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July 21, 2017

2017 Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Committee for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the inductees for 2017. Recipients are chosen based on their accomplishments and significant contributions to Vermont agriculture.

They are:

* Rupert and Muriel Chamberlin, former dairy farmers and well-known Jersey breeders

* Ray and Pam Allen, applegrowers and agritourism leaders

* Claude Bourbeau, former dairy farmer and leader in dairy issues

These nominees will be honored on Wednesday, August, 30, 2017, during the invitation only luncheon at the Champlain Valley Exposition.

Also during that time, the black and white photographs of the 2016 inductees will be unveiled. These photos will feature Gordon Booth, Anne C. Brown, Walter and Sally Goodrich and Ralph McNall.

Family members and representatives from many agricultural organizations in Vermont will be in attendance as we showcase these deserving individuals.

The Hall of Fame began in 2003 and has honored over seventy Vermonters since then. In 2017, we are celebrating our fifteenth year. There are over seventy nominees represented by their black and white photographs hanging in the entryway of the Robert E. Miller Building. These can be viewed during the Fair as well as throughout the year. We encourage Vermonters and other guests to visit the exhibition and remember the many contributions these folks have made to our industry.

Nomination forms are available on the Exposition website ( and the deadline for submissions is May 31 every year.

For more information about the event, please contact Jackie Folsom, Committee Chair, at or 802-426-3579.

Media Contact: Jackie Folsom, Committee for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame, 802-426-3579,

Source: Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Last Updated at: July 21, 2017 13:05:01