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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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basket of greens

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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cold storage for vegetables

11-06-2014

Post-Harvest Strategies Reduce Cull Rates by 50%

There is a demand by consumers for more local, year-round, food options and growers desire a year round income and to be able to take advantage of higher prices at a time of year with historically low cash flow.  Vegetable crops such as beet, carrot, potato, onions and squash can be stored for months after harvest under specific ...

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sam and kenny in in front of self-propelled chopper

10-08-2014

Vermont AgrAbility Project Fosters Friendship and Support for Disabled Farmers

Kenny and Sam have a lot in common. They are young men with careers in agriculture who grew up on family dairy farms, and both have very strong family support which became extremely important.

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