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Conferences and Events

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

New 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. See Agenda. Call or email Susan Brouillette to sign up, 802-524-6501 or
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”

  • Keynote Speaker, Jack Lazor, Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT. The Culture of Grain in Our Culture
  • Heather Darby and Susan Monahan, UVM Extension 2013 Small Grain Research Results
  • Tate McPherson, Aroostook County Maine. Maine Seed Company LLC
  • Andrea Stanley, Valley Malt, MA. Specialty Malts Grain-ing Traction
  • Bruno Vachon, Malterie Frontenac, Quebec. Malting Barley – Local Sources
  • Frank Kutka, Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society Farm Breeding Club, ND. Breeding Better Corn On-Farm
  • Frank Kutka, Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society Farm Breeding Club, ND. What’s New With Specialty Seeds and Grains?
  • Seth Johnson, Morningstar Meadows, Glover, VT. Dry Beans
  • Melanie Hernandez and Beth Ruman, River Moon Farm, Craftsbury Commons, VT. Small-Scale Dry Bean Production.
  • Andrew Heyn and Blair Marvin, Elmore Mountain Bread, Elmore, VT. Elmore Mountain Bread
  • Joe Bossen, Vermont Bean Crafters Company, Waitsfield, VT. Bringing Dry Beans to Market dotted-line-large
  • 2014 Annual Oilseed Producers Workshop — March 3, 2014

    See the conference presentations at:


    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: 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 You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.


    2014 Northwest Crop, Soil & Dairy Meeting — January 21, 2014


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