Author Archives: Debra Heleba

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About Debra Heleba

Deb works for University of Vermont Extension where she is the Vermont SARE coordinator and also coordinates eOrganic's dairy team.

Personal Resiliency: The Antidote to Stress

I am stressed out right now. It seems to happen every January as the official kick-off to the “conference season,” the time when most farmers have a lull in their schedules and therefore a slew of farmer meetings, classes, and … Continue reading

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Making Social Media Work in Sustainable Agriculture: 7 Lessons Learned

Since social media has quickly become a primary means of communication (i.e. 72% of all online adults now use social networking sites like Faceback, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) I’ve been conducting a professional development project for Extension educators in Vermont, Maine, … Continue reading

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SARE Meets Social Sustainability on the Farm

The term “social sustainability” has recently entered my lexicon. Over the past two years,  I’ve been kicking around this term as part of a Vermont SARE professional development training for UVM Extension educators. The topic emerged from discussions with colleagues … Continue reading

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