Dairy Farm Conserved in Derby

Dairy Farm Conserved in Derby

Brad and Gislaine Judd own a dairy near the northernmost exit of Interstate 91 in Vermont. Their 230-cow operation is split between two farm properties in the Town of Derby: their home farm on Herrick Road, which houses their dry cows and heifers, and a nearby farm on...
Farmer to Farmer: Six Generations on a Newport Farm

Farmer to Farmer: Six Generations on a Newport Farm

In the early 1800s, the Wright family moved from England to St. Johnsbury. In 1837, George Wright, one of nine sons, bought a large tract of land in Newport Town because it featured an overflowing spring. He built a cabin near it, and later, a barn and a house. Soon...
Conservation Helps Farm Transition in Barton

Conservation Helps Farm Transition in Barton

Tina Durrance and Pete Decker started an organic dairy in Barton 10 years ago. As their business began to outgrow their farm, they decided to scale-up by working with VLT’s Farmland Access Program to buy a 570-acre conserved farm in Morgan that was being sold by...
A Hardwick Tale of Goats, Garlic, and Conservation

A Hardwick Tale of Goats, Garlic, and Conservation

For generations, healers have relied upon garlic’s medicinal properties to cure infections, repel parasites, and enhance immunity. Similarly, goat’s milk has long been revered for its nutritious properties and easy digestibility. “They’re two of the most powerful...