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Rural Vermont names new executive director, staffers

Rural Vermont announced the hiring of Jared Carter as the organization's new executive director. Carter is an activist and will work with Vermont farmers to promote Rural Vermont's mission of a self-sufficient local food system that supports farmers, communities.

Carter said "it is time for Rural Vermont to once again take a stand on behalf of family farmers across the green mountain state" and "use every tool available to make sure that the legal and regulatory apparatus of the State supports family farmers rather than corporate control and special interests."

Carter is a 2003 graduate of Connecticut College and a 2009 graduate of Vermont Law School. He grew up in rural western Maine where he developed a strong connection and appreciation for family farming and rural life.

In 2003 and 2004, Carter directed a voter-registration campaign aimed at registering low-income voters in San Diego County.

On Nov. 6, Rural Vermont will open its doors and invite residents to come down to the Montpelier office to meet and greet the organization's newest staff members. The Rural Vermont Open House is scheduled from 1:30-4:30 pm at Rural Vermont, located at 15 Barre St., Suite 2 in Montpelier.

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