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".
The forces and trends that have shaped Vermont's agriculture and the people.
Influence of science and technology on the changing face of agriculture in Vermont.
Future of Vermont agriculture, especially dairy farms, in the face of changing markets
Vermont "town meeting" discussing: whether it's possible to make a living at farming
A "town meeting" discussing: federal government pricing policies, the role of dairy co-ops
A "town meeting" discussing trends in genetics, pollution control, the use of BST in milk.
A "town meeting" discussing tapping the Vermont image, establishing niche markets...
The experiences of six farm families eight years after original farming series.