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Amy Overstreet is a South Carolina native now living in Williston, Vermont where she is an outreach specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). She is a 23-year employee of NRCS and enjoys hiking, ballet dancing, reading, and hanging out with her husband Tim and two rotten dogs, Gus and Newton.
aeriel of Marquis Farm Newport Vermont

It Takes a Conservation Partnership

By Amy Overstreet / January 13, 2020

How a small, organic Vermont dairy joined forces with local, state, and federal conservation partners to plan for the future.  Marquis Organic Dairy is located in the Upper Missisquoi Watershed, part of Vermont’s iconic, yet impaired, Lake Champlain Watershed. Just a stone’s throw from the Canadian border, the farm includes just under 250 acres of…

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From Vine to Wine — Vermont Farmer Cultivates Cold Climate Grapevines

By Amy Overstreet / January 14, 2019

Grapevine grower finds conservation success with high tunnels, irrigation, and cover crops. In an industry where winemakers are celebrated, their names etched upon the bottles of wine, it’s the farmers who nurture and grow the contents in that bottle who are the real heroes. And, the Farmer family of Vermont is committed to caring for…

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Stay the Course: Six Generations of Stewardship on the Corse Family Farm

By Amy Overstreet / October 2, 2017

Over the years, the Corse family developed a strong working relationship with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and implemented soil and water conservation practices to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for their dairy operation and herd of 60 grass-fed dairy cows. In a part of the state not considered ideal for farming, they…

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