Category Archives: Culture and Society

What’s in a Name? Farmer, Rancher, Grower…and more!

[Note: I first wrote this article almost twenty years ago. Recent discussions I’ve been following in various groups prompted me to dig it out and brush it off for a new generation.]     “When will I be a farmer?” I … Continue reading

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Guide by Your Side: What Makes a Good Extension Educator Good?

In my Social Sustainability on the Farm project, we’ve been looking at the social issues farmers face; so I have been thinking about healthy farmer relationships—both personal and professional. And since I work for UVM Extension, naturally I wonder about … Continue reading

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It’s a good thing you can juggle…

It’s official. We have arrived at that time of year when you think you can’t possibly do one more thing. You’re exhausted. Your back hurts (not just in the morning now but all the time), the weeds are out of … Continue reading

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