Soil Profitability and Resilience

A field day with Richard Hall of Fairmont Dairy.

Drawing on local knowledge and soil NRCS soil health evaluation tools, and local expertise this field day will provide local farmers, landowners and service provider’s information on soil health with a focus on soil organic matter and its effects on climate resiliency and profitability. 

Date & Time: Friday August 25th 10:30-1:30

Farm Host: Fairmont Dairy. ~ 500 milkers. ~800 acres (Corn, Hay and pasture.)

Location: 783 S Albany Rd, Craftsbury, VT 


10:35 Opening and Welcome – Sarah Damsell

10:40 – 11:00 Field Intro to Fairmont Dairy cropping history, field practices, experiences and lessons learned - Richard Hall

11:05-11:45 Soil Organic Matter discussion and Field demonstration of using NRCS soil health kit- Charlotte Rosendahl

11:50- 12:35 Impacts of climate change on Vermont agriculture and how increased soil organic matter can be a strategy for resilience & rain fall simulator - Josh Faulkner

Wrap up and available resources – Sarah Damsell

12:40 Lunch  


2 Water Quality Credit Hours Available for Attendance, please be sure to sign in upon arrival. 

Event Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
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