Who We Are

Founded in 2004 (originally called The Center for a Biobased Economy) by Andrew Meyer, the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) has adopted a unique, entrepreneurial and community driven-approach to supporting sustainable agriculture.

Our Staff:

Monty Fischer, Executive Director
Elena Gustavson, Program Director
Heidi Krantz, Small Agriculture Business Advisor
Erica Campbell, Regional Food Systems Project Manager
Louise Calderwood, Interim Project Manager for the Vermont Food Venture Center (VFVC)
Heather Davis, Graduate Research Fellow for Regional System Indicators

Our Board:

Tom Stearns, President (Wolcott)
Andy Kehler, Vice-President (Greensboro)
Andrew Meyer, Secretary (Hardwick)
Pete Johnson, Treasurer (Craftsbury)
Neil Urie, Director (Craftsbury Common)
Annie Gaillard, Director (Hardwick)
Tom Gilbert, Director (Hardwick)
Linda Ramsdell, Director (Craftsbury)
Johanna Laggis, Director (E. Hardwick)