“The real key to sustainable farming, for both plants and people, is collaboration. By building synergistic relationships throughout the food system - farm-to-table, legume-to-grain - we can cultivate a more resilient future for all of us.”
Liz Carlisle

Iroquois Valley Farms, LLC invests in Vilicus
June 2016
Iroquois Valley Farms, LLC, announces its investment in 320 acres of Vilicus Farms land.

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Doug Interviewed on Food Sleuth Radio
February 2016
Doug discusses his conservation-based land ethic for sustainable food production with Melinda Hemmelgarn, RD

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“Just Farmers” or Scientists in Overalls?
December 2015
Doug quoted in Rootstock Blog.

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Counting on Agroecology
November 2015
Photo of Vilicus Farms diverse cropping system and field layout as example of agroecology.

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Farming organically… is one of the most entrepreneurial enterprises anyone can undertake
Fall 2015
Vilicus Farms part of conversation about organic grain shortages in CCOF’s Fall publication.

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Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
September 2015
Vilicus Farms included in a SARE publication

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Vilicus Farms Cultivating the Next Generation of Organic Farmers
March 2015
Vilicus Farms Apprenticeship featured in The Organic & Non-GMO Report

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Vilicus Farms Demonstrates Sustainable Stewardship on a Grand Scale
February 2015
Vilicus Farms ’ sustainable farming and conservation practices featured in ACRES U.S.A. – The Voice of Eco Agriculture

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The Vilicus Farms Story Featured in Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America
January 2015
Friend of Vilicus Farms Liz Carlisle publishes Lentil Underground; the story of Montana’s network of organic farmers who stand together united by lentils.

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Vilicus Farms Growing System Sustainable Despite Variable Climate
2014
Vilicus Farms and some of our organic neighbors are a case study for resilience on the Northern Great Plains. Carlisle, Liz “Diversity, Flexibility, and the resilience effect: lessons from a social-ecological case study of diversified farming in the Northern Great Plains, USA”.

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Back Talk with Doug Crabtree
November 11, 2014
Doug speaks with Vitamin Retailer Magazine about organic farming and the challenges that await the next-generation of organic farmers.

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Doug Named OTA’s 2014 Organic Farmer of the Year
September 17, 2014
Doug is honored recipient of the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Farmer of the Year Award.

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Vilicus Hosts a Farm Tour
June 13, 2014
Supported by the National Center for Appropriate Technologies (NCAT), the Montana Organic Association, the NRCS and Montana Farmers Union Vilicus Farms hosts a Farm Tour focused on cover cropping practices.

NCAT TOUR VIDEO HERE

Partnership with Nature’s Path
May 21, 2014
Nature’s Path, North America’s largest independent organic cereal company, purchases 2,760 acres in Northern Montana and supports Vilicus Farms’ Apprenticeship Program through a unique partnership.

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Partnership with Annie’s Homegrown
January 2014
Annie’s Homegrown announces support of Vilicus Farms Apprenticeship Program.

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Mountain West Voices Radio Features Vilicus Farms Story
September 8, 2013
Clay Scott’s “Showing Up With Your Heart” episode catalogues the Vilicus Farms journey.

LINK TO AUDIO HERE

Anna & Doug Receive National Citizenship Award
February 15, 2013
The Center for Rural Affairs Honors Anna and Doug with a National Citizenship Award for their work in advancing policy to strengthen family farms and rural communities.

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Anna Appointed to Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee
January 2013
Anna appointed to USDA Advisory Committee for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.

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Native Pollinator Conservation Partnership with Xerces Society
January 2013
Working with Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Vilicus seeds conservation buffers to wildflower habitat.

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Conversations from the Field
May 16, 2012
ATTRA Talks to Anna about sustainability, agriculture and Vilicus Farms.

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Anna and Doug Participate in the New Farmer Fly-In
March 2010
Anna and Doug fly to Washington D.C. to discuss beginning farmer and rancher issues with USDA and Congress.

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Vilicus Farms Benefits from NRCS Conservation Programs
2010
Federal Conservation Resources for Sustainable Farming and Ranching guide to federal conservation programs features Vilicus Farms.

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Anna is Featured Member of Alternative Energy Resources Organization
AERO features Anna as a long-time AERO member, past board member and sustainability advocate.

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Organizations We Support

Center for Rura Affairs Montana Organic Association Organic Trade Association Montana Farmers Union National Center for Appropriate Technology The Xerces Society For Invertebrate Conservation

Purchasers Who Support Us

Iroquois Valley Farms Montana Flour and Grains Timeless Seeds, Inc. Montana Milling The Oil Barn Annie's Grain Millers Amaltheia Dairy April Joy Farms Mission Mountain Eggs