Monthly Archives: May 2017

UVM Agroecology Group Gains Global Attention, Launches New Graduate Certificate

The UVM Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC), which combines the wisdom of ecological and social sciences with the practice of growing food, is launching new research projects in Central America and Vermont, and a new graduate certificate, following a prestigious grant of … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Precipitation, What Will the 2017 Growing Season Bring?

By Cheryl Herrick As we look ahead to our work in the fields this spring, summer, and fall, we’re again thinking a lot about water. Agricultural water quality is a hugely important issue both in and out of Vermont, and … Continue reading

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Are Slow-Growth Chickens the Next Step for Poultry Producers?

By Caroline Lee The New York Times recently published an article detailing why Perdue Farms, one of the country’s largest poultry producers, is choosing to adopt more humane growing practices in the form of slow-growth chicken breeds. These slow-growth chickens … Continue reading

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Helping Farmers Establish Roots in Local Schools and Institutions

By Shane Rogers Green Mountain Farm to School  For farmers everywhere, there are a million things to worry about on any given day—weather, pests, soil, the sheer amount of work that needs to be done—to name only a few. However, … Continue reading

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UVM Is: Terry Bradshaw Helps Students Navigate the Realities and Rewards of Agriculture

While growing up on a farm in the small town of Chelsea, Terry Bradshaw learned from a young age the value of expertise and outreach. To help keep his family’s farm running smoothly, his parents often asked state and regional … Continue reading

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