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,  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 […]

Malt Barley and Hop Quality at the Annual Field Day

Malt Barley and Hop Quality is just one of the afternoon sessions you can choose to attend at the Annual Crops & Soils Field Day on July 26th at Borderview Farm in Alburgh, VT.  Andrew Peterson of Peterson Quality Malt will talk about malt barley quality and scouting for grain diseases. The NWCS team will […]

Sign Up Today for the Annual Crops & Soils Field Day!

It is almost time for our Annual Crops & Soils Field Day (click to view flyer)!! WHEN:  Thursday, July 26th TIME: 10am to 3:30pm; registration starts at 9:15am WHERE: Borderview Research Farm, 487 Line Road, Alburgh, VT 05440 SIGN UP TODAY: Cost is $10 per farmer and $25 all others. Lunch included.   In […]

Armyworm Alert!

Armyworms were spotted in St. Johnsbury and Pawlet this week. Please don’t panic but do scout your corn and grass fields for armyworm caterpillars. True Armyworm, Pseudaletia unipuncta, are typically spotted each year on some acreage in Vermont — crops most affected are grasses including field corn, grass hay and pasture crops. It is important […]

2nd Annual Northeast Cover Crops Council Conference

Call for Presentations for 2nd Annual Conference of the Northeast Cover Crops Council (NECCC)  The second annual conference of the NECCC will be held in State College, PA, on November 15th, 2018, with a field day on the 16th. The organizing committee invites you to share your cover crop research or experiences during the conference. […]

2018 Annual Crops & Soils Field Day

Register now for the 11th Annual Crops & Soils Field Day on July 26th – Fifth generation Ontario farmer Blake Vince will share his experience with no-till and cover cropping. On their family farm, they produce corn, soybeans, and winter wheat on 1300 acres and have been no-till planting for more than 30 years. […]

Interested in Trying Cover Crop Interseeding?

The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crop and Soils Team recently received a grant to work with farmers to adopt cover crop interseeding.  Our team is seeking out interested farmers in the Champlain Valley and Northeast Kingdom to try interseeding this season. What is interseeding? Interseeding is a method of planting seeds in between rows […]