Begin with the end in mind – The Vermont FFA Convention

The Vermont FFA Association is wrapping up their state FFA convention today. We hope it was fun and inspiring for everyone involved!

Here are some things we bet you didn’t know about agriculture in the Green Mountain State:

 

• Vermont produces a wide variety of crops including: apples, honey, corn, hay, greenhouse & nursery products, Christmas trees, maple syrup, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, eggs and fiber products.


• Dairy represents about 72% of Vermont’s total agricultural economy.
• Vermont is the biggest producer of maple syrup in the United States producing about 36% of the nation’s total output.
• When people think of Vermont, they often think of black and white Holstein cows that give milk. The truth is, you can find most of the world’s major cow breeds in Vermont as well as beef cattle sheep, llamas, alpacas, goats, chickens, turkeys and other rare poultry breeds, and even emus!
• Vermont is world famous for being the home of the Morgan horse breed.

For more information about the Vermont FFA Association, check out their website and Facebook page.

2 comments on “Begin with the end in mind – The Vermont FFA Convention

  1. I have joined the FFA Alumni and receive all the news. I was reminded of being the 1946 Vermont State President. Recieved the American Farmer Award in 1947. I went to the Dairy Farm out of High School. Went into partnership with my Brother and Father. In 1956 after two years in the Army I took over the Farm. In 1950 I became interested in Organic Farming and changed completely in 1953 after working with chemicals and organic.
    With very few experiments and observation of many things it changed my thinking. In 1958 I won the New England in Winter Green Pastures Contest over several hundred chemcal farmers. I had the best roughage and healthest herd the Judges saw on thier 2000 mile journey. I was encouraged to write a book Learned by The Fencepost (Lessons in Orgnaic Farming & Gardening). I can tell of many more example that are in the book. No more space

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