Soybean Evaluations in Vermont

Soybean Evaluations in Vermont In the face of low milk prices, it is more important than ever for Vermont farmers to take stock of their operations to see where costs can be cut and efficiency increased. One aspect that cannot be overlooked is feed costs. The first step in reducing feed costs is making sure […]

Grass-fed dairy production webinars in December

There are 2 upcoming (free) webinars on grass-fed dairy production on December 11 and 12th hosted by eOrganic. Click on the links below to register to attend.   On the 11th, Kathy Sodor will speak on the use of molasses as an energy source https://articles.extension.org/pages/74734/molasses-as-the-primary-energy-source-for-grazing-dairy-cows   On the 12th, Heather Darby and Sarah Flack will […]

2018 Field Season Research Reports

We are working on our 2018 Research Reports and will post them as they are completed. View our website at http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/research to see new reports. We have currently posted our Long and Short Season Corn Silage Performance Trial summaries as well as the New York and Vermont Corn Silage Hybrid Trials.

Expanded grass-fed dairy production research project

Expanded grass-fed dairy production research project to start this fall thanks to funding from USDA Thanks to new grant funding, current research on grass fed dairy production will be expanded to a larger geographic region and scope, addressing more of the key issues in grass-fed dairy production. This new multi-year research project, funded by USDA’s […]

Drainage and Doughnuts – Tile Drainage Webinar Series

Through conversations, workshops, and a recent survey, we know that farmers are highly motivated to understand and implement best management practices on fields with subsurface drainage tiles so that both environmental and production risks can be minimized.  The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program is offering a tile drainage webinar series to […]

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Webinar on pasture and forage crop insurance program

Webinar on pasture and forage crop insurance program Wednesday, September 26, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Link to register: https://maine.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FU72mZlDR_GGeIwiaJr2iA   Many farmers have experienced reduced hay yields and diminished pasture regrowth due to drier-than-normal weather conditions. The Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Rainfall Index crop insurance program is an option that may help offset the […]

Grass Fed Dairy Production on-farm field day

Join us at The Larson Farm to hear about Rich and Cynthia Larsons’ experiences with all grass fed dairy production. Established in 1977, The Larson Farm dairy herd is 100% grass fed, all A2A2 genetics, and is certified organic and also certified 100% grass fed by PCO.  They sell grass fed beef, raw milk and […]

No-Till Intensive Trainings for Agricultural Service Providers (ASPs)

The University of Vermont Extension, in conjunction with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and The University of Maine Cooperative Extension, is offering a free No-Till Intensive Training for Agricultural Service Providers (ASPs)! Deadline to sign up is October 15, 2018. The No-Till Intensive Training will include three parts: 1. Online Trainings – 8 CCA credits, […]

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USDA’s Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) program was designed to help protect a producer’s operation from forage losses due to lack of precipitation. The enrollment deadline for PRF coverage is November 15.

Media Release Sept. 4, 2018 Contact: Erin Roche, 207.949.2940, erin.roche@maine.edu  Webinar offered on pasture and forage crop insurance program  Orono, Maine—Some farmers have experienced reduced hay yields or pasture regrowth due to drier-than-normal weather. The Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Rainfall Index crop insurance program is an option that may help offset the costs associated […]

2018 Summer Farm Event

Join UVM Extension NWCS, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, Farmer’s Watershed Alliance, and Agrilab Technologies for the 2018 Summer Farm Meeting at Bridgeman View Farm, 4826 Hanna Road, Franklin, VT on Thursday, August 9th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is a free event with lunch sponsored by Champlain Valley Equipment. There will be viewing […]