Mending Pastures After Excessive Rains

 Cows grazing in wet, saturated pasture. This summer’s rainy, severe weather has had quite a negative effect on pasture quality. Visiting several grazing farms over the last month, we have seen that many dairy herds have been periodically housed and fed in the barn or barnyard in order to help preserve pasture stands, soil quality […]

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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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Cover Crops as Forage Crops…A Look at Winter Rye and Triticale

by Kirsten Workman, Agronomy Outreach Professional ‘Double Cropping’ or the practice of harvesting two crops from the same field in one year is not a new concept by any means.  However, as more and more farmers in the Champlain Valley are starting to look at cover crops as part of their crop rotation, it becomes […]

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Fact Sheets from the Grazing Symposium

Four separate fact sheets are now available from Sarah Flack’s presentation at our April 1st Grazing Symposium. Simply click on the links below to view them. Keys to Grazing Success Designing the Grazing System Calculating Paddock Sizes, Dry Matter Intake, and Acreage Needed Pasture Pitfalls  

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Champlain Valley Grazing Symposium – April 1st, 2013

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY GRAZING SYMPOSIUM Monday, April 1st   *   10:00 am – 2:30 pm American Legion, Vergennes, VT $20 registration includes a hot lunch and some great door prizes.  Join the discussion and step up your grazing skills this coming season!   Come hear grazing expert, Sarah Flack provide helpful tips to fine-tune your existing […]

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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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