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VT Featured Farmer Overview

Vermont's Featured Success Story Farms

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Guy Choiniere Family Farm

Guy ChoiniereGuy Choiniere is a third generation farmer on his family farm in Highgate , VT. Guy's farm recently made the transition to organic, and he gets plenty of help from his two children who also work on the farm. NRCS helped Guy solve his waste run-off and cattle lane issues. With the help of NRCS Guy is now doing his part to help keep the river that runs through his property clean.

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 Mimmy Arnstein: Wellspring Farm

Mimmy ArnsteinMimmy Arnstein operates a small community supported agriculture farm in Marshfield , VT. Mimmy deals with approximately 130 families who get their produce from her land each week. NRCS installed tile drainage on Mimmy's property because her soil was not very well drained. She now has over three acres that have been tiled thanks to NRCS' help.

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Patty Hart-Ahonen: Eniskerry Farm

Patty Hart-Ahonen

Patty operates a horse farm in Colchester , VT and was running into problems with the grasses in her pastures. NRCS helped install extensive fencing on her property which allowed her to rest several paddocks and give her quality grasses time and space to grow. NRCS also installed water tubs and pipelines, making her land better for the horses and the environment.

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 Jon Branon: Nestle Nook Farm

John BranonJon is the fifth generation on the family farm in Fairfield , VT which has been in his family for over 100 years. Jon wanted to address the driveways and animal trails on his land as well as his manure pit. NRCS helped redesign his manure pit with a concrete bottom and even did some leachate containment work around his bunker silos.

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