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October 15th, 2015

Sixth-generation farmer has agriculture in his blood

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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Editor’s note: In this past Monday’s edition we featured a story on a local dairyman who is using a newer technique called no-till farming. Here we present a picture of the farmer himself.

By GAEN MURPHREE

ORWELL — Brad Thomas walks around a field on his Jillian Acres farm off Route 73 West in Orwell, showing some visitors the cover crop he has planted on some of hay fields. Thomas milks cows and farms 465 acres in Orwell and 225 in Rutland County.

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Local youths shine at regional dairy contest

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Several Addison County 4-H’ers placed in dairy competitions and the regional dairy show at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., recently.

DAIRY COMPETITIONS

In the general dairy knowledge contest, held Sept. 17, Sharon Palmer of Weybridge came in seventh in the senior division. All dairy exhibitors were required to take part in this contest.

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Mount Abe boys' soccer outlasts Commodores, 2-1

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team on Tuesday picked up a key win for the Eagles’ playoff positioning, but a shorthanded Vergennes group made it difficult for them before falling, 2-1.

The 9-2-2 Eagles controlled much of play, especially when taking the lead on a Tucker Paradee free kick during the first half, during which they outshot the Commodores by 16-2.

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Working Lands grants on offer to farmers, foresters

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) is making available approximately $550,000 in grants to fund forestry and agriculture projects that enhance Vermont’s communities, economy and culture.

The applicant guide can be found online at http://workinglands.vermont.gov/apply/rfp. Applicant Information Sessions are scheduled for Oct. 9 and 14.

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Otter girls' soccer wins twice to set record

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team won games on both Monday and Tuesday to clinch the program’s first winning season, set a new program record for victories, and close in on the Otters’ first-ever home playoff game.

The Otters are 9-4, eclipsing the 2005 squad’s 7-8 mark. The accomplishment follows a season in which OV failed to win a game.

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Otter Valley field hockey pins down No. 2 seed

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BENNINGTON — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team earned a 2-0 win at Division I Mount Anthony on Tuesday that clinched for the Otters the No. 2 seed in the upcoming D-II playoffs and preserved their unbeaten record against D-I competition.

The Otters improved to 9-1-3 overall and 3-0-2 vs. D-I foes with one game left in their regular season schedule, at home vs. D-I Rutland on Thursday.

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Tiger boys' soccer shuts out Missisquoi

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team blanked visiting Missisquoi Valley on Tuesday, 4-0, as senior Drew Barnicle scored the game’s first three goals.

Joao Pedro Ribeiro added a late goal for the Tigers and also set up Barnicle’s first score.

Tiger goalie Wilder Perera stopped five shots and MVU’s Shane Laroche made seven saves.

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4-H'ers display horse smarts at Big E

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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Burlington— Vermont 4-H equestrians, including two from Addison County, proved that they could hold their own against top competitors from throughout New England at 4-H horse events held Sept. 23-27 at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass.

The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H delegation included 12 4-H’ers and four 4-H teen leaders, selected to provide assistance at the horse show. The teen leaders also had an opportunity to compete in their own divisions.

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