I'm so excited. After months of periodically calling the Vermont Dept. of Agriculture and leaving a message with my contact number...drum roll please...I finally had a secretary pick up the phone! This to some may not be much of a mile stone but if you've left your number multiple times on an answering machine for a state agency that never returns calls I'm almost giddy with this level of government service. The ability to answer a phone during office hours is marked improvement. I was actually transferred to another line, after random beeps of miss typed numbers on phone, and in passing the persons name was stated whom's answering machine I was about to leave my brief description and contact number. I now have a name and direct line to this regions administrator. There is a slow rising belief that the flock will indeed be certified by summer. Let's not be overzealous as it's not even Thanksgiving yet but with a contact name and persistence I've no doubt of a person to person conversation with the correct individual by New Years. After four months the cog is now in motion.