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Dignity and Devastation in Vermont’s Dairy Industry

By Teresa Mares The following is an excerpt of a August 2018 article published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.   After years of challenging economic conditions, the first several months of 2018 spelled disaster for a … Continue reading

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Growing Food, Growing Farmers Exhibit Celebrates Farmers of Rutland County

Vermont Folklife Center researchers Greg Sharrow and Andy Kolovos set out four years ago to explore the grass-roots food movement in Vermont. They interviewed farmers, distributors, agricultural support organizations and institutional buyers to better understand the contemporary cultures of farming … Continue reading

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Researching Agency and Empowerment on Women-Owned Farms in Vermont

Look around Vermont and you’ll find a variety of successful farms operated by women—Green Mountain Girls Farm, Bread & Butter Farm, and Jericho Settlers’ Farm. It’s no surprise that the number of farms operated by women in Vermont is slightly … Continue reading

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UVM Alumna Helps Pioneering Cheesemakers Look to the Future

By Melissa Pasanen Seven Days  On a sunny morning in early May, Marjorie Susman walked by bright tulips and daffodils, past the greenhouse, and down the stone stairway to the Orb Weaver Farm cheese room to start the season’s penultimate Monday … Continue reading

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What Is Agritourism and Why Does It Matter?

By Lisa Chase, PhD Picking apples, learning how maple syrup is made, tasting heirloom tomatoes, milking a cow—all of these activities are part of the growing trend of agritourism.  Visiting farms and ranches to experience agriculture and celebrate harvests is … Continue reading

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