View this page for upcoming Events as well as conference proceedings of past events.
2015 Winter Conferences
Thursday, February 19, 2015 – 2015 No-Till and Cover Crop Symposium at the Sheraton in Burlington, VT.
Friday, February 20, 2015 – 6th Annual Hops Conference at the Sheraton in Burlington, VT. See our detailed Agenda.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – Winter Meeting at Champlain Valley Equipment in St. Albans, VT. Hosted by NWCS and Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC). Topics to include new cover crop seeding equipment, update on NWCS research including no-till results and precision feed management, FNLC tile drainage project, legislative updates, and more. Call or email Susan Brouillette to sign up, 802-524-6501 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference at VT Technical College in Randolph, VT.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 11th Annual Grain Growers Conference at The Essex in Essex, VT.
PAST – 2014 Summer and Fall Events
A Fall Look at Cover Crops – FREE EVENTS, view our event flyer for more information.
Dates in Franklin County.
Monday, Nov. 10, 1pm to 3pm, A Tour of farms on St. Albans Bay
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1pm to 3pm, Cover Crop trials at Borderview Research Farm, Alburgh, VT
Dates in Addison and Chittenden Counties.
Friday, Oct. 31, 1pm to 3pm, Pouliot Farm, 1478 VT Route 128, Westford, VT
Thursday, Nov. 6, 1pm to 3pm, Vorsteveld Farm, 1/3 mile East of Panton Village on Panton Rd.
Friday, Nov. 7, 1pm to 3pm, 6147 VT Route 116, Starksboro, VT
July 10—Farms Protecting Water Quality, Tour of farms in Franklin County and a camp on Lake Carmi
View a wonderful slide show of the tour done by Denise Smith of FNLC.
July 24th—Annual Northwest Crops & Soils Field Day, Feeding the Soil, the Plants and the Community, Borderview Research Farm, Alburgh, VT
July 29th—Cover Crops & Pollinators, The Farm Between, Jeffersonville, VT
August 5th—Dry Beans and Grains, Morningstar Meadows Farm, Glover, VT
Summer Organic Dairy Series, Making the Most of Your Forages
July 18th—Grazing, Summer Annuals and No Grain Organic Dairy Production, Beidler Family Farm, Randolph, VT
August 19th—Summer Annuals, Irrigation and Cow Health, Fournier Farm, Swanton, VT
August 28th—Soils, Foliar Sprays and Nutrient Dense Forages, Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT
Sep. 9th—Crop Diversification, Hay in a Day, and Robotic Milkers and Grazing, No. Hardwick Dairy, Hardwick, VT
Past Conference Proceedings and Materials
10th Annual Grain Growers Conference — March 13, 2014
“Grow it Here”
2014 Annual Oilseed Producers Workshop — March 3, 2014
See the conference presentations at: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/oilseeds#proceedings.
5th Annual Vermont Hops Conference — February 27, 2014
Online proceedings for the the 5th Annual Vermont Hops Conference are available for $25 and include both video recordings and PDFs of all presentations. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus at: http://campus.extension.org. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email. Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings by going to http://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=986. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.
2014 Northwest Crop, Soil & Dairy Meeting — January 21, 2014
- Gary Bergstrom, Cornell University, NY. Corn and Soybean Diseases in the Northeast
- Sid Bosworth, UVM Agronomist, VT. Meadow Fescue in Vermont
- Kurt Cotanch, Miners Institute, NY. Researching the Forage-Cow Interface
- Steve Woodruff, NRCS Agronomist, NC. Understanding Soil Health