Dr. Heather Darby leads the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program. She joined the faculty of UVM Extension in 2003 as an agronomic and soil science specialist, and has built research and outreach programs to specifically meet the needs of farmers with whom we work. Heather’s passion for sustainable agriculture and the enthusiasm she receives from Vermont’s farmers and professionals have fueled the expansion of her program, which covers the state of Vermont, and brings her around New England, across the country, and beyond to places like the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Brazil and Washington DC. Her goal is to provide sound research-based agronomic information for the farmers of Vermont. Her varied interests lead her to work with a variety of agronomic crops including forages and specialty crops.


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