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Highgate Farmer Presents at Middlebury College

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

In January, farmers Matt Choiniere (Highgate) and Steve Schubart (Charlotte) gave a guest lecture to the Middlebury College class Food, Farms, Future: Vermont. Through the course, 36 students explored the history, present and possible futures of VT agriculture. “Listening to Matt and Steve talk about the ways that farming cows can actually be part of the solution to climate change was so different from the narrative that I have been exposed to for most of my life,” reflected Kate Kenny, from New York City. “I, and many of my peers, have never really been exposed to farming [and didn’t] really understand the differences that different practices can have on the environment.” The farmers were glad to make the connection too. Choiniere reflected, “I had a lot of fun. They were an easy group to talk to and I was very happy with all of the questions they had!”

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