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Success Story

Advance Payment Helps Extend the Season

By Amy Overstreet, USDA
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 A woman stands near strawberry plants.

Meet Alisha Utter and Kyle Bowley, of Arbor Farmstead in Grand Isle, Vermont. Their seven-acre veganic farm grows diversified perennial fruit alongside restorative woodland.

Alisha and Kyle worked with their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service staff to install two high tunnels through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. High tunnels are an increasingly popular conservation practice for farmers, especially in cold weather climates, like Vermont, where growing conditions and relatively short growing seasons can be challenging. 

Read the story to learn more about Utter and Bowley's farm.

Download "Advance Payment Helps Extend the Season" as a PDF.

This story is part of the #Fridaysonthefarm series. Browse the full collection.

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