Category Archives: Quality of life

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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Farmer Perspectives Needed: Healthcare & Farm Businesses?

Researchers at the University of Vermont are seeking farmers to participate in listening sessions as part of a study on healthcare. This study is looking at the ways healthcare costs impact farm business in the Northeast. It is intended to … 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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