Produce Safety Accreditation for Vermont Farms

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UVM Extension, the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets created a voluntary food safety program to inform and recognize small- and medium-sized farms that adopt best practices for produce safety, prepare customized produce safety plans, and comply with the intent of the FSMA Product Safety Rule.

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Measuring Soil Moisture to Schedule Irrigation on Northeast Vegetable Farms

While irrigation is widely used on Northeast vegetable farms, few growers rely upon soil moisture sensors to schedule irrigation. Many farmers over-irrigate, causing nutrient leaching, or under-irrigate, leading to decreased yields and quality.

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Grant Provides Clean Air for LIbraries

A UVM Office of Engagement grant to purchase air filtration and purification equipment for selected libraries has enabled them to create a safer environment for both employees and patrons and continue to offer a valuable service to the community.

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These summaries of program impact appear in the Land Grant Impacts Database, a national system that documents and demonstrates the collective impacts of the LGU (Land Grant University) system of teaching, research and extension institutions. 

This information is also utilized by USDA-NIFA (United States Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture), LGU’s, ECOP (Extension Committee on Policy), ESCOP (Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy) and other private/public entities to document the meaningful work of the research and extension enterprise within the LGU system.