Farmer educators for a pilot grazing demonstration project in Vermont

Project Overview

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2003: $8,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:
Gwyneth Harris
UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Additional Plants: native plants
  • Animals: bovine, goats, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, parasite control, feed rations, manure management, mineral supplements, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, range improvement, grazing - rotational, housing, stockpiled forages, watering systems, winter forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research, technical assistance
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, grass waterways, habitat enhancement, hedgerows, riparian buffers, riverbank protection, soil stabilization, wetlands, wildlife, hedges - woody
  • Pest Management: biological control, chemical control, cultural control, genetic resistance, physical control, sanitation, traps, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, composting, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: analysis of personal/family life, social capital, social networks, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.