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Davis Farm

Tammy and Gary Davis have made the heroic effort to conserve the bulk of their farm property. This work began a few years ago and their perseverance ensures that 180 scenic acres will remain in agriculture, in perpetuity. The conservation of this land enhances their organic dairy business and promises a farming future. Jericho has lost most of its agricultural heritage and it is a true cause for celebration to count the Davis Farm as remaining and contributing to our rural enterprise.

Besides the commitment of Gary and Tammy, JULT wants to thank the many donors who contributed to this conservation work. With your support, we raised $55,000 and aided in the cost of two appraisals. The Vermont Land Trust helped to guide this lengthy process and secure additional funding from The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, and federal funding through the USDA. The Town of Jericho contributed $35,000 from its Conservation Reserve Fund. The Davis family also assisted by receiving 10 percent less in value for their conservation easement as a bargain sale.

Land conservation is often a community project and protecting the Davis Farm demonstrates this. Nevertheless, without Tammy and Gary’s desire to see their land remain intact and productive, this would not have happened.