“Because cows don’t go to school and tomatoes don’t dial 911”

We know that our farms here in Vermont are important, but sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint precisely why.  Cow-dotted landscapes with red barns and grassy green fields are really pretty and we like being able to buy food from our neighbors.  But it’s more than that: even in a state that has been hemorrhaging dairy farms for the last half-century, farms are an enormous part of our state’s economy and well-being.  UVM’s Vern Grubinger illustrates why in this recent Burlington Free press article.


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