On June 29, 2019, Vermont and the world lost an important and influential voice in the world of sustainable livestock farming.
William (Bill) Murphy was a professor in UVM’s Plant & Soil Sciences Department from 1979 to 2003, long before there was widespread acceptance of practices like rotational grazing and science-based farming among commercial farmers.
In addition to sipping award-winning wines, visitors to Shelburne Vineyard in nearby Shelburne, Vermont, this spring could be found taking selfies with sheep. That’s because the vineyard was home to a flock of five Suffolk sheep happily grazing on the grass beneath the grapevines.
What happens when the idea about who can be a farmer is a particular one? And then what happens if we use visual and digital storytelling to diversify that idea?
- May 2019 Tips for the Growing Season
- Listening to Farmers’ Voices in the Ecosystem Services Discussion
- Sharing Results to Help Farmers Fine-Tune their Cropping Systems: Winter Meetings Coming Up
- Report from the Vermont Wool Project Released
- UVM Researchers Seeking Input from Vermont Organic Dairy Farmers
- We Think Every Day Could Be World Soils Day
- Meet the Vermont Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program
- Reaching New Audiences by Speaking Their Language
- Reporting Back to Vermont from the Culture, Climate & Conservation Conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Goats Save Town from Poison Ivy!
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