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Local 4-Hers win prizes at show

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — It was a whirlwind four days for the 92 4-H equestrians who competed in English and Western equitation classes at the annual Vermont 4-H State Horse Show, July 12-15, at the Addison County Fair and Field Days site. 
 
Two 4-H’ers from Addison County, Alexis Marnellos of Lincoln and Catera Doner of New Haven came home with prizes. 
 

Granville tree farm to host tours

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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GRANVILLE — The public is invited to join the Vermont Tree Farm Program on Sept. 15 for the organization’s Tree Farmer of the Year Tour in Granville.

Participants will tour the historic Old John Vinton Hill Farm with Peter and Julie Parker, the 2018 Vermont Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. It is a 560-acre Certified Tree Farm located on North Hollow Road in Granville.

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More than 2,000 flock to Kayhart Bros. Farm for breakfast, education

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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WEST ADDISON — As the last visitor departed from Saturday’s Breakfast on the Farm event, hosts Steve and Tim Kayhart of Kayhart Brothers Dairy in West Addison were walking on clouds.

“It was great for us, of course, but it was also great for the dairy industry as a whole,” Steve said.

The next day, however, he found himself in a funk.

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Bob Foster inducted into Hall of Fame

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ESSEX JUNCTION — Robert Foster of Middlebury was one of four 2018 inductees recently named to the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame. Foster was named as one of two inductees for a Lifetime Achievement: 30+ Years of Outstanding Service to Vermont Agriculture.

Foster is a partner in Foster Brothers Farm, a fifth-generation dairy, and served on the Agrimark Board of Directors for 37 consecutive years, before retiring in 2015. He also chairs the University of Vermont, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Board of Advisors.

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Kayharts to host a free farm breakfast

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — The Kayhart Brothers Dairy in West Addison will host “Breakfast on the Farm” this Saturday, July 28. Enjoy a free pancake breakfast and a self-guided tour to see what the farmers have been up to these last few years, as well as learn a little about what they do and why they do it.

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Foodworks gives college students inside look at local ag work

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — For those who call Addison County home, many of the systems that bring the food we eat to our plates unfold more or less in our backyards.

From milk produced at Monument Farms and sold at Shaw’s and Hannaford supermarkets to produce grown by students at the Middlebury College Knoll of Route 125, production of local food dictates the day-to-day routines of many of those around us.

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Farmers: It's hot for the cows, too

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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ADDISON COUNTY — The record-breaking heat wave that hung over Vermont last week may have mostly broken, but local farmers say its effects could be felt for weeks more.

Pete James, the farm manager at Monument Farms in Weybridge, said his cows are reacting just like any hot human being would.

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Mexican farmworker remains in custody

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



ADDISON COUNTY — A local farmworker from Mexico remains in custody after his arrest on Sunday, June 24, by agents from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Alejandro Hernández Ventura, a 25-year-old employee at an Addison County dairy farm, is being held at a detention center in Strafford County, N.H.

“We’ve been in constant contact with him,” said Enrique Mesa, an immigration lawyer in Manchester, N.H., who is representing Hernández Ventura. “He’s very frustrated and very scared.”

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Local farmworker in custody after ICE arrest

Posted on July 3, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



ADDISON COUNTY — A local farmworker from Mexico was arrested on Sunday, June 24 by agents from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
 

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Farmers do their part to reduce food waste

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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ADDISON COUNTY — 2014 was a great year for cabbage in Vermont. Spencer Blackwell’s cabbages on Elmer Farm in Middlebury grew to be around 12 pounds each.

It was amazing to see, but he knew he wouldn’t be able to sell the especially heavy heads of greens to any of his usual markets. He ended up “turning under” two-thirds of the cabbages, not harvesting them so that the nutrients from the germinated crops could be recycled into the soil.

While this was an anomaly for Blackwell, it happens regularly on farms throughout the state.

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