Author Archives: Kirsten Workman

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About Kirsten Workman

Kirsten works for UVM Extension as an Agronomy Outreach Professional for the Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team. She works with farmers to implement practices to improve crop production and protect water quality. It is her goal to provide practical information that farmers value. She helps them prepare and implement comprehensive nutrient management plans, and helps farmers access cost-share funding to implement Best Management Practices on their farms. Kirsten also manages her team's outreach materials, website, Facebook page, YouTube channel and blog.

Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life

I was born in the year of the snake, my kids were born in the year of the rat and tiger respectively. But this year…2015 is the International Year of Soils. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has … Continue reading

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The growing season if finally starting to take hold. I have seen corn plants poking through the ground, vegetable crops starting to look like something edible, and first cut hay is on the ground in some places with hopes of … Continue reading

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20 Million Acres by 2020

When it comes to resiliency, cover crops are a no brainer! Although the temperatures are still cold outside, every farmer I know is busily planning their cropping season.  Whether it’s a vegetable grower firing up their greenhouse and anxiously awaiting … Continue reading

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