Northwest Crops and Soils Program : University of Vermont

University of Vermont

Organic Farming


Organic farming is a prevalent sector of New England agriculture. Certified organic agriculture requires special management considerations to respond to standards developed by the USDA National Organic Program. Our program works with organic farmers on outreach programs both at the local and national levels. Our organic dairy research is conducted on-farm and has focused on annual crop production, including variety selections and evaluation of agronomic practices like specialized tillage and roller crimping.



We help lead eOrganic, a national online community of more than 1200 ag service providers and farmers who are providing science-, experience-, and regulation-based certified organic information on the web. Specifically, we lead eOrganic’s Dairy Team where we develop articles, videos, online courses, and webinars on certified organic dairy farming topics. To see our published content, go to:


Fact Sheets

Use of Pasture Irrigation in Vermont (pdf)

Increasing High Quality Homegrown Feeds for the Organic Dairy Series


Organic Cropping Systems Research

Please visit our Research page for organic cropping systems research reports.




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