Ownership & Management
The Town of Hardwick will purchase the Yellow Barn site in mid-October and will remain the permanent owner. They will partner with the Center for an Agricultural Economy to operate the site and manage leases. A project steering team consisting of representatives from the Town of Hardwick, the CAE, the Northeast Kingdom Development Corporation, Northeastern Vermont Development Association, the Northern Forest Center, the Agency of Commerce & Community Development, and the Vermont Economic Development Authority meets weekly.
The Hardwick Yellow Barn will be tax-exempt, but a PILOT program will compensate for the municipal tax, reaching full valuation at Year 7.