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ALBURGH – The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program will host its annual Field Day, July 27, at the Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh. Farmers may attend for free. All others pay a $25 registration fee.

A barbecue lunch is included and will be catered by Phoenix House in Berkshire with ice cream donated by Ben and Jerry’s for dessert.

The day will begin at 10 a.m. sharp with a tour of the farm, located at 487 Line Road. Participants will learn about research and experiments involving perennial forages, corn, soybeans, small grains, dry beans, hemp and other crops. They also will receive an update on ongoing and innovative crop and soil research trials at the farm.

Options for afternoon intensive sessions will include soil health (greenhouse gases and biochar); integrated pest management, neonics and pollinators; malt barley (tastings and sensory information); forages (energy content and harvesting at different heights) and hemp processing. In addition, there will be an opportunity to check out new equipment and visit with local vendors and businesses.

Advanced registration is required for all participants by July 25 with registrations accepted online at go.uvm.edu/2023annualfieldday or through the UVM Non-Credit Registration Office at (802) 656-8407. Certified Crop Adviser, Custom Applicator and Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets’ water quality training education credits are available. Details for the 2023 Field Day and other upcoming events can be viewed at go.uvm.edu/conferences. Or contact Susan Brouillette at susan.brouillette@uvm.edu with questions. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact UVM Student Accessibility Services at access@uvm.edu or (802) 656-7753.