COVER CROP FIELD DAYS…Don’t Miss This!

Join the UVM Extension’s Champlain Valley Crop Soil & Pasture Team and Northwest Crops & Soils Program, the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition and local farms to check out what farmers around the Champlain Valley are doing on their farms to fit cover crops into their cropping systems. CLICK HERE FOR THE FIELD DAY FLYER RSVP […]

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CVFC Hosts Annual Meeting

Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition invites you to listen, learn, & add your voice All farms in Vermont will be impacted by environmental regulations around water quality.  Join the discussion to find out how to work together as farmers and take the initiative to be proactive and be part of the solution. Join us on January 8th […]

Two Great Upcoming Events…Pastures & Cover Crops

The Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team is pleased to announce two fantastic events in November: November 8th * 10:00 am to 11:30 pm  *  Ferrisburgh, VT No-Till Cover Crop FIELD DAY Can no-till, cover crop mixes and manure work in corn silage on the clay soils of the Champlain Valley??  We’re trying to […]

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In the News…wet weather’s impact on crops and livestock (WCAX)

Watch Jeff Carter, UVM Extension Agronomist, and Leanna Compagna from Scholten Family Farms in Weybridge talk about how this prolonged wet weather is impacting farms across Vermont. WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

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Crop Team Annual Reports – 2012

Annual reports for the CV Crops Team, No-Till Grain Drills and Livestock Exclusion. Here are some success stories: CV_Crop_Team_Impact_Report_2012 CV_Crop_Team_No-Till_report_2012 CV_Crop_Team_LE_report_2012  

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2013 Vermont Farm Show Winners

2013 Vermont Farm Show Field & Forage Crop Product Contest Class Winners Hay – Grass Lucas Vaughan (South Ryegate) Best of Show – Hay Hay – Legume James Maillee (Shelburne) Hay – Mixed Shawnha VanderWey (Ferrisburgh) *     *     *     *     *     *     * Silage & Grains – Grass Haylage Henry Brothers- Wolfridge Dairy ( Alburg) […]

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Frost Seeding: Simple, But Not Foolproof

by Rico Balzano, UVM Extension Agronomy Outreach Professional Frost seeding can be an efficient and cost effective way to reseed or introduce new forage species to pastures and hay meadows. Successful frost seeding can improve forage quality, and research in Michigan has shown yield increases by 1.5-2.0 tons of dry matter per acre. That is […]

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Grazing Road Trip

  UVM Extension Grazing Specialists Kim Hagen and Cheryl Cesario (taking the picture) spent the day last week with Willie Gibson of NOFA-VT and grazing expert Darrell Emmick from NY state. The group visited an organic dairy farm in East Montpelier and a grass-fed beef operation in Waitsfield. They spent a whirlwind day discussing topics […]

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In the Press: UVM tests aerial planting of cover crops

Read this article in VT Digger about our Aerial Cover Crop project. UVM tests aerial planting of cover crops.

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New Grazing Guide From UVM Extension

Managing Pasture as a Crop – A Guide to Good Grazing, written by Darrell Emmick while on staff at UVM Extension in Middlebury is now available. The 80 page book is a great read for livestock farmers who want to learn more about getting the best from their land. Check it out HERE Managing Pasture as […]