Fall Soil Health Workshop And Field Day

 Join Us as we discuss soil health, cover crops, no-till and more, share information from our research and demonstration trials, hear from farmers about their successes in Addison County, and welcome guest speaker Ray Archuleta.       Ray Archuleta is a Conservation Agronomist at the NRCS East National Technology Center, in Greensboro, North Carolina. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Innovation is in the air…and on the ground

by Kirsten Workman, Agronomy Outreach Professional (Originally published on the WAgN Blog on May 28, 2014)   The growing season if finally starting to take hold. I have seen corn plants poking through the ground, vegetable crops starting to look like something edible, and first cut hay is on the ground in some places with […]

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Mending Pastures After Excessive Rains

 Cows grazing in wet, saturated pasture. This summer’s rainy, severe weather has had quite a negative effect on pasture quality. Visiting several grazing farms over the last month, we have seen that many dairy herds have been periodically housed and fed in the barn or barnyard in order to help preserve pasture stands, soil quality […]

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Millet: An Exciting Pasture Plant

  Soon we’ll be coming up on the time of the summer where pastures really slow down and seem not to be growing at all. We are moving past the period of most rapid growth for our cool-season grasses (bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and orchard grass, for example) and in late summer we’ll see that growth […]

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Ins and Outs of Livestock Fence Systems

In early May, Dave Kennard at Wellscroft Farm and Fence Systems in Harrisville, NH hosted a fantastic full day workshop covering all aspects of livestock fencing. It was an information filled day with lots of helpful hints and tips on topics such as proper grounding, choosing the right sized energizer, locating it in the right […]

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