CVFC hosts dairy workshop on April 10

As the local and global community increasingly recognizes the importance of addressing climate change, protecting soil health, and improving water quality, the dairy industry has a unique opportunity and responsibility to implement innovative, environmentally sustainable practices. 

Letter to the editor: Vermont should take a cue from NY on seed legislation

The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition, representing over 75 diversified farms in Addison and Chittenden County, has been a strong driver of economic growth and environmental stewardship in the state of Vermont.

Farmers group celebrates growth at annual meeting

The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition has seen plenty of growth during the past year, from welcoming new members and staff, to launching a workforce development program for local high school students interested in agriculture.  

Farmers and researchers mull climate change in Vt.

The past year has brought its fair share of weather-related challenges for Vermont farmers. Following summer floods and a damaging spring frost, growers around the state saw their crops devastated, feed stores depleted, and faced a variety of other obstac … (read more)

Program connects students with farms

Like most things, the future of agriculture in Vermont lies in the hands of younger generations. Today, many of those young Vermonters are leaving the state and pursuing careers outside of farming. 

Meet Vijay Nazareth, head of the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition

Vijay Nazareth has experience in the private sector and in nonprofit management and finance, combined with a passion for conservation in agriculture and environmental stewardship.

Farmers strive to remove label of ‘biggest polluters’

Dairy producers like those at Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Mike’s Farm in Addison and those affiliated with the Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition are showing how they are making positive efforts to stem the amount of phosphorus from their land.

Watch local farmers at work during 24-hour web event

VERMONT — Next week a special social media event will showcase a day in the life of Vermont farmers. #Farm24VT runs from 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, until 5 a.m. the following day. Farmers will share photos, videos and stories that provide a behind-the-s … (read more)

Public invited to interact with Vermont watershed groups at virtual meeting

Vermont’s three farmer watershed organizations invite their members, legislators, and the general public to attend their joint annual meeting this Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. on Zoom. The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition (CVFC), the Connecticut River W … (read more)

Roberts becomes CVFC’s first executive director

MIDDLEBURY — The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition (CVFC) recently hired its first executive director. John Roberts, a founding member and CVFC’s first president, assumed the position on June 1. As director, he will manage the coalition, a group of Lake C … (read more)