December 13, 2017

Trump appoints Rutland’s Wilton as Farm Agency chief

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Wendy WIlston is the new executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Vermont Farm Service Agency.

The administration of President Donald Trump has appointed Wendy Wilton of Rutland to serve as the new state executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Vermont Farm Service Agency.

Wilton is a former state legislator and treasurer for the City of Rutland. She serves on the Rutland Redevelopment Authority and the Rutland Mental Health Services Board. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Vermont.

The Farm Service Agency serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. The agency works to conserve natural resources and provide credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, with an emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers.

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