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Ag Tour Highlights Farm Efforts to Improve Lake Water Quality

The September 26 Addison County Agricultural Conservation tour was organized by the UVM Extension office in Middlebury, the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition and the Otter Creek Natural Resource Conservation District (OCNRSD). Participants toured a loop of some 67 miles throughout the county and organizers wanted to provide a ...

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News from Champlain Valley Crop, Soil and Pasture Team

Fall News from Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team In This Issue: Crop Insurance Update What's Your Watershed? Successful No-Till Alfalfa on Clay Soils Grasslands Face Troubling Times Aeration Tillage: Effects on Hay Yield & Soil Compaction Legumes: Getting More Out of Your Cover Crop Download the Newsletter (PDF)

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One-On-One Sessions Help Farmers Get Answers to Financial Questions

Burlington--University of Vermont (UVM) Extension farm business educators will be available during the month of October for private consultations with farmers to answer questions on finances and business planning.

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UVM Extension Receives Grant to Advance Cover Cropping and No-Till Farming in Vermont

St. Albans--University of Vermont (UVM) Extension has received a two-year grant from the State of Vermont to help farms in the Missisquoi Bay watershed address water quality through the use of new no-till and cover cropping tools.

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Starksboro Hop Growers To Share Experiences With Hopyard Start-Up

Starksboro--The owners of Homestead Hops in Starksboro will share their experiences with starting a hopyard at a University of Vermont (UVM) Extension-sponsored field day on Sept. 1.

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