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VT Pasture Network

Developing Vermont’s Swine Industry

Excerpted from blog.uvm.edu
Entry was posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014
THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT – BURLINGTON, VT 05405

Great news to announce! The Pasture Program was a recent recipient of a Working Lands Enterprise Grant focused on support and expansion of profitable, environmentally beneficial and well-managed swine production. This partnership with NOFA-VT will work on creating greater connection between existing experienced and new swine producers at all sizes and stages of growth; offering educational opportunities for producers to learn more about swine nutrition, health, housing, and value-added products; and developing further tools and options to help future expansion be successful…

Some of the farm partners we are very excited to continue working with are the Nottermans. Helm, Nancy, and their son Ben (right) selling grass-fed Holstein beef and pastured pigs. In the past three years, their pork business has grown by 900% and represent a new wave of Vermont farms using a direct-market approach to bring high quality meats to restaurants and farmers’ markets.
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