In a little over a year, some Vermont Technical College agriculture students will begin living and working on a beautiful dairy farm in Norwich. The million dollar property, called Norwich Farms, was donated to the school to help expand its curriculum into real-world farming.
The historic complex is a cluster of classic red barns and a house on almost 350 acres of prime, rolling farmland only about two miles from town. It was donated by Andy Sigler, a longtime friend of Vermont Tech. The college is partnering with the Upper Valley Land Trust to fund a hands-on, 24-7 curriculum for about 12 students who will live and work on the dairy farm each term.