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. 

Orwell dairy farm gets new conservator

After six years of leasing land for his dairy business, first-generation dairy farmer Jon Lucas bought and conserved 390 acres of Orwell farmland, wetland, streams and woods, through the Vermont Land Trust.

Milk prices will be uncertain

As we look ahead to what 2024 will bring for milk prices, it’s helpful to reflect on the trends of 2023 dairy production and consumption.

Local goat farmers explore benefits of extended lactation

“If each goat milked longer, we could essentially make more milk over time with fewer goats, also fewer replacements to raise, a plus for the environment.”

Folks learn about farms while eating breakfast

On Aug. 5, Vermont Breakfast on the Farm welcomed nearly 1,400 people to Sunderland Farm in Bridport for a local Vermont breakfast and a self-guided tour of the dairy farm

Area 4-H’ers do well at recent show

NEW HAVEN — Despite a week of frequent downpours, the weather cooperated on Saturday, July 15, for the 49 youths with their 64 animals who participated in the 2023 Multi-County 4-H Dairy Show. They traveled to the Addison County Fair and Field Days ground … (read more)

Field Days results: Dairy Fitting and Showmanship

NEW HAVEN — Below are the results from the Dairy Fitting and Showmanship competition at the 2023 Addison County Fair and Field Days, held Thursday, Aug. 10. NOVICE CLASS (never shown before) 8-year-olds: 1. Sophee Shepard; 2. Ella Pope; 3. Lacey Barber; 4 … (read more)

Relief funding available to Vt. organic dairy farmers

This grant funding is designed to mitigate the extreme market challenges in 2022, including high feed and input costs. $6.9 million dollars was made available in the Vermont state budget which began on July 1.

Manure injections have benefits for farmers

Around six years ago, Ferrisburgh dairy farmer Allan Brisson began rethinking the way he fertilized his corn fields. He decided come that fall, he’d inject manure from his herd of dairy cows into the soil, rather than spread the waste on the fields’ surfa … (read more)

Create a clear picture of your farming business

On Feb. 1, I received a second round of funding from the Dairy Business Innovation Center to continue to lead a farmer cohort that was established in 2020.

Nominations sought for Dairy of the Year

To be named the Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year is a huge honor, one befitting a dairy operation that excels in many areas, including its sustainable management practices, quality milk production, environmental stewardship and ongoing commitment to promoti … (read more)

Vt. dairy producers set for in-person meeting

The Vermont Dairy Producers Conference returns on Tuesday, Feb. 21, for the first in-person gathering since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Field Days 2022 Results: Dairy fitting and showmanship

To follow are the results from the Dairy Fitting and Showmanship competition at the 2022 Addison County Fair and Field Days, held Thursday, Aug. 11.

Shoreham farm creates ag-focused camp for kids

To most, operating a large dairy farm and hosting a summer camp every week do not go hand in hand, but for the Daona Farm in Shoreham they did just that.

New dairy funding opportunities are offered

Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center this week announced three funding opportunities for dairy farmers and service providers.