Land Losses and Lessons on the Great Plains

Stewardship models show how farming can be less damaging and more sustainable. For example, Gabe Brown changed the way he managed his land after suffering four years —1995 to 1998 — of hail and drought. Nearly broke and lacking access to capital to buy seeds and chemicals, Brown re-examined his approach to farming.

New State Program to Recognize Outstanding Farmers

Governor Phil Scott announced the pilot launch of the new Vermont Environmental Stewardship Program (VESP), which will use soil-based analysis to identify farmers who are going above and beyond to protect our natural resources.