Mary Peabody is a the director of the grant project and leads the project’s Scale and Profitability team. She is a Community & Economic Development Specialist with UVM Extension as well as the founding Director of the Women’s Agricultural Network which was started within UVM Extension in 1994. Since 1988 she has worked in the areas of rural economic development and local leadership. Her research interests include the sustainability of rural communities, women’s entrepreneurship, and the application of information technology to community and economic development.
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