News and Events, 2018 Summer Newsletter

2018 Annual Crops & Soils Field Day
July 26 – Borderview Farm, Alburgh, Vt.
Join Heather Darby’s crew to learn about the many research projects going on behind the scenes at Borderview Farm. For more information visit or contact Susan Broulliette, 802-524-6501 ext.
432 or

Breakfast on the Farm
July 28 – Kayhart Brothers Farm, West Addison, Vt.
Join us and a host of event volunteers for an exciting free breakfast and tour of the Kayhart Brothers Farm. Steven and Tim operate 1,800 acres of farmland in the heart of Addison County. The Kayharts are also members of the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition. Breakfast on the Farm is in its
fourth year, offering the public a unique opportunity to tour state-of-the-art facilities, meet farmers, pet cows (maybe even see one giving birth!), learn about conservation initiatives, and enjoy a free breakfast made with local dairy products. Tickets are required so get yours now online! Volunteers are also needed. Check out the website and spread the word:

Innovation in Crop and Nutrient Management Field Day
August 3 – Location TBD
Join us to learn about new and exciting ways to manage crops and nutrients on farms. Hear from regional and international speakers about innovative practices and equipment that can improve farm economics and natural resources. There will even be a live equipment demo after lunch! Contact Nate Severy for more information, 802-388-4969 ext. 348 or

Addison County Fair and Field Days
August 7-11 – 1790 Field Days Road, Vergennes, Vt.
We can’t believe it’s already that time of year again! Grab your maple creemee, come watch a hand mowing competition, see the latest 4-H projects, and be sure to visit our crop display located in the southeast corner of the 4-H Exhibit Hall. Our team spends the whole week at the fair in  rotating shifts. We will show off our new grassland manure injector, the NRCS rainfall simulator and loads of info on our projects. AND of course,
we will be displaying your crops! Farmers, we NEED your entries to make our display a success! Contact our office (802-388-4969) with entry questions and drop off entries at the fairgrounds by noon Monday, August 6.

Agricultural Water Quality Business Help Ongoing through September
We know these are tough times to be in business, and the UVM Extension Agriculture Business Program is still offering financial reviews and cash flow analysis on projects related to compliance with the RAPs water quality regulations. This grant-funded assistance will end in the fall and if you are thinking of contacting them, do so before the funding ends! See page 5
for more information on this program or contact Tony Kitsos, 802-524-6501 ext. 440,

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Questions can be directed to our office, 802-388-4969