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Thursday, April 2, 2015

9th Annual VT Organics Recycling Summit

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: VT Tech College, Randolph Center
Description: Learn about organic residuals to produce compost, energy, and resilient communities. Eight workshops including one on Vermont's Universal Recycling law.

Judd Hall, VTC, Randolph Center.

Admission: $60. Before March 15th: $50

To register: www.regonline.com/VORS2015.

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations contact:vorsummit@gmail.com.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Farmers Market/Local Food Promotion Grant Writing Workshop

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: White River Jct.
Description: WANT $ TO MOVE LOCAL FOOD?

Free Workshop, at USDA Service Center, 28 Farmvu Drive, WRJ., VT.

This is a five-hour grant-writing workshop is designed to help potential applicants understand, develop, and submit their Federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.

Please RSVP. Contact organizer: Hans Estrin (hestrin@uvm.edu, cell: 802 380 2109)

To request a disability related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Hans Estrin at 802.380.2109 or email: hestrin@uvm.edu so we may assist you.

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Animal Slaughter and Processing

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Location: Danby, VT
Description: Smoky House Center, Danby, VT

Contact RAFFL office at 802-417-7096.

Farmers have a diversity of approaches to the slaughtering and processing of their animals and poultry. Hear from Mara Hearst and Evan Proft from Someday Farms and BJ Hathaway for Hathaway Farm about their choices and systems for slaughtering and processing. Discuss what works for you, where you have encountered challenges, what policies and regulations you would like to see changed, etc.

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations contact the RAFFL office at 802-417-7096 for assistance.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Welcoming Customers on your Farm

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Rutland, VT
Description: Welcoming Customers on Your Farm Using Agritourism, Education, and Direct Sales to Increase Farm Profits

Spend Tuesday, April 7 touring a variety of farms in the Rutland region.
On Wednesday, April 8, learn from experts in agritourism, on-farm education, and direct sales -- and share your experiences! Downtown Rutland's Paramount Theater and Community College of Vermont will be the venues for speakers and hands-on workshops.

To register on-line: www.regonline.com/vtagritourism-apr2015-rutland by March 15.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chase at 802-257-7967 or 1-800-571-0668 (toll-free in VT), or email lisa.chase@uvm.edu by March 17 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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Whole Farm Planning Classes

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Extension Office, Berlin
Description: For people with two to 10 years in business.

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014
Fees: $150-$500

For more information: Beth Holtzman, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or beth.holtzman@uvm.edu.

Join other farming women for support and camaraderie learning about whole farm planning. 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.

Additional Notice: We are recruiting one experienced farmer (with 10 or more years of farm management experience) to serve as a mentor for Whole Farm Planning course participants. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out a mentor application or contact Beth Holtzman for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Beth Holtzman at 802-223-2389 x204 so we may assist you.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Welcoming Customers on your Farm

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Rutland, VT
Description: Welcoming Customers on Your Farm Using Agritourism, Education, and Direct Sales to Increase Farm Profits

Spend Tuesday, April 7 touring a variety of farms in the Rutland region.
On Wednesday, April 8, learn from experts in agritourism, on-farm education, and direct sales -- and share your experiences! Downtown Rutland's Paramount Theater and Community College of Vermont will be the venues for speakers and hands-on workshops.

To register on-line: www.regonline.com/vtagritourism-apr2015-rutland by March 15.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chase at 802-257-7967 or 1-800-571-0668 (toll-free in VT), or email lisa.chase@uvm.edu by March 17 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 Transfer Workshops

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: UVM Ext. Office, Brattleboro
Description: Farm Transfer workshops to be held at the UVM Extension office, 130 Austine Drive, Brattleboro. Check out the brochure at - www.uvm.edu/farmtransfer/2015TTFworkshops.pdf.

Fee: $20.00, after April 3, $25.00.

Lunch is provided. The workshops will address family communication, goal setting, retirement, estate planning, taxes, methods to transfer assets, and business organization.

An attorney will speak on wills, trusts, medicaid issues, and other legal issues. There will also be farmer panel discussing how they went about the farm business and farmland transition process.

To request a disability related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Bob Parsons at 802-656-2109 by April 3 so we may assist you.

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Getting Started Growing Hops

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: A UVM Extension New Farmer Project Webinar

Join UVM Extension Agronomy Specialist Heather Darby for a presentation on getting started with hops. We'll cover setting up a trellis system, soil fertility, variety selection, pest management, harvesting, and post-harvest management.

The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To register go to: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1718970247074771201

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Beth Holtzman at 802-223-2389 or 800-866-1632 by April 6 so we may assist you.

For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389 x203.

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Urban Landscape (SOUL) Tree Steward Program

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Middlebury UVM Ext. office
Description: Register now to become a Vermont tree steward.
Course topics include tree biology, health and identification, tools for assessing and understanding trees in your community and the components of a vibrant urban/community forestry program.

The program includes four Wednesday evening classes and one full-day Saturday class, all at the Middlebury UVM Extension office, 23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, VT. Participants are expected to attend all five classes. Saturday, April 18th class will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Early registration $50 (by 2/27), $60 after 2/27
www.vtcommunityforestry.org/get-involved/tree-stewards/2015-soul-program-information

For questions or to request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Elise Shadler at 802-656-2657 or toll free at 1-800-571-0668 or email Elise.Schadler@uvm.edu so that we may assist you.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Farm Transfer Workshops

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: South Burlington
Description: Workshop is being held at the Doubletree Hotel, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT

Fee: $20.00, after April 3, $25.00.

Check out the brochure at www.uvm.edu/farmtransfer/2015TTFworkshops.pdf.

Lunch is provided. The workshops will address family communication, goal setting, retirement, estate planning, taxes, methods to transfer assets, and business organization.

An attorney will speak on wills, trusts, medicaid issues, and other legal issues. There will also be farmer panel discussing how they went about the farm business and farmland transition process.

To request a disability related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Bob Parsons at 802.656.2109 by April 3 so we may assist you.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Growing/Harvesting/Preserving African & Asian Crops Northeast

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: UVM, Lafayette Hall, Rm. L207
Description: Come meet two New American farmers, and learn about the culturally important crops they’ve brought from Africa and Asia to grow here in Vermont. They’re two of the growers featured in the new "Global Food, Local Food: Guide to Growing, Harvesting & Preserving African & Asian Crops in the Northeast," published by the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the New Farms for New Americans Program of the Association of Africans Living in Vermont.

The Guide was published to help Northeastern farmers and gardeners adapt important crops of world cultures into the local food system to be grown successfully for market, food and/or medicine. The Guide is available for free download at www.uvm.edu/~susagctr/?Page=resources/index.php#books.

To request a disability related accommodation to participate in this progrm, please contact: Cheryl Herrick 802-656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu so we may assist you.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

VT Commission on Women - Women's Day at the State House

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: State House, Montpelier, VT
Description: Equal Pay Day!

This year we’re combining some of the elements of Women’s Visibility Day with Equal Pay Day. Our morning will begin with refreshments in the State House cafeteria sponsored by Vermont Federation of Business and Professional Women with the League of Women Voters of Vermont. VCW will be in the card room for the day with displays of our materials and those of our Advisory Council members. We’ll be giving away our new Equal Pay pins and enjoying some time with policymakers. We’ll join the Governor at a proclamation signing ceremony and press conference in his ceremonial office at 10 am. The Equal Pay Day resolution will be read on the House floor at the start of the day’s session. Please let us know if you can join us, and if you can, please plan to wear red as a symbol of women being “in the red” due to the gender wage gap.

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations please contact the VT State House

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mechanization and Tractor Education for Beginning Farmers

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Description: Webinars: March 18, April 1 & April 15, 10:30 a.m.
Learn more and register online: blog.uvm.edu/groundwk/2015-program/webinar-series/

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Beth Holtzman at beth.holtzman@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389 by: March 1 for the webinars.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Craft Beverage Production: Capital, Production, Distribution

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ctr. for Ag. Economy, Hardwick
Description: CAE/SBDC Workshop Series

For more information: Contact Daniel Keeney
Daniel@hardwickagriculture.org, 802-462-5362 or visit www.vtsbdc.org to register

Free and Open to the Public

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations to participate please contact the Center for Ag. Economy at 802-462-5362.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nutgrowers Meeting

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Liberty, NY
Description: Spring meeting of the NY Nut Growers Association at the Sullivan County Cornell Cooperative Extension office, 64 Ferndale Loomis Road, Liberty, NY. Afternoon session will be held at Forestburgh, NY (about a half hour drive from Liberty).

For a list of presenters, information about local accommodations, driving directions and registration information: www.nynga.org.

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations please contact sproutnut@aol.com.

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Urban Landscape (SOUL) Tree Steward Program

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Middlebury UVM Ext. office
Description: Register now to become a Vermont tree steward.
Course topics include tree biology, health and identification, tools for assessing and understanding trees in your community and the components of a vibrant urban/community forestry program.

The program includes four Wednesday evening classes and one full-day Saturday class, all at the Middlebury UVM Extension office, 23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, VT. Participants are expected to attend all five classes. Saturday, April 18th class will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Early registration $50 (by 2/27), $60 after 2/27
www.vtcommunityforestry.org/get-involved/tree-stewards/2015-soul-program-information

For questions or to request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Elise Shadler at 802-656-2657 or toll free at 1-800-571-0668 or email Elise.Schadler@uvm.edu so that we may assist you.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Whole Farm Planning Classes

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Washington County
Description: For people with two to 10 years in business.

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014
Fees: $150-$500

For more information: Beth Holtzman, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or beth.holtzman@uvm.edu.

Join other farming women for support and camaraderie learning about whole farm planning. 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.

Additional Notice: We are recruiting one experienced farmer (with 10 or more years of farm management experience) to serve as a mentor for Whole Farm Planning course participants. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out a mentor application or contact Beth Holtzman for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Beth Holtzman at 802-223-2389 x204 so we may assist you.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Tractor Safety Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: VTC, Randolph Center, VT
Description: To be held at the VT Tech Dairy Farm off Water St., Randolph Center.

Fee of $65 includes classroom work and safety demonstrations, plus hands-on tractor driving instructions. $5 discount for each additional registration from the same farm or family.

Course is open to all ages 14 and over, however, the course targets 14 and 15 years olds who need training certificate to operate tractors.

To register: www.vtc.edu/tractor-safety or call Eva Loomis at 802-728-1534.

Anyone requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate should contact Liz Kenton at ekenton@uvm.edu or 802.257-7967, ext. 308 or 800-571-0668 by April 22, 2015.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Whole Farm Planning Classes

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Washington County
Description: For people with two to 10 years in business.

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014
Fees: $150-$500

For more information: Beth Holtzman, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or beth.holtzman@uvm.edu.

Join other farming women for support and camaraderie learning about whole farm planning. 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.

Additional Notice: We are recruiting one experienced farmer (with 10 or more years of farm management experience) to serve as a mentor for Whole Farm Planning course participants. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out a mentor application or contact Beth Holtzman for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Beth Holtzman at 802-223-2389 x204 so we may assist you.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tractor Safety Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: VTC, Randolph Center, VT
Description: To be held at the VT Tech Dairy Farm off Water St., Randolph Center.

Fee of $65 includes classroom work and safety demonstrations, plus hands-on tractor driving instructions. $5 discount for each additional registration from the same farm or family.

Course is open to all ages 14 and over, however, the course targets 14 and 15 years olds who need training certificate to operate tractors.

To register: www.vtc.edu/tractor-safety or call Eva Loomis at 802-728-1534.

Anyone requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate should contact Liz Kenton at ekenton@uvm.edu or 802.257-7967, ext. 308 or 800-571-0668 by April 22, 2015.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

17th Annual National Value Added Agriculture Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Austin, Texas
Description: The conference addresses food security, rural development, and value added agriculture.

Conference participants will also have the opportunities to visit U.S Foods’s amazing LEED-certified facility in Buda and Whole Foods flagship store in Lamar, and tour two famous urban farms in Austin: Agua Dulce Farm and Springdale farm.

Deadline for registration is 5:00 pm April 27, 2015. Registration fee for regular attendee is $200 which will cover meetings, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 coffee breaks, a reception, and a banquet.

For more information about the conference and conference registration, please visit website : www.agmrc.org/national-value-added-agriculture-conference/

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations, please use the website listed above.





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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Whole Farm Planning Classes

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Washington County
Description: For people with two to 10 years in business.

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014
Fees: $150-$500

For more information: Beth Holtzman, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or beth.holtzman@uvm.edu.

Join other farming women for support and camaraderie learning about whole farm planning. 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.

Additional Notice: We are recruiting one experienced farmer (with 10 or more years of farm management experience) to serve as a mentor for Whole Farm Planning course participants. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out a mentor application or contact Beth Holtzman for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Beth Holtzman at 802-223-2389 x204 so we may assist you.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Digital Marketing

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ctr. for Ag. Economy, Hardwick
Description: CAE/SBDC Workshop Series

For more information: Contact Daniel Keeney
Daniel@hardwickagriculture.org, 802-462-5362 or visit www.vtsbdc.org to register

Free and Open to the Public

This event is posted by UMV as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations to participate in this event please contact the Center for Ag. Economy at 802-462-5362.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Food Safety: ServSafe Certification Class

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Ctr. for Ag. Economy, Hardwick
Description: To register: Contact Daniel Keeney
Daniel@hardwickagriculture.org, 802-462-5362

$130 Entry Fee

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations to participate in this event please contact the Center for Ag. Economy at 802-462-5362.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Becoming an Outdoor Family 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Groton, VT
Description: Becoming an Outdoor Family at Stillwater State Park in Groton, Vermont!
Starting on March 16, click here to register for this event: www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1690476. For more information and all the class descriptions, check out the Program Brochure on the website at www.uvm.edu/extension/outdoorfamily.

Request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Gail Makuch at 802-257-7967 x 301 or 1-800-278-5480 (toll-free in Vermont.) by April 30, 2015 so we may assist you.
Phone: 802-257-7967 or 1-800-278-5480 (toll-free in Vermont)

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