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Beginning Farmers

08/07/08 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Jane Lindholm
For beginning farmers who didn't grow up on the family farm, the business of farming can be intimidating to learn. Here in Vermont, several mentoring programs help pair the experts with those just learning the trade. We talk with UVM Extension Associate Professor, Mary Peabody, who directs the Women's Agricultural Network, and with beginning farmer Christine Bourque, of Blue Heron Farm in Grand Isle. (Listen)


Also, former Vermont District Court Judge Shireen Fisher is serving on a specially appointed panel that oversees cases of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We talk with her from Sarajevo about a recent high profile conviction. (Listen)

And, we hear from Cavendish residents who remember Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn. (Listen)


Photo Credit: Jane Lindholm

Related Links

Vermont New Farmer Network Vermont Farm Viability Enhancement Program Blue Heron Farm UVM's Resource Guide for Farmers Women's Agricultural Network Growing Places course (for beginning farmers)
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