The Hometown Creamery Revival

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1997: $145,474.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $46,585.00
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Principal Investigator:
Vicki Dunaway
Dairy Farm Cooperators

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Agronomic: corn, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, feed rations, herbal medicines, manure management, grazing - multispecies, pasture renovation, preventive practices, range improvement, grazing - rotational, housing, stockpiled forages, winter forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, application rate management
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, mentoring, participatory research, study circle
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, cooperatives, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, feasibility study, market study, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: hedges - grass, grass waterways, riverbank protection, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: field monitoring/scouting
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management, permaculture, transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: earthworms, composting, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, new business opportunities, public participation, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, sustainability measures
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