Monthly Archives: November 2015

Soil regeneration and clean water touted as foundation for healthy food at annual Vermont Farm to Plate Gathering

by Rachel Carter “Farm in nature’s image” was the takeaway message shared by Ray Archuleta, Conservation Agronomist at the USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) and keynote speaker at the fifth annual Farm to Plate Annual Gathering. Held annually … Continue reading

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Food Hub Management Alumna Is Pushing the Boundaries of Local

by Mariette Landry Five years ago, UVM Food Hub Management program graduate Lisa Reeder worked part-time to provide sales, purchasing, and warehouse support at Local Food Hub in Charlottesville, Va. From there, she moved on to Grower Services and Purchasing, … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Chickens

by Jenessa Matis For its first four years, The University of Vermont Farmer Training Program (FTP) focused on teaching students how to grow organic fruits and vegetables. This season, the program became even more dynamic with the introduction of a … Continue reading

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New UVM Dairy Science Teaching and Research Center Dedicated with Ribbon Cutting

By Jeffrey Wakefield After nine months of construction, the University of Vermont officially dedicated new dairy science teaching and research facilities at the Paul R. Miller Agricultural Research Farm with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 29. The $4.1 million … Continue reading

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Farmer Training Students Look Ahead to Building a Sustainable Food System

Amount made from selling fresh produce at the UVM Farm Stand: $6,000. Pounds of harvested food donated to the local food shelf: 2,150. Number of bed feet planted in the fields: over 40,000. Number of farmers, agricultural specialists, extension agents, … Continue reading

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