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Conferences and Events

View this page for upcoming Events as well as conference proceedings of past events.

New and Recent Events

2018 Nutrient Management Planning (NMP) classes are scheduled for January and February 2018.  Contact Susan Brouillette for questions or information, 802.524.6501 or  Class locations are Craftsbury, St. Albans, WRJ, Middlebury and Rutland.

2018 9th Annual Hop Conference – scheduled for Friday, February 16, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington Vermont (formerly the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center).  More details to follow.  2018 Hop Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities are available  (click for further information).  Conference registration is open at

2018 No-Till Cover Crop Symposium – scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2018 at The Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.  View for more details.

2018 8th Annual Organic Dairy Producers Conference – scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Vermont Technical College.  More details to follow.

2018 14th Annual Grain Growers Conference – scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018 at The Essex Resort & Spa.  More details to follow.


Past 2017 Events

Monday, July 31, West Danville, VT. Organic Dairy Transition – Developing a Grazing System.

Wednesday, August 30, Randolph Ctr, VT. Pasture Management – Recovery After a Drought

Tuesday, September 12, Vernon, VT. Organic Dairy Forage Management – Corn Silage and Weed Control

PAST 2016 Events
A Fall Look at Cover Crops (click to view flyer).
Tuesday, October 25: Farr Farms, Richmond. Hosted by UVM Extension, Chuck Farr and Ashley Farr and families.
Wednesday, October 26: Foote Brook Farm, Johnson. Hosted by UVM Extension Veg & Berry Program and Tony Lehouillier and family.
Thursday, October 27: A Tour of Farms in St. Albans Bay. Hosted by UVM Extension and area St. Albans Bay farmers.
Friday, October 28: Borderview Research Farm, Alburgh. Hosted by UVM Extension and Roger & Claire Rainville.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – Grains & Dry Beans in Vermont at Morningstar Meadows Farm in Glover, VT. The Johnson’s and UVM Extension shared information about heirloom variety assessment, understanding disease and insect issues, and developing planting date and seeding rate recommendations, as well as dry bean seed saving, proper harvesting, cleaning, and storage techniques.

  • 2016 Summer Organic Dairy Series – Together, NOFA-VT and UVM Extension offered four on-farm workshops on organic dairy farms. View our Organic Dairy Series brochure for details. Dates and topics include:
    – 8/4/16, Integrating Irrigation into your Grazing System, Elysian Fields, Shoreham, VT
    – 8/16/16, Calf Care, Herd Health, and Farm Management with Dr. Guy Jodarski, Franklin Farm, Guilford, VT
    – 8/17/16, Calf Care, Herd Health, and Farm Management with Dr. Guy Jodarski, Bitter Sweet Valley Farm, East Fairfield, VT
    – 9/8/16, Organic Dairy – Infrastructure and Pasture Management, Deberville Dairy, Washington, VT

Thursday, September 1, 2016 – Successfully Starting a Hop Yard at Homestead Hops in Starksboro, VT. Kathleen and Kelly Norris shared information about the investments, challenges, and experiences in starting a hop yard. Highlights include an irrigation pond, fertilizing and equipment (including air blast sprayer and newly built hop oast).

Thursday, August 18, 2016 – Hopping and Milling About at Four Star Farms in Northfield, MA. We had a great day talking about hops and touring yards. We had a demo of Four Star Farms hop harvester as well as UVM’s Hopster 5P harvester. After lunch, we talked about grains processing from field to flour.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Conservation Farm Practices in the Bay at Bess View Farm in St. Albans Bay. Join NWCS, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Bessette’s at their Brady Farm site located at 70 Lord Road, Swanton to learn how farmers are applying conservation practices to improve water quality in the St. Albans Bay.

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