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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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New Guide to Renting Farmland

For many beginning farmers, leasing can be an affordable way to gain access to productive farmland and associated infrastructure and equipment. For landowners, leasing can help offset the costs of ownership while keeping farmland in production. But how to determine … Continue reading

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Sheep – Pastoral Icon or Wooly Menace? A Response

Response to “Pastoral Icon or Woolly Menace?” (NYT January 26, 2014) By Kimberly Hagen Grazing Specialist, Extension, University of Vermont http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/opinion/sunday/pastoral-icon-or-woolly-menace.html?_r=0 It’s not the sheep Mr. Monbiot, it’s the people that manage them, THAT is the problem. Ah! What a … Continue reading

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