Category Archives: Emergency reponse

A New Year’s Wish for Resilient Farms

Jen Miller, RAFFL New Farmer & Farm Fresh Connect Programs Winter has officially arrived and the shortest day of the year is behind us.  Farmers are recovering from last season and planning for the next- examining year-end financials, crop planning, … Continue reading

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Primer on Plant Disease…

Every season has its challenges, but 2013 may go down in the Vermont record books for weather extremes. The dry spring, followed by ongoing heavy rains, high temps, and crazy humidity has left plants (and quite a few growers!) stressed. Here are useful links to more information about plant diseases that are emerging in our region. Continue reading

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Farm First Aid and CPR Class for Teens 13-16 Years Old

The 4-H Youth Farm Safety Project is collaborating with the Patricia A. Hannaford Career and Technical Center to offer our first “Farm First Aid and CPR” class for teens.  Open to anyone 13 to 16 years old, the class will … Continue reading

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USDA-NRCS Extends Deadline for Applying for Conservation Assistance

This just in from the Vermont office of the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service: The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont has extended its deadline to October 1, 2011 to apply to conservation programs including the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) … Continue reading

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