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UVM Extension - Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team
802-388-4969 x347
23 Pond Lane, Suite 3
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

The Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team is a group of UVM Extension professionals and their partners working to provide technical assistance to Vermont Farmers in the Lake Champlain Watershed. We strive to bring you research-based knowledge that has practical applications on your farm, and address many production related issues associated with water quality and farm profitability.


Name Title Phone
Kirsten Workman
Agronomy Outreach Specialist 802-388-4969 x347
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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.


  • Farm Inputs
    • Support organization: Farm Inputs
  • Food Production
    • Support organization: Food Production
  • Nutrient Management
    • Support organization: Nutrient Management
  • Education
    • Colleges / Universities
    • Research / Consulting
  • Business Planning and Technical Assistance
    • Production / Processing technical assistance


Technical Assistance, Education, Research