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Monday, March 10, 2014

Junior Iron Chefs

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Newark Street School, 1448 Newark Street, Newark, VT 05871. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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EFNEP After-School Program

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Description: C.P. Smith Elementary School, 332 Ethan Allen Parkway, Burlington, VT 05408. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Practical Produce Safety Plan Workshop

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Rutland
Description: Registration is free.
Location: Rutland Regional Planning Commission, 3rd floor, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT

UVM Extension’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture, with support from the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program, will offer five full day workshops on practical food safety for small and diversified farms who market directly and locally.

For more information, and to register for this workshop:

Online: visit www.eventbrite.com/e/practical-produce-safety-plan-workshop-rutland-tickets-10521717741?aff=eorg

By phone: call Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459

To request a scholarship or disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Ginger Nickerson at (802) 505-8189 or gnickers@uvm.edu, by two weeks before the workshop you want to attend so we may assist you.

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Whole Farm Planning for Women Beginning Farmers

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lamoille County, VT
Description: The course will cover a wide range of topics including how to create a values-based farm mission, improve leadership and communication skills and use management tools such as business planning and marketing strategies to increase farm profitability. Participants also will learn about the whole farm decision analysis process, time management, land and infrastructure planning, soil fertility and integration of livestock on the farm.

Applications for this course are now being accepted through November 15. Space is limited to 17 qualified participants. Full and partial scholarships are available to cover the registration fee, which is on a sliding scale of $150 to $500. An online application form may be found at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Click on "Classes."

For additional information and questions, contact Jessie Schmidt, 802-223-2389 x203, newfarmer@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Jessie Schmidt at 802-223-2389x203 or 866-860-1382 by November 15, 2013 so we may assist you.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

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Farm Finance Office Hours

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Extension, Morrisville
Description: Work one-on-one with farmers on your finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for a 1 - 1 1/2 hour private meeting.

Registration fee: $15.00; sessions scheduled by appointment.

Managers should bring their most recent financial statements, either internal accounting/budget statements for the farm or the IRS Schedule F for the most recent year (AND a calculator).

To schedule an appointment, please call Christi at 802-223-2389 or mailto:christi.shelrock@uvm.edu

Individuals requesting a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program should contact Christi Sherlock, at 1-866-860-1382, two weeks before your appointment.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

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Around the Table With EFNEP

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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EFNEP After-School Program

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 60 Normand Street, Winooski, VT 05405. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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UVM Extension 2014 Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Interactive Technologies (www.vitlink.org/location) locations: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston. $395 includes all course materials. Register by January 17, 2014. Contact: Lisa Chouinard, UVM Extension Master Gardener Program, 63 Carrigan Drive, 206 Jeffords Hall, Burlington, VT 05405; 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230; master.gardener@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chouinard at 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230 by January 3, 2014 so we may assist you. Visit go.uvm.edu/6o9f- for course information and registration.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Practical Produce Safety Plan Workshop

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bennington
Description: Registration: Free.
Location: Symposium room, CAPA Center, College Drive, Bennington College, Bennington, VT 05201

UVM Extension’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture, with support from the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program, will offer five full day workshops on practical food safety for small and diversified farms who market directly and locally.

For more information, and to register for this workshop:

Online: visit www.eventbrite.com/e/practical-produce-safety-plan-workshop-bennington-tickets-10521705705?aff=eorg

By phone: call Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459

To request a scholarship or disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Ginger Nickerson at (802) 505-8189 or gnickers@uvm.edu, by two weeks before the workshop you want to attend so we may assist you.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

10th Annual Grain Growers Conference

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Essex Resort & Spa
Description: Key note spearker is Jack Lazor co-owner of Butterworks Farm who has been growing grains in Vermont since 1975. Also, learn about small-scale malting. Explore the opportunity of growing malt grains. Learn about using grains to teach Life Skills and about growing a variety of dry beans.
The Essex Resort and Spa, 70 Essex Way, Essex VT 05452
Registration fee NGGA Members: $40.00
Non-NGGA Members: $45.00
Please register by March 10, 2014 at www.uvm.edu/extension/grainconference
or call Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or in Vermont 1-800-639-2130

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Ground Work: Tractor Skills & Farm Mechanization Decision Making

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online & 1 hands-on day in Essex
Description: Effective Strategies for Teaching Tractor Skills and Farm Mechanization Decision Making

A new professional development (train-the-trainer) program to prepare and support agricultural educators, farmers, and farm service providers to deliver farm mechanization and tractor education to beginning farmers, farm workers, and apprentices throughout the Northeast.

The hands-on training is May 21st or 22nd (trainee choice), in Essex Junction, VT.

Registration Deadline: December 20th, 2013

Thanks to a grant from the Northeast SARE Professional Development Program, there is no tuition cost to participate. However, participants are expected to cover travel expenses to attend the hands-on, in-person training day in Essex Junction, Vermont. Lodging will be provided as needed.

On-line application: tinyurl.com/tractor-ed

For more information: contact Kristen Mullins at mailto:kristen.mullins@uvm.edu or 802.656.2034.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kristen Mullins at 802-656-2034 by December 20, 2013 so we may assist you.

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Book-in-Bag

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 60 Normand Street, Winooski, VT 05404. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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Around the Table With EFNEP

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Description: Independence Place, 140 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Junior Iron Chefs

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Newark Street School, 1448 Newark Street, Newark, VT 05871. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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EFNEP After-School Program

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Description: C.P. Smith Elementary School, 332 Ethan Allen Parkway, Burlington, VT 05408. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Whole Farm Planning (Snow Date)

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lamoille County, VT
Description: The course will cover a wide range of topics including how to create a values-based farm mission, improve leadership and communication skills and use management tools such as business planning and marketing strategies to increase farm profitability. Participants also will learn about the whole farm decision analysis process, time management, land and infrastructure planning, soil fertility and integration of livestock on the farm.

Applications for this course are now being accepted through November 15. Space is limited to 17 qualified participants. Full and partial scholarships are available to cover the registration fee, which is on a sliding scale of $150 to $500. An online application form may be found at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Click on "Classes."

For additional information and questions, contact Jessie Schmidt, 802-223-2389 x203, newfarmer@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Jessie Schmidt at 802-223-2389x203 or 866-860-1382 by November 15, 2013 so we may assist you.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

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Around the Table With EFNEP

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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EFNEP After-School Program

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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UVM Extension 2014 Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Interactive Technologies (www.vitlink.org/location) locations: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston. $395 includes all course materials. Register by January 17, 2014. Contact: Lisa Chouinard, UVM Extension Master Gardener Program, 63 Carrigan Drive, 206 Jeffords Hall, Burlington, VT 05405; 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230; master.gardener@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chouinard at 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230 by January 3, 2014 so we may assist you. Visit go.uvm.edu/6o9f- for course information and registration.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Promoting Safety on Agritourism Farms

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Part 1 in a two-part educational webinar series Agritourism Safety and Liability Management for Extension educators & agricultural service providers interested in agritourism programming. (Part 2 Managing Agritourism Liability will be held on March 26, 2014.)
This webinar is part of a multi-state NESARE-funded project designed to support agricultural educators working in the area of agritourism development. This webinar series focused specifically on strategies and practices farmers can use to minimize farm safety risks and manage liability. Topics will include:
• Identifying and managing potential hazards associated with agritourism operations.
• Components of a farm safety plan for agritourism operations.
• Employee training strategies to reduce risk.
• Communicating potential risks to visitors.
• Developing an on-farm emergency management plan.
Presented by Bill Bamka, Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Moderated by Stephen Komar, Michelle Infante-Casella, Brian Schilling (Rutgers Cooperative Extension); Lisa Chase (University of Vermont)

To Participate: The webinar is free. Visit this link to attend: sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=783&password=M.2F432CAE32D55D5E75998FE4B0EEB1
Once the website opens: 1) Type your nickname in the box. 2) Click login button. 3) Follow on-screen directions. 4) You may join the session up to 30 minutes before the advertised start time.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chase at 802-257-7967 x 301 or 1-800-278-5480 (toll-free in VT) or email lisa.chase@uvm.edu by March 12, 2014 so we may assist you.

Questions? Please contact Brian Schilling at schilling@njaes.rutgers.edu or Stephen Komar at skomar@njaes.rutgers.edu
Funding Acknowledgement: This project was supported by a grant from the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program Award No. ENE11-121, “Development of Extension Programming to Support the Advancement of Agritourism in the Northeast”

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Farm Finance Office Hours

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Rutland Farm Service Agency
Description: Work one-on-one with farmers on your finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for a 1 - 1 1/2 hour private meeting.

Registration fee: $15.00; sessions scheduled by appointment.

Managers should bring their most recent financial statements, either internal accounting/budget statements for the farm or the IRS Schedule F for the most recent year (AND a calculator).

To schedule an appointment, please call Christi at 802-223-2389 or mailto:christi.shelrock@uvm.edu

Individuals requesting a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program should contact Christi Sherlock, at 1-866-860-1382, two weeks before your appointment.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

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Getting Started Growing Small-Grains in New England

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: Presented by Heather Darby, Agronomic and Soils Specialist for the University of Vermont Extension and lead researcher on small grain production systems in Vermont.

Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through. To participate, please go to go.uvm.edu/aemon at about 11:45 a.m EST on March 20, 2014 and click on the webinar title. For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389x203.

If you require accommodations to participate in a webinar, please contact Jessie Schmidt at least seven days before the webinar you want to participate in, so we may assist you. Call 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in VT) or email jessie.schmidt@uvm.edu .

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Book-in-Bag

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 60 Normand Street, Winooski, VT 05404. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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Around the Table With EFNEP

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Description: Independence Place, 140 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Whole Farm Planning for Women Beginning Farmers

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lamoille County, VT
Description: The course will cover a wide range of topics including how to create a values-based farm mission, improve leadership and communication skills and use management tools such as business planning and marketing strategies to increase farm profitability. Participants also will learn about the whole farm decision analysis process, time management, land and infrastructure planning, soil fertility and integration of livestock on the farm.

Applications for this course are now being accepted through November 15. Space is limited to 17 qualified participants. Full and partial scholarships are available to cover the registration fee, which is on a sliding scale of $150 to $500. An online application form may be found at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Click on "Classes."

For additional information and questions, contact Jessie Schmidt, 802-223-2389 x203, newfarmer@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Jessie Schmidt at 802-223-2389x203 or 866-860-1382 by November 15, 2013 so we may assist you.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

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Around the Table With EFNEP

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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EFNEP After-School Program

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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UVM Extension 2014 Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Interactive Technologies (www.vitlink.org/location) locations: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston. $395 includes all course materials. Register by January 17, 2014. Contact: Lisa Chouinard, UVM Extension Master Gardener Program, 63 Carrigan Drive, 206 Jeffords Hall, Burlington, VT 05405; 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230; master.gardener@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chouinard at 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230 by January 3, 2014 so we may assist you. Visit go.uvm.edu/6o9f- for course information and registration.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Transferring the Farm

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: American Legion, 49 Wilson Road, Middlebury, VT 05753. $20 if postmarked by March 19, $25 after that date; registration fee includes lunch, refreshments, workshop packet. Information: Bob Parsons, UVM Extension and Community Development and Applied Economics, 204A Morrill Hall, Burlington, VT 05405-0106; 802-656-2109. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Bob Parsons at 802-656-2109 by March 21, 2014 so we may assist you. Event brochure and registration form available at www.uvm.edu/farmtransfer/.

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Managing Agritourism Liability

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Part 2 in a two-part educational webinar series Agritourism Safety and Liability Management for Extension educators & agricultural service providers interested in agritourism programming.
This webinar is part of a multi-state NESARE-funded project designed to support agricultural educators working in the area of agritourism development. This webinar series focused specifically on strategies and practices farmers can use to minimize farm safety risks and manage liability.

To Participate: The webinar is free. More details and link to webinar will be posted soon.
Once the website opens: 1) Type your nickname in the box. 2) Click login button. 3) Follow on-screen directions. 4) You may join the session up to 30 minutes before the advertised start time.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chase at 802-257-7967 x 301 or 1-800-278-5480 (toll-free in VT) or email lisa.chase@uvm.edu by March 19, 2014 so we may assist you.

Questions? Please contact Brian Schilling at schilling@njaes.rutgers.edu or Stephen Komar at skomar@njaes.rutgers.edu
Funding Acknowledgement: This project was supported by a grant from the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program Award No. ENE11-121, “Development of Extension Programming to Support the Advancement of Agritourism in the Northeast”

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Farm Finance Office Hours

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Extension - Middlebury
Description: Work one-on-one with farmers on your finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for a 1 - 1 1/2 hour private meeting.

Registration fee: $15.00; sessions scheduled by appointment.

Managers should bring their most recent financial statements, either internal accounting/budget statements for the farm or the IRS Schedule F for the most recent year (AND a calculator).

To schedule an appointment, please call Christi at 802-223-2389 or mailto:christi.shelrock@uvm.edu

Individuals requesting a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program should contact Christi Sherlock, at 1-866-860-1382, two weeks before your appointment.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

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Book-in-Bag

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 60 Normand Street, Winooski, VT 05404. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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Around the Table With EFNEP

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Description: Independence Place, 140 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Transferring the Farm

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: Stone Grill Restaurant, 116 Vermont Route 15, Morrisville, VT 05661. $20 if postmarked by March 24, $25 after that date; registration fee includes lunch, refreshments, workshop packet. Information: Bob Parsons, UVM Extension and Community Development and Applied Economics, 204A Morrill Hall, Burlington, VT 05405-0106; 802-656-2109. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Bob Parsons at 802-656-2109 by March 24, 2014 so we may assist you. Event brochure and registration form available at www.uvm.edu/farmtransfer/.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Grow Shiitake Mushrooms on Hardwood Logs Workshop

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Description: Middlebury Union High School,73 Charles Ave., Middlebury, VT

COST: Free

Part of ACORN's Sustainable Living Expo. Learn how to grow shiitake mushrooms for commercial sale or personal use with the Center for Sustainable Agriculture's New Farmer Coordinator Ben Waterman.

CONTACT: For more info on the Expo: acornvt.org/sle2014/. Elizabeth Golden-Pidgeon, Managing Director P.O. Box 65 Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 598-2388 elizabeth@acornvt.org

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Discussion: How to Get More Farmers Onto Good Farmland

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Description: Middlebury Union High School,73 Charles Ave., Middlebury, VT

COST: Free

Part of ACORN's Sustainable Living Expo. A discussion about the issues around farmland access in Vermont, facilitated by the Center for Sustainable Agriculture's New Farmer Coordinator Ben Waterman.

CONTACT: For more info on the Expo: acornvt.org/sle2014/. Elizabeth Golden-Pidgeon, Managing Director P.O. Box 65 Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 598-2388 elizabeth@acornvt.org

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Book In Bag

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Description: St. Johnsbury Elementary School, 257 Western Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Book In Bag

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Description: St. Johnsbury Elementary School, 257 Western Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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Around the Table With EFNEP

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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EFNEP After-School Program

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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UVM Extension 2014 Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Interactive Technologies (www.vitlink.org/location) locations: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston. $395 includes all course materials. Register by January 17, 2014. Contact: Lisa Chouinard, UVM Extension Master Gardener Program, 63 Carrigan Drive, 206 Jeffords Hall, Burlington, VT 05405; 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230; master.gardener@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chouinard at 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230 by January 3, 2014 so we may assist you. Visit go.uvm.edu/6o9f- for course information and registration.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Book-in-Bag

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 60 Normand Street, Winooski, VT 05404. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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Around the Table With EFNEP

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Description: Independence Place, 140 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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