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Agricola Barn in Panton receives historic grant

PANTON — Agricola Farm in Panton was among 20 farms to receive a Barn Preservation Grant recently from The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. This year, the program will award $350,235 to fund 20 preservation projects in eleven Vermont counties. These grants will leverage $1 million in restoration and rehabilitation efforts. The program received 28 applications this year requesting a total of $483,424 in grant funding.

Agricola Farm dates to 1840 and includes a dairy barn, a horse barn, three silos, and a farm shop. The property was recently converted by the current owners into a hog and sheep farm. The  $20,000 will support repairs on the main barn’s slate roof. The building currently houses almost 200 pigs and over 100 sheep.

 

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