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UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team 10th Annual Field Day!

Please come join us at Borderview Research Farm on July 27th for UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team 10th annual field day!  Please let us know if you can come by registering here online: www.regonline.com/2017cropsfieldday

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Featured Farmer: Tim Magnant, Bridgeman View Farm, Franklin

To get to know the FWA membership, we are highlighting a FWA member farmer and their good work!  In this article, our featured farmer is Tim Magnant, owner of Bridgeman View Farm, third generation farmer, FWA board member for five … Continue reading

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FWA Seeks Program Coordinator Applications

Position Summary:  The Farmer’s Watershed Alliance (FWA) seeks a Program Coordinator to join our organization in St. Albans.  The FWA is a trusted farmer run and lead organization based in Franklin and Grande Isle Counties.  The preferred applicant will be … Continue reading

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In mid-March, the Farmer’s Watershed Alliance held its 11th annual meeting. We are continually grateful to all the agricultural leaders who take time out of their busy schedules to meet with us.   In particular, we would like to recognize … Continue reading

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FWA Annual Meeting Invitation

You are invited to attend the Farmer’s Watershed Alliance Annual Meeting!   Date: Monday, March 20th, 2017 Where: St Albans Elks Lodge (44 Gricebrook Rd.) Agenda: 5:30- Happy Half Hour sponsored by Cargill 6:00- Welcome 6:30- Dinner (provided by the … Continue reading

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Grassed Waterways: An Effective Water Quality Strategy

The following article by Jeffery Sanders, UVM Extension Agronomy Outreach Professional, was originally published in the October 2016 edition of Vermont’s Agriview. While grassed waterways are nothing new in the world of soil erosion and water quality, their adaptation in … Continue reading

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Request for Proposal

The Request for Proposals can be downloaded here. The Vermont NRCS 340 Standards outlining NRCS approved cover cropping standards can be downloaded here. Request for Proposals The Farmers Watershed Alliance is Seeking Proposals to Source Seed for Farms Cover Cropping … Continue reading

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Vermont Water Quality Bill Signed

On June 16, Governor Shumlin signed H.35 into law. H.35 is a state bill that addresses water quality concern in Lake Champlain. Gov. Shumlin spoke about the collective effort it took to pass the bill and the collective effort it … Continue reading

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In Memory of Guy Palardy…

It has been almost three months since Guy Palardy’s sudden departure. He is remembered as a thoughtful community member and strategic agriculturalist that used cutting edge techniques.   In short, he was a leader on and off his farm fields. The … Continue reading

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Three Types of Tillage and Four Types of Manure Incorporation

UVM Extension has a long-term term research trial investigating the results of no-till, strip-till, and vertical-till with different types of manure incorporation- injected, broadcasted, aerwayed, and plowed. Minimum tillage methods like no-till, strip-till, and vertical-till may result in an initial … Continue reading

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