Nature is a Force to be Cooperated With, Not Controlled (or: Farming Practices in Sync with Natural Systems Will Always Keep You in the Green)

By Kimberly Hagen Grazing Specialist UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture What’s in a crisis? Almost always there is a lesson to be learned. The trick is to pay attention, or make the observation about what is going on and make the necessary changes to move forward in a positive way. It could mean some slow […]

Ecosystem Services: Consider Wildlife Habitat for Higher Productivity

by Juan Alvez, Pasture Technical Coordinator Learn why you should consider leaving some space for pollinators and beneficial fauna! Farming is an amazingly fulfilling activity that can bind families and communities around food production and rural way of living. However, this idyllic activity demands great knowledge, dedication, and perseverance. In an effort to make the […]

Countdown to the VT Grazing & Livestock Conference!

Coming Right Up: 18th Annual VT Grazing & Livestock Conference Farm Management Decisions: More Than the Sum(s) of Their Parts January 17 & 18, 2014 Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT The conference will include day-long focused sessions on soil health and farm planning on Friday January 17.  On Saturday January 18, there will be 21 […]