Author Archives: Suzy Hodgson

About Suzy Hodgson

Suzy works on and writes about issues at the intersections of risk, climate, environment, and economics in farming including food, fiber, waste, and energy. She is based at UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

Spotlight on Aimee Braxmeier, Hildene Farm & Goat Dairy- Part 2

To produce consistently high quality milk for the highest quality cheese at Hildene Farm and Goat Dairy, Aimee Braxmeier carefully monitors her goats and kids. While Aimee has a regimen in place for the herd, she has been developing  procedures with … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Aimee Braxmeier, Hildene Farm & Goat Dairy- Part 1

By Suzy Hodgson Aimee Braxmeier combines her passion for raising goats with strong business management skills she learned in the ski industry.  In 2011, Aimee was managing more than 100 employees in operations at Stratton. Today, she’s using those skills to manage a … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Full Belly Farm

By Suzy Hodgson January is the time for crop planning at Full Belly Farm in Monkton, Vermont, when the land is covered with a blanket of snow. The new year 2020 is also a time to reflect as it’s the … Continue reading

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