Farming and climate the focus of UVM study

From planting cover crops to transitioning toward no-till or reduced-till approaches, farmers throughout the state are implementing a variety of practices aimed at keeping phosphorus and other nutrients on their land and out of nearby waterways. 

UVM Extension makes new hires in Middlebury

Our friends at UVM Extension in Middlebury recently hired two new staff members, and we’re thrilled to introduce them to you!

New Haven farm, UVM to unveil grazing changes

Brian and Cindy Kayhart will welcome farmers to Chalker Farm in New Haven on July 1 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to share how they transitioned more of their acreage to pasture and shifted toward management-intensive grazing principles.

Agritourism workshops set at UVM

Two free webinars this spring will give farmers, tourism professionals, farm stay operators and others involved with agritourism an opportunity to network and explore topics of interest.

Sign up now for agricultural business coaching

Registration is now open for the 2022 Business Coaching Sessions, offered by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension for Vermont farm, forest and maple businesses.

UVM hires new horticulture program manager

Deb Heleba recently joined University of Vermont Extension as the statewide outreach and education program manager for Community Horticulture Programs.

UVM Animal Scoops helps kids learn about farm animals

Kids ages 8-18 can gain a better appreciation of different farm animals through a virtual learning opportunity offered by the University of Vermont Extension 4-H program this winter.

Tips for canning fresh tomatoes

By JOYCE AMSDENExtension Master Gardener InternUniversity of VermontThere is no fruit as versatile as a tomato fresh from the vine. Canning the surplus further expands its versatility to hearty winter dishes, sauces, soups and juice.You will need canning … (read more)

Extension service webinar explores soil biodiversity

BURLINGTON — Gardeners interested in learning what they can do to improve their soil are invited to attend “Creating a Biodiverse Garden for Ecological Resilience,” a free Zoom webinar on May 20. Dr. Wendy Sue Harper, a Vermont soil scientist, will discus … (read more)

Students lean about dairy farming in UVM class

BURLINGTON — Curious about what a cow eats? Or how farmers use technology on the farm? Students, ages 12-18, will have an opportunity to delve into these and other questions about dairy farming through “Exploring Vermont Dairy.” This free, five-part serie … (read more)

Dairy Farm of the Year nominations sought

BURLINGTON — University of Vermont (UVM) Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association are asking agricultural organizations, dairy co-ops, agribusinesses, farmers and other individuals to nominate an outstanding dairy farm for this year’s Vermont … (read more)

UVM Extension launches online dairy series

VERMONT — The 2021 Online Dairy Education Series will provide farmers with the latest research and information on forage production, cow comfort and other dairy topics. The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program will host … (read more)

Unique science opportunity on tap from UVM

BURLINGTON — Curious about how the police process a crime scene or what happens to the evidence that is collected? Or have you ever considered joining the ranks of the Vermont State Police? On March 10, students in grades 7-12 are invited to join in a con … (read more)

Holiday guide: The amaryllis will brighten up a winter’s day

Amaryllis, a popular holiday plant, is cherished for its showy flowers in hues ranging from stark white to dazzling red.  This species was discovered in 1828 by a German botanist in Chile and classified as Hippeastrum, a genus of the Amaryllidacaea family … (read more)

Extension service offering farm training

UVM Extension’s Vermont New Farmer Project is gearing up to offer a winter session of its Growing Places – Farmer Training for Aspiring Farmers and Start-ups. The month-long class begins Jan. 11 and will be taught entirely online. It is designed for indiv … (read more)