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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Bobolink Project Seeks Contributions to Protect Nesting Habitats on Farms

Burlington--Songbird populations have been declining in recent years due to threats to their nesting habitat. To help reverse that trend, the Bobolink Project uses community contributions to compensate farmers for adopting haying practices that protect nesting habitats of grassland birds.

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Jack Brigham


Farm Viability Program Helps Farmers Turn Profits

With more than 30 years of farming under his belt, Jack Brigham decided it was time to take a hard look at his farm’s financial situation. His dairy farm had survived just fine over the years, but times were changing, and he wanted make sure the future of his seven-generation farm was secure.

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