Women at Work: Roles expand in farming and forestry

Women at Work: Roles expand in farming and forestry

It’s springtime after a long, snowy winter at Blue Ledge Farm in Leicester, and some of the roads in Addison County are flooded. A nearby farmer has bought the last spring doeling, but with roads underwater, she hadn’t been able to pick her up. Hannah Sessions,...
A Legacy of Dairy and Farmland Protection in Addison County

A Legacy of Dairy and Farmland Protection in Addison County

For four generations, the families of Stephanie and Seth Pope have farmed near the shore of Lake Champlain in central Addison County. “We grew up working beside our parents,” Stephanie says. “It’s in our blood and we love it.” The Popes run North Wind Acres dairy on...
Organic Dairy Farmers Conserve Third Farm Property

Organic Dairy Farmers Conserve Third Farm Property

George “Jeep” and JoAnne Madison operate the organic Madison Dairy Farm in Shoreham, together with their son, Will. A few years ago, they purchased a nearby farm from the Wagner family, which they now use to grow hay for their herd of 80 milking cows. Having...
Hosley Hill Farm Takes Root in Danby and Mt. Tabor

Hosley Hill Farm Takes Root in Danby and Mt. Tabor

When Lucy Burch was tasked with settling her parents’ estate in Danby and Mt. Tabor, she struggled with selling their farm. It is a gorgeous 170-acre property, with sweeping views down the Vermont Valley and a historic house and bank barn. Lucy, a long-time farmer and...