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Ferrisburgh farm gets kudos for going “green”, saving energy

Officials of Efficiency Vermont are singing the praises of a Ferrisburgh dairy farm that is showing other farms how to do “green” right.

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4-H Club members gather at farm

Addison County and Rutland County 4-H Club members met at the Meyers’ farm in Chittenden for a sheep blocking and fitting clinic this month.

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Vermont farm drawings, circa 1800s, coming to Rokeby

The Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh will open “The Farm: Drawings of Rowland Evans Robinson, 1850-1880”, a never-before-seen exhibition of drawings on Sunday, June 14.

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Morgan Horse Museum names new director

American Morgan Horse Association Executive Director Julie Broadway announced that after a search, Amy Mincher has been hired as the museum director for the National Museum of the Morgan Horse, located in Middlebury.

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New pipeline to bring biogas from Salisbury to Middlebury

A renewable natural gas project in Salisbury, which will convert organic waste and cow manure to pipeline-quality natural gas and other beneficial products, is a step closer to reality, with strong support from Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.

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Saddle up: Vermont, horses, trail rides, and relationships

Long-time horse owner Heidi Littlefield of Fairfax said that there’s something about Vermont and horses that is magical.

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Students to demonstrate logging skills in Pittsford

The Stafford Technical Center’s Forestry and Natural Resource Program in Rutland will again host a fun, educational chainsaw safety and skills competition contest at Gagnon Lumber in Pittsford at 8 a.m., May 13.

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Rutland County dairy to be honored for WIC deliveries

Rutland County's Thomas Dairy will be honored for having delivered foods for the Health Department’s WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program for the past 40 years.

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Addison County sees increase in foreign-born residents

Like most of the United States, Addison County, Vt., saw an increase in the number of foreign-born residents over the last decade.

Grant funds to support local specialty crops

Officials of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets announced the availability of grant funds for the purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Vermont specialty crops including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops.

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Vermont second worst economic outlook in nation

Vermont Watchdog Report

Only New York is worse than Vermont when it comes to tax and regulatory policies that foster economic growth, according to a new report on economic competitiveness between states.

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New Haven farm hosts 4-H horse event

Vermont 4-H horse members competed for ribbons and a chance to represent the state in regional and national competitions at the annual State 4-H Horse Hippology Contest, April 4.

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4-H Club hosts Sheep Quiz Bowl in Orwell

The Town of Orwell was the home of many sheep farms during the mid 1800s, so that’s why it was appropriate for the Annual Vermont 4-H Sheep Quiz Bowl and Skill-A-Thon to be held in the southern Addison County community last week.

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Gov. Shumlin officially opens maple sugar season

Gov. Peter Shumlin kicked off Vermont’s 2015 maple sugar season March 16, officially tapping a tree at Slopeside Syrup.

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Tree seedling sale benefits local scholarships

The Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District is sponsoring its Annual Otter Creek Tree and Seedling program for area residents and cooperators.