Upcoming Winter Extension Conferences and Webinars

A field of research plots growing sunflowers and different types of grains.

Join UVM Extension for a winter conference or webinar during February and March 2023. View event details for the conferences and webinars at http://go.uvm.edu/conferences. The conference web page has detailed brochures, registration information, how to sponsor a conference, and recordings of past conferences. There are opportunities to earn Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets water quality education credits and certified crop adviser CEU credits. Continue reading “Upcoming Winter Extension Conferences and Webinars”

Vermont Dairy Mapping Project Aims to Help Secure the New England Milk Supply

An aerial map of dairy farm buildings outlined in different colors to identify animal protection zones.

New England’s dairy milk supply is a vast network of production, processing and delivery of raw milk and products that crosses several state borders. Vermont is New England’s dairy powerhouse, producing 2.5 billion pounds of milk for the regional milkshed in 2022, from farms large and small, conventional, and certified organic. Continue reading “Vermont Dairy Mapping Project Aims to Help Secure the New England Milk Supply”

4-H Bonanza Showcases Student Passion for All Things Bovine

A big group of 4-H students are talking with an instructor in a dairy milking parlor.
4-H students learning about milking parlor process during the Bovine Bonanza. Photo credit: Dawn Livingston

Seventy-two 4-H members from across Vermont participated in the 4-H Bovine Bonanza, held at the University of Vermont’s Paul R. Miller Research & Education Center on November 5, 2022. The instructors for the event were the Cooperative for Real Education in Agriculture Management (CREAM) students. With the farm hosting the event, it brings 4-H members to UVM and it gives the CREAM students a chance to showcase their passion and knowledge. Continue reading “4-H Bonanza Showcases Student Passion for All Things Bovine”