Farming in Franklin County: Cover cropping takes center stage

Farmers, UVM experts tour Sheldon dairy

By Elaine Ezerins

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SHELDON — Farmers, folks from the Agency of Agriculture and others interested in sustainable farming toured Machia & Sons Dairy farm in Sheldon Wednesday, learning about cover crops, buffers and other agriculture practices that can improve water quality.

The first matter of business involved jumping on a bus and driving around the back roads of Sheldon to see the agronomic practices put in place by Machia & Sons Dairy as well as other farmers in the area.

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