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Orwell dairy farm gets new conservator

COWS AT LUCAS Dairy Farm in Orwell enjoy a meal outside the barn. The farm, formerly owned by Tom and Mike Audet, is now owned by first-time dairy farmer, thanks to help from the Vermont Land Trust. Photo courtesy of Vermont Land Trust

After six years of leasing land for his dairy business, first-generation dairy farmer Jon Lucas bought and conserved 390 acres of Orwell farmland, wetland, streams and woods, through the Vermont Land Trust.

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