Thursday, January 24, 2013

CAE Welcomes New Executive Director

The Center for an Agricultural Economy Announces Sarah Waring as New Executive Director

Program Director for the Farm & Wilderness Foundation joins progressive food center in Hardwick

Hardwick, Vermont – January 24, 2013 – The Center for an Agricultural Economy’s Board has announced Sarah Waring of Montpelier, as the incoming Executive Director for the CAE.

Ms. Waring leaves her position as Program Director for the Farm & Wilderness Foundation, a 73 year old non-profit outdoor education organization, to join CAE as the new Executive Director, overseeing a dynamic organization that operates the Vermont Food Venture Center, a multi-purpose processing facility and incubation kitchen.

 “Sarah brings a wealth of strategic experience”, says Andy Kehler, Vice President of the CAE Board and co-owner of Cellars of Jasper Hill, “Our organization will reach new heights under her guidance and leadership”.  Over the last eight years, the Center for an Agricultural Economy has evolved from a young, start-up to an expanding and maturing organization with two major properties and growth in several program areas. 

 “I am thrilled to join this team, and do my part to help strengthen local resilience and opportunity through our local food system”, says Ms Waring, “There is an impressive breadth of knowledge and experience embedded here, all pulling towards a common goal.” The CAE will continue to innovate, lead and deepen its commitment to fulfilling its mission of a healthy and local food system.

Since 2004, the CAE has encouraged the development of a local system that meets the needs and aspirations of the community and ensures economic and ecological stability and abundance. Through community involvement, integrated and responsible agri-business, and a commitment to economic, ecologic and nutritional health, the Center for an Agricultural Economy supports a vibrant regional food system.


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