What is your Watermark?

A new, locally produced movie addresses water quality far and wide, and focuses on ways that different sectors of the community are working to conserve and protect water. There is a strong emphasis on Lake Champlain and phosphorus best management. Mount Mansfield Media has teamed with ‘The H-Team’ to produce this film. You can check […]

Spring 2015, Soil Health Field Day

Soil Health Field Day Flyer_Hoorman 2015The snow is melting, the sap is flowing (hopefully), and the crew at CV Crops is dreaming of spring! Join us for our Spring 2015 Soil Health Field Day April 21st, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. We will be hosting Jim Hoorman, from Ohio State University Extension (PhD candidate and […]

Recent Planter Clinic

Last week we held a corn planter clinic, with a focus on no-till equipment maintenance. Rico Balzano organized the event and Jeff Sanders (NW Soils and Crops Team) spoke to a crowd that included about 30 (+) farmers, and other agriculture professionals. It was a very successful event, with constructive discussion. The clinic benefited both […]

New Across the Fence Video

The 2015 No-Till and Cover Crop Symposium was featured recently on Across the Fence! The t.v. segment also features Kirsten Workman and Jeff Sanders discussing research, trials, and use of both cover crops and no-till in Vermont. Check out the video HERE! Interested in trying a new practice on your farm this coming year?  We […]

Reading ‘Cow Signals': Upcoming Workshop

Join us for a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the ‘Cow Signals’ program! Dr. Hubert Karreman will be on hand in both a classroom and a barn session. When: Tuesday March 24, 2015 Where: Bridport,VT and Shoreham, VT Cows send out signals continuously about their health, well-being, nutrition, and production. The challenge is how […]

Enter to Win a Door Prize

The survey helps us gauge local farmer practices, adoption, needs, and interests. It also helps direct our future workshops, events, and research. Click on the picture to go to the survey. Win a free year of goCrop! Or one of these great books from SARE: Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition Building Soils for Better […]

Symposium Success!

  The 2015 No-Till and Cover Crop Symposium was a huge success! We are already processing the evaluations to continue to   improve and advance the conversation. If you missed the symposium, or would like to revisit the information, we have posted the pdf files of the presenters. Check it out!    

Participate in the Annual Vermont Farm Show!

The annual Vermont Farm Show will be held on January the 27th-29th (Tues-Thurs), at the Champlain Valley Expo, in Essex Junction, VT. All community members are welcome and there is something for everyone! Children, and children at heart, always enjoy the equipment and animals on display, the public can come learn about innovative agriculture practices […]

Save the Date!

Don’t miss this event! Our No-Till and Cover Crop Symposium with be held February 19th, 2015. It will be located at the Sheraton, in Burlington, VT. More information to come (see link in side panel).

COVER CROP FIELD DAYS…Don’t Miss This!

Join the UVM Extension’s Champlain Valley Crop Soil & Pasture Team and Northwest Crops & Soils Program, the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition and local farms to check out what farmers around the Champlain Valley are doing on their farms to fit cover crops into their cropping systems. CLICK HERE FOR THE FIELD DAY FLYER RSVP […]

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