VT Agency of Ag to Host Listening Tour May 14 and May 16

Do you have ideas or concerns about Vermont’s agricultural economy? The Vermont Agency of Agriculture  wants to hear from you!  Two meetings have been scheduled this May.  The department is asking you to share your ideas and feedback about farming in Vermont!  Meet the Ag   Agency leadership and discuss the issues that are on your mind .

Understanding How Government Regulations Affect Farms and Farmers

NEW Survey developed by UVM to understand farmer perspectives 

A new research study at the University of Vermont seeks farmers for two opportunities to understand farmer perspectives about government regulations on their farms.  The project is funded by the James M. Jeffords Center for Policy Research at the University of Vermont.  The project will also interview state-level policymakers.

Farmers are Going Above and Beyond Regulations.

Lake Carmi watershed area  Farmers Testify about Farming Practices

On Thursday, April 12 a joint hearing with Senate Agriculture Committee and Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee heard from Farmers from the Lake Carmi watershed area and Heather Darby, Agronomy Specialist; UVM Extension.A Senator’s proclamation that something needs done about cleaning up Lake Carmi prompted Darby to explore what more farmers can do to improve the situation.

Digging Deeper: UVM Extension Focus on Water Quality

With water quality issues dominating state conversations as one of the top priorities, UVM Extension is working hard to support the agriculture community as they figure out how to address new regulations resulting from Act 64. Extension has always played a critical role in supporting Vermont’s farmers by turning researched best practices into applied practices and in providing direct access to education and financial resources.
Jeff Carter of UVM Extension discuss cover crop management for no-till corn planting with George Foster of Foster Brothers Farm in Middlebury. This article was featured in the summer issue of Vermont Fences 2017.

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