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.