(802)3884969 ext 348
23 Pond Lane Suite 300
MIddlebury, Vermont 05753
Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition Inc.
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Kirsten works with farmers to implement practices to improve crop production and protect water quality. She started her career in Washington state working for the Mason Conservation District and Washington State University Extension. After 10 years of working with West Coast farmers, she joined the UVM Extension staff in 2011, and hopes to provide practical information that farmers value. She helps farmers understand the importance of Nutrient Management and assists them in preparing and implementing comprehensive nutrient management plans, and lately has been working on cover cropping systems for Vermont farms. She also helps farmers access cost-share funding to implement Best Management Practices on their farms. Kirsten manages the Team’s monthly e-newsletter, Facebook page, YouTube channel, and this website. She is also working on a master’s degree in Plant & Soil Science (Agronomy) at University of Vermont. Her research project aims to provide farmers with information about successful cover cropping systems that make the most of their livestock manure while reducing nutrient runoff and increasing soil health. Kirsten lives in the Winooski watershed with her husband, Paul and two young children, Johnny & Ruby. She enjoys exploring her new home state of Vermont with her family and is excited to have access to some prime Vermont farmland, where she is able to raise more (and larger) livestock than she was able to in the temperate rainforest of the Puget Sound. Kirsten is a Certified Crop Adviser.
- Animal feed producer or supplier
- Compost producer or supplier
- Custom Cropping
- Fertilizer supplier
- Land access / conservation
- Support organization: Farm Inputs
- Other: Farm Inputs
- Honey / Apiary
- Maple syrup
- Support organization: Food Production
- Other: Food Production
- Support organization: Nutrient Management
- Other: Nutrient Management
- Research / Consulting
Regulations and Public Policy
- Advocacy organization
- Goal 4: Options for farmers to reduce their production expenses will be widely disseminated and utilized.
- Goal 5: Agricultural lands and soils will be available, affordable, and conserved for future generations of farmers and to meet the needs of Vermont’s food system.
- Goal 7: Local food production—and sales of local food—for all types of markets will increase.
- Goal 8: Vermont’s dairy industry is viable and diversified.