Online Educational Resources

NWCS has created a summary of online resources and learning opportunities for anyone to access. The full list of resources can be found on our Conferences web page – https://go.uvm.edu/conferences. Here are some of the highlights: UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program Agricultural Curriculum– An interactive curriculum for educators of agricultural programs at career […]

Frost Seeding

Spring is right around the corner, but it might not be too late to think about forage improvements! Frost seeding is a simple practice that can help improve pasture and hay field yield, quality, and composition over time. The general principle of frost seeding is to broadcast forage seed onto pastures or hay fields in […]

Dig into Your Day…with Cover Crops & Conservation

The University of Vermont Extension is offering a FREE Webinar Series! This webinar series will discuss current research on cover crops and conservation in various cropping systems, interesting findings, and common obstacles to implementing a successful cover crop and no-till program. Each webinar will be 30 minutes and will end with a 15 minute Q&A […]

goCrop Integrated Analysis Tools

Visit our Soil Health and Nutrient Management webpage to read about farmers using goCrop Integrated Analysis Tools including Cornell’s whole farm nutrient mass balance calculator and NRCS’s cover crop economics calculator – https://www.uvm.edu/extension/nwcrops/soil-health-and-nutrient-management

2020 Winter Conferences – Register today!

Each conference has its own web page including conference details, the flyer or brochure (if completed), the registration site link, and information on sponsoring and/or exhibiting. View all at go.uvm.edu/nwcropsevents 2nd Annual Industrial Hemp Conference  – Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington. go.uvm.edu/2020hempconference No-Till Cover Crop Symposium – Wednesday, February 26, 2020 […]

Crop Insurance for Hemp Growers

This information has been shared by UVM Agricultural Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education. Contact information is at the end. This is the most current information I have on crop insurance for hemp growers. Hemp was added to the Whole Farm Revenue Protection insurance crop list for 2020. Scanning popular press online today I ran across […]

Emergency Winter Ban and Snow-Covered Ground Agricultural Waste Spreading Exemption Effective December 16, 2019 through to December 22, 2019

NEW – There is now an Emergency Winter Ban and Snow-Covered Ground Agricultural Waste Spreading Exemption Effective December 16, 2019 through to December 22, 2019. To utilize the exemption (which can be found on our website), your farm must read and follow the requirements of the exemption to ensure any manure or agricultural waste spreading […]

Emergency Manure Spreading Exemption

NEW – There is a statewide Emergency Snow-Covered Ground Agricultural Waste Spreading Exemption. To utilize the exemption, your farm must read and follow the requirements of the exemption to ensure any manure or agricultural waste spreading activities comply with the requirements of the exemption as well as the RAPs. This emergency exemption will expire on […]

Hemp and Cold Temperatures

Hemp flower harvest is well underway in the state of Vermont. Harvest can span over a several week period and proceed well into late fall. Although temperatures have been mostly mild throughout Vermont, some areas have experienced several light frosts in the past month, and as October continues on, temperatures will drop again. We have […]

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Funding Available for Innovative Equipment to Improve Water Quality on Vermont Farms

For Immediate Release: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Funding Available for Innovative Equipment to Improve Water Quality on Vermont Farms $1 million will Support Farms and Vermont Clean Water Goals September 10, 2019 | Montpelier VT – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is pleased to announce that $1 million […]