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Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Break

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Break

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Break

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Maple Conference - Bellows Falls

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: Bellow Falls High School, 406 High School Road, Bellows Falls, VT 05101. Registration: $20 VMSMA member/family/employee; $15 youth; $30 non-VMSMA member. Contact: Tim Wilmot, UVM Extension Maple Specialist, Proctor Maple Research Center, P.O. Box 233, Harvey Road, Underhill Center, VT 05490; email timothy.wilmot@uvm.edu or call 802-899-9926 To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Mary Croft at 802-763-7435 by 12/18/2014 so we may assist you. Visit vermontmaple.org/vermont-maple-conferences to register online. Printable agenda and registration form available at www.uvm.edu/extension/maple. Sponsored by UVM Extension and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Berlin Extension Office
Description: Beginning women farmers (those with 2-10 years running a farming business) in Vermont can learn more about whole farm planning in a program developed specifically for women.

Application Deadline: Nov. 13, 2014
Fees: $150-$500

Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid.

For more information and registration form visit: www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=classes/basb.html&SM=classes/sub-menu.html

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, or for more information, contact Heidi Krantz at heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389 x203.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Building a Sustainable Business

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Berlin Ext Office or Webinar
Description: The Building a Sustainable Business course guides participants through developing a business plan for farm businesses. This class is designed for people who have completed Growing Places and/or who have at least one year of commercial production experience and production/financial records of their own.

Early registration deadline: Nov. 12, 2014; Cost: $110
Standard registration deadline: Nov. 26, 2014, Cost: $150
Registrations received after Nov. 26, 2014 will be subject to a $50 late fee.

Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid. For more information and registration form visit: www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=classes/basb.html&SM=classes/sub-menu.html. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, or for more information, contact Heidi Krantz at heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389 x203.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Growing Places - A class for aspiring farmers and start-ups

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online Sessions
Description: Early registration: $110; Deadline: Dec. 1 , 201 4
Standard registration: $150; Deadline: Dec. 21 , 201 4.
Registrations received after Dec. 21 will be subject to a $50 late fee.

For individuals who are considering starting an agriculture or natural resource based business, but who aren't sure where to start.

Designed to help participants:
-develop a comprehensive goal statement which will help in the business planning process explore and evaluate -opportunities and resources
-develop familiarity with state and federal agriculture programs

For more information contact Heidi Krantz 802-223-2389 x 203 heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x 203 by December 1, 2014 so we may assist you.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Maple Conference-Middlebury

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Ave, Middlebury, VT 05753. Registration with meal: $25 by 1/10/15; $35 at door; Without meal $10 by 1/10/15; $20 at door . Checks payable to: ACSMA. Return to Barb Rainville, Sec/Treas. ACSMA 598 Browns Rd, Lincoln, VT 05443. For more information contact: Moe Rheaume ACSMA President, 802-352-4556 or Barb Rainville 802-453-5797. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Moe Rheaume at 802-352-4556 by January 10th, 2014 so we may assist you. Sponsored by the Addison County Sugarmakers Association.

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Growing Places - A class for aspiring farmers and start-ups

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online Sessions
Description: Early registration: $110; Deadline: Dec. 1 , 201 4
Standard registration: $150; Deadline: Dec. 21 , 201 4.
Registrations received after Dec. 21 will be subject to a $50 late fee.

For individuals who are considering starting an agriculture or natural resource based business, but who aren't sure where to start.

Designed to help participants:
-develop a comprehensive goal statement which will help in the business planning process explore and evaluate -opportunities and resources
-develop familiarity with state and federal agriculture programs

For more information contact Heidi Krantz 802-223-2389 x 203 heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x 203 by December 1, 2014 so we may assist you.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Post-Harvest Handling of Vegetable Crops

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Lake Morey Inn and Resort, 1 Clubhouse Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045 (800) 423-1211. Registration by January 17, 2015 $40 for Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association (VVBGA) Members, $50 for non-members. Add $10 for at-the-door registration. VBGA membership form: www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/VV&BGA/VVBGA_membership_form.pdf Agenda: www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/meetings/PostHarvestConference2015.pdf Contact: Vern Grubinger, UVM Extension, 130 Austine Drive, Suite 300, Brattleboro, VT 05301-7040; 802-257-7967 or 800-278-5480 x303; vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu. Register online at 2015vvbga.eventbrite.com. To request a disability-related accommodation to attend this event, please contact Vern Grubinger at 802-257-7967 or 800-278-5480 x303 prior to January 12, 2015 so we may assist you.

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Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Berlin Extension Office
Description: Beginning women farmers (those with 2-10 years running a farming business) in Vermont can learn more about whole farm planning in a program developed specifically for women.

Application Deadline: Nov. 13, 2014
Fees: $150-$500

Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid.

For more information and registration form visit: www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=classes/basb.html&SM=classes/sub-menu.html

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, or for more information, contact Heidi Krantz at heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389 x203.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association Annual Meeting

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
Description: Lake Morey Inn and Resort, 1 Clubhouse Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045 (800) 423-1211. Registration by January 17, 2015 $40 for Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association (VVBGA) Members, $50 for non-members. Add $10 for at-the-door registration. Contact: Vern Grubinger, UVM Extension, 130 Austine Drive, Suite 300, Brattleboro, VT 05301-7040; 802-257-7967 or 800-278-5480 x303; vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu. Agenda: www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/meetings/AnnualMeeting2015.pdf. Register online at 2015vvbga.eventbrite.com. VVBGA membership form: www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/VV&BGA/VVBGA_membership_form.pdf To request a disability-related accommodation to attend this event, please contact Vern Grubinger at 802-257-7967 or 800-278-5480 x303 prior to January 12, 2015 so we may assist you.

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Building a Sustainable Business

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Berlin Ext Office or Webinar
Description: The Building a Sustainable Business course guides participants through developing a business plan for farm businesses. This class is designed for people who have completed Growing Places and/or who have at least one year of commercial production experience and production/financial records of their own.

Early registration deadline: Nov. 12, 2014; Cost: $110
Standard registration deadline: Nov. 26, 2014, Cost: $150
Registrations received after Nov. 26, 2014 will be subject to a $50 late fee.

Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid. For more information and registration form visit: www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=classes/basb.html&SM=classes/sub-menu.html. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, or for more information, contact Heidi Krantz at heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389 x203.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Maple Conference-Hyde Park

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: Lamoille Union High School, 736 Vermont 15, Hyde Park, VT 05655. Registration: $20 VMSMA member/family/employee; $15 youth; $30 non-VMSMA member. Contact: Tim Wilmot, UVM Extension Maple Specialist, Proctor Maple Research Center, P.O. Box 233, Harvey Road, Underhill Center, VT 05490; email timothy.wilmot@uvm.edu or call 802-899-9926 To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Mary Croft at 802-763-7435 by 1/8/2014 so we may assist you. Visit vermontmaple.org/vermont-maple-conferences to register online. Printable agenda and registration form available at www.uvm.edu/extension/maple. Sponsored by UVM Extension and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Growing Places - A class for aspiring farmers and start-ups

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online Sessions
Description: Early registration: $110; Deadline: Dec. 1 , 201 4
Standard registration: $150; Deadline: Dec. 21 , 201 4.
Registrations received after Dec. 21 will be subject to a $50 late fee.

For individuals who are considering starting an agriculture or natural resource based business, but who aren't sure where to start.

Designed to help participants:
-develop a comprehensive goal statement which will help in the business planning process explore and evaluate -opportunities and resources
-develop familiarity with state and federal agriculture programs

For more information contact Heidi Krantz 802-223-2389 x 203 heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x 203 by December 1, 2014 so we may assist you.

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