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12-18-2014

Workshops Help Farmers Ensure Safety of Their Produce

Burlington--Workshops for fruit and vegetable growers interested in developing a produce safety plan for their operation will be held at five locations in February.

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12-12-2014

"A View from the Field" Highlights Northwest Crops and Soils Program

The UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils (NWCS) Program announces the release of its first program highlights publication, "A View From the Field."  Among the research projects and outreach activities featured are small grains and hops, wheat production, sustainable forages and oilseeds, and farm soil and water quality.

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growing greens

11-21-2014

Workshop Helps Growers Draft Produce Safety Plans

Swanton--Having an on-farm safety plan can help growers save money and ensure the highest possible quality produce for their customers. But knowing where to begin and finding the time to develop a plan may be hard for many growers.

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11-21-2014

Dec. 11 Workshop Helps Growers Draft Produce Safety Plans

St. Johnsbury--Having an on-farm safety plan can help growers save money and ensure the highest possible quality produce for their customers. But knowing where to begin and finding the time to develop a plan may be hard for many growers.

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farmer using wheelchair feeding goats

11-10-2014

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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