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Crops and Soils Field Day Planned for July 28

ALBURGH – The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program’s on-farm Annual Field Day, featuring a farm tour, exhibitor tent and presentations by UVM researchers, will be held on July 28, in Alburgh.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Borderview Research Farm located at 487 Line Road. The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. Certified Crop Adviser and water quality training education credits are available.

Check-in opens at 9:30 a.m., with the field day starting promptly at 10 a.m., with a guided tour of the farm, including its many research plots and experiments involving perennial grasses, corn, soybeans, small grains, hemp, hops and more. Farmers also will have the opportunity to check out the equipment used on the farm as well as discuss crop management techniques, receive updates and engage in conversations with UVM researchers about ongoing and innovative crop and soil research trials.

Borderview Research Farm has more than 3,000 research plots where university researchers study cereal grain and soybean varieties; hemp, hops, milkweed and other new crops; reduced tillage in silage corn; and soil health for forages and various field crops. The farm is owned by Roger Rainville, who assists with the research projects including site preparation and seeding and harvesting of the plots, among other tasks.

Advance online registration and payment is required by July 27 at noon. Register at For help with registration, call the UVM Non-Credit Registration Office at (802) 656-8407. To request a disability-related accommodation, contact UVM Student Accessibility Services at or (802) 656-7753. Questions? Please contact Susan Brouillette (ext. 432) or Heather Darby (ext. 437) at (802) 524-6501.

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