Farmers Working Together

For a thriving agriculture & environment in Vermont


At the Forefront of Innovation

“As farmers, we have a huge impact on the environment. Farmers are essentially responsible for managing hundreds of thousands of acres in Vermont, and we need to be mindful of that,” says organic beef farmer Ramsay Mellish.

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Farming for the Future

"I want to make sure that when I'm done farming, there's still something here that can be enjoyed and used," says Pauline Stevens of Golden Russet Farm.

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Good for Farmers, Good for the Environment

"You figure out a better way to do something that's not only good for the environment, it's also good for you," says dairy farmer Allan Brisson of manure injection. "It can't get any better than that, can it?"

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More Than One Way

"At the end of the day, a good farmer has good management practices. It's not that they're big, small, organic, or conventional," says organic dairy farmer LeAnna Compagna.

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Our Story & Mission

We are farmers. We know that some of the best things in life start with a single seed, and with care and cultivation, can flourish into something much larger and grander. And so it can be said of us. We started as a little seed of an idea between a handful of farmers in 2012. With the help of UVM Extension staff in Middlebury, Vermont and a Conservation Innovation Grant from Vermont Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we became the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition. Our purpose is to assist all farmers in implementing innovative agricultural practices that enhance water quality, soil health, climate smart farming, and their economic resiliency in the Champlain Valley.