Integrated Salad Green and Dairy Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $5,824.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: greens (leafy)
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: manure management
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, feasibility study, value added
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: composting
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, new business opportunities, sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Livestock greenhouses have become increasingly popular with dairy farmers, but the potential for integrated, diversified farm production has been overlooked. This project will investigate the feasibility of growing mixed greens in suspended beds above the livestock and using manure slurry from the dairy farm to produce the soil used in the greens production. Outreach will be through farm tours, posters, and publications.

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