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Transition to Grazing: Farmers Thinking Outside the Box

January 7, 2021

As part of the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) grant activities, in 2019 the University of Vermont Extension secured a bid to develop a pilot program to provide technical assistance for dairy farmers seeking to transition to rotational grazing.

What Is A Specialty Crop?

January 7, 2021

When I first heard the term “specialty crop,” I thought of niche specialty food products, such as elderberry jam, maple-flavored granola, and Vermont wine. I did not think of staple foods like potatoes and onions, nor did I expect that over half of the 6,808 Vermont farms counted in the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture grow specialty crops.