Category Archives: Farmer Success Stories

Throw a Dart and Read a Landscape

As a regional coordinator for a NESARE-funded regional comprehensive grazing course as well as a fellow trainee, the simple act of throwing some darts has had a profound effect on me and the way that I look at pasture. For … Continue reading

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Family Farm Planning

For the past three years, I have had the privilege to coordinate the Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers course at UVM Extension.  This unique course offers women farmers training in holistic management, a farm business planning strategy based … Continue reading

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Life on a Crouton Farm: From Value-added Product to Growing a Local Commodity

For many farmers, the road to value-added starts with good, abundant production of a commodity and the desire to increase farm revenues by adding value to that commodity through product development. For Francie Caccavo, owner of Olivia’s Croutons, the opposite … Continue reading

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