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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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Determining the Right Farm Rental Rate

BURLINGTON, Vt. — For many beginning farmers, leasing can be an affordable way to gain access to productive farmland and associated infrastructure and equipment. For landowners, leasing can help offset the costs of ownership while keeping farmland in production. But how to determine a fair rental rate?

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Dairy Margin Protection Program Informational Meetings Scheduled for October

The USDA Farm Service Agency and UVM Extension, in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and farmers’ dairy cooperatives, have scheduled a series of informational meetings around Vermont the week of October 13 to help dairy farmers learn more about the new dairy margin protection program.

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