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On the Lookout for Smut

This season (2018), the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team is interested in collecting smut infected grain heads with a goal of identifying all smut disease that are present in the Northeast. If you find smut infected grain heads … Continue reading

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Crop Diversification…How many varities should I grow?

Small farms, and new farms, tend to be extremely diverse in their enterprises, market outlets, and crop selections.  The number of different crops and the number of different varieties of each individual crop grown on any given farm can reach … Continue reading

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What is your 2015 Destination

By Steve Paddock                                                                         Agricultural Business … Continue reading

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Farm Access Resources for 2015

Numerous organizations and programs across Vermont aim to help you find land, find a farmer or find information related to farm tenure and stewardship. Here are ideas to get you going in 2015. The Vermont Farmland Access Network, or VFAN, … Continue reading

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‘Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities,’ new book from USDA-SARE

by Dennis Kauppila, UVM Extension Here’s a new edition of the book, ‘Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A guide to federal programs for sustainable agriculture, forestry, entrepreneurship, conservation, food systems, and community development.’ It was just updated in October, … Continue reading

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