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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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Are You Staying True to Your Goals?

Sam Smith, Farm Business Specialist at the Intervale Center in Burlington, VT Just before Thanksgiving every year I get a flurry of calls from farmers ready to start the business planning process. They have brought in or sold their crops … Continue reading

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