VACC, a program of VEDA, is a nonprofit corporation which provides credit to Vermont farmers, agricultural facilities, forestry and forest product-based businesses. VACC and VEDA work with these businesses on everything from start-up to expansion to making energy efficiency improvements. We help these businesses secure the financing needed to start a business, strengthen existing operations, encourage diversification, and to encourage marketing and processing of Vermont agricultural and forestry products.
|Program Title||Program Details|
|Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation||Loans are available to Vermont farmers, agricultural facilities, forestry and forest product-based businesses to help start a business, strengthen existing farm operations, encourage diversification, and encourage marketing and processing of Vermont agricultural and forestry products. Through VACC, “Farm Operations” means the cultivation of land or other uses of land for the production of (among other things) food, orchard products, maple syrup or forest crops. Also included is the raising, boarding and training of equines and the raising of livestock.|
|Agricultural Energy Loan Program||This program helps Vermont agricultural and forest product-based businesses to finance qualifying renewable energy generation and energy efficiency improvement projects, and to adopt technologies that enhance or support the development and implementation of renewable energy or energy efficiency, or both.|
|Organic Transition Loan Program||This program assists conventional dairy farms in transitioning to organic milk production.|