Heather Darby is an agronomist at the University of Vermont Extension and leads the eOrganic Dairy Team. She received her M.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Agronomy and her Ph.D. in Horticulture at Oregon State University.
Heather was raised on a dairy farm in northern Vermont and, with her husband, is the sixth generation to operate the family farm which currently provides organic vegetables sold directly to customers as well as a custom grazing operation.
Heather's practical farm and academic experiences have compelled her to focus her work on sustainable agriculture and promotion of environmental stewardship of the land. To that end, she has developed applied research and outreach programs in the areas of fuel, forage, and grain production systems in the Northeast.
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