Our Mission Statement

The Franklin and Grand Isle Farmer’s Watershed Alliance mission is to ensure environmentally positive solutions and enable the dairy industry through education and funding to better the soil, air, and water of the Lake Champlain Watershed while remaining economically viable. Secondly, to promote and defend dairy farming to further its future as one of the largest contributors to the state’s economy.

Goals of the Farmer’s Watershed:

  • Provide farmers with a support network
  • Help farmers understand environmental regulations
  • Provide farmers with non-regulatory technical
  • Provide farmers with whole farm assessments
  • Help farmers develop nutrient management plans
  • Provide farmers with whole farm assessments
  • Stay connected to actions in the legislature
  • Provide the public with a positive image of agriculture and its influence on the environment

2016 Events you may be interested in attending

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 – Annual Crops & Soils Field Day at Borderview Farm in Alburgh, VT, 10am to 3:30pm. Our theme this year is “Eat It, Drink It, Feed It, Fuel It: Conducting Food System Research Crop by Crop.” View the Field Day Flyer for event details and Register Today! Join us at our annual field day for a tour throughout our research trials in the morning, enjoy a great catered lunch, and chose your afternoon sessions you wish to attend including visiting our hop yard, innovative equipment, or join a scouting tour. New this year is a Tasting Tent – where you can enjoy Vermont grown products from VT businesses. Become a sponsor for the event as well!
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – Summer Farm Meeting at Machia & Sons Dairy, Sheldon, VT. Join NWCS and Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC) at Machia & Sons Dairy to see and learn more about conservation tillage practices, centrifuge P removal system, FNLC tile P removal system project, and manure management. Register online at 2016summerfarmmeeting.eventbrite.com.
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