuels

Algae-to-Biofuels

With support from VSJF, several Vermont businesses and research teams are now developing equipment and processes that could contribute to algal biodiesel production in the Northeast and elsewhere.

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Education, Outreach & Network Development

Education, Outreach & Network Development

From on-farm field days where agronomists, innovators and farmers share their research results and experiences, to technology-specific conferences; these events provide educational and networking opportunities and are at the core of the VSJF market development model.

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Bioenergy Resources

Bioenergy Resources

VSJF has developed or commissioned various studies, reports, and tools to determine the economic and ecological impact of developing a market for sustainable biofuels in Vermont.

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