University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities


Vermont's long tradition of quality agricultural practices and pursuits continues to grow -- and UVM Extension is here to provide timely technical resources and information to Vermont farmers. Through partnerships with other non-profit organizations, and state and federal agencies, we bring up-to-date research-based knowledge to Vermont's thriving agricultural community.

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farmer using wheelchair feeding goats


Vermont AgrAbility Project Helps Westfield Farmer Keep Farming

Westfield--The large tires on the power chair easily navigated the rough terrain around the farmhouse as Robert Smith skillfully piloted it through several doors through the milk house into the feeding pens. He picked a pitch fork off the wall, plucked a fork-full of hay from a pile in the middle of the barn and drove to a pen of ...

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cold storage for vegetables


Post-Harvest Strategies Reduce Cull Rates by 50%

There is a demand by consumers for more local, year-round, food options and growers desire a year round income and to be able to take advantage of higher prices at a time of year with historically low cash flow.  Vegetable crops such as beet, carrot, potato, onions and squash can be stored for months after harvest under specific ...

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