The Farming Project (1994-2000)

A nine part series on the history of Vermont farming, its importance in the development of the state, the practical and public policy issues facing Vermonters today, and a celebration of the Vermont farmer. The series began with an overview of the history of Vermont agriculture, continued with four programs on farming in Vermont, and concluded with a series of four "town meetings".

Video thumbnail: From The Archives Farming Project #2: Troubled Harvest: The People

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Farming Project #2: Troubled Harvest: The People

How Vermont farmers respond to the demands and stresses of farming.

Farming Project #2: Troubled Harvest: The People

Video thumbnail: From The Archives Farming Project #3: Troubled Harvest: the Market

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Farming Project #3: Troubled Harvest: the Market

Vermont farmers, especially dairy farmers, face a tightening and more complex marketplace.

Farming Project #3: Troubled Harvest: the Market

Video thumbnail: From The Archives The Farming Project #4: Troubled Harvest: the Tools

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The Farming Project #4: Troubled Harvest: the Tools

Influence of science and technology on the changing face of agriculture in Vermont.

The Farming Project #4: Troubled Harvest: the Tools

Video thumbnail: From The Archives The Farming Project #5: Troubled Harvest: the Future

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The Farming Project #5: Troubled Harvest: the Future

Future of Vermont agriculture, especially dairy farms, in the face of changing markets

The Farming Project #5: Troubled Harvest: the Future

Video thumbnail: From The Archives The Farming Project #6: Town Meeting on the Human Toil in Ag

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The Farming Project #6: Town Meeting on the Human Toil in Ag

Vermont "town meeting" discussing: whether it's possible to make a living at farming

The Farming Project #6: Town Meeting on the Human Toil in Ag

Video thumbnail: From The Archives The Farming Project #7: Town Meeting on Markets / Marketing

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The Farming Project #7: Town Meeting on Markets / Marketing

A "town meeting" discussing: federal government pricing policies, the role of dairy co-ops

The Farming Project #7: Town Meeting on Markets / Marketing

Video thumbnail: From The Archives The Farming Project #8: Town Meeting on Science and Tech

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The Farming Project #8: Town Meeting on Science and Tech

A "town meeting" discussing trends in genetics, pollution control, the use of BST in milk.

The Farming Project #8: Town Meeting on Science and Tech

Video thumbnail: From The Archives The Farming Project #9: Town Meeting on the Future of Ag

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The Farming Project #9: Town Meeting on the Future of Ag

A "town meeting" discussing tapping the Vermont image, establishing niche markets...

The Farming Project #9: Town Meeting on the Future of Ag

Video thumbnail: From The Archives The Farming Project #10: Our Farmers: Eight Years Later

From The Archives

The Farming Project #10: Our Farmers: Eight Years Later

The experiences of six farm families eight years after original farming series.

The Farming Project #10: Our Farmers: Eight Years Later