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Saturday, January 16 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Observation Highlights From Three Research Farms

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For the past three years, a UVM Extension team has been documenting the effects of different management strategies on three grass-based farms in Vermont.  The three farms, raising beef, dairy cows, and sheep, were evaluated for changes in forage, soil biological activity, energy use, costs and benefits of practices, and how the farmers themselves adapted to changes in strategies and conditions over time.  Team members will present about some of the take away observations from each farm and what they might mean in practical terms for others farmers to learn from and act on.

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Juan Alvez

Pasture Technical Coordinator, UVM Extension, Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Juan P. Alvez comes from a two-generation pasture-based family farm in   Rivera, Uruguay. He obtained his BS in Agronomy in Brazil, his MS in   Plant and Soil Science with Bill Murphy and his Ph.D. in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. He has experienced   interdisciplinary... Read More →

Saturday January 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PST
Lakeside East