Category Archives: production information

Avoiding Fencing Follies

Excitement had been building for weeks, and the day had finally arrived.  Our two Nigerian Dwarf Goat doelings were being delivered, so small they were traveling on the laps of children.  The stall was clean; the gates were fixed; surely … Continue reading

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Solar Water Pumping Basics

By Chris Callahan, PE, UVM Extension Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering and Ben Waterman, UVM Extension New Farmer Project   Many thanks to Julie Bellino of Renewable Energy Vermont and Brad Talbot of the Vermont Licensed Plumbers Association for their … Continue reading

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Planning for Risk: Prelim Results from VT 2011 Risk Survey

In the farming world, we are all subject to risks that jeopardize crop or livestock product quality and yields. Which risk could have the most significant impact on your business? How are you managing that risk? This past winter UVM … Continue reading

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Sharpening the Saw

In case you missed the press releases, the Facebook posts, the Tweets, and e-blasts and the posters (you know the old-fashioned kind that hang on the bulletin board)… we have a lot of classes available for new farmers. And we … Continue reading

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Soil Testing of Flooded Fields

We’re passing along this info to those farmers whose fields flooded as a result of Irene: The Agricultural and Environmental Testing Lab at the University of Vermont Department of Plant and Soil Science is assisting commercial farmers in Vermont with … Continue reading

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