Agriculture News and Events
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?
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.
Burlington, VT – UVM Extension will help livestock/horse owners identify problems and potential solutions in land and animal stewardship in two upcoming workshops. "Improving Pasture, Footing and Stewardship at Your Facility and Choosing Supplements for Your Horse" is being offered in two locations:
Burlington--Organic farmers are invited to attend workshops in Westfield and Hardwick to explore ways to make the most of their forages.
Middlebury—A renewed grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation will enable the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension offices in Middlebury and St. Albans to provide on-going support for local farmers through the Lake Champlain Agronomy and Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP II) for another year.