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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NOFA NY Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Holiday Inn, Syracuse/Liverpool
Description: Save the Date for the NOFA-NY Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference!

NOFA-NY is excited to announce Keynote speaker Neal Kinsey, of Kinsey Agricultural Services, to the 2015 NOFA-NY Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference.

Know Your Soils: You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure

This event is being sponsored by NOFA NY and this listing is provided for informational purposes only. To request disability-related accommodations please contact the Holiday Inn.

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2015 Budget Clinic

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Berlin UVM Extension office
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Mark Cannella is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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Winter Meeting with Friends of Northern Lake Champlain

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Champlain Valley Equip., St A.
Description: 2015 Winter Meeting - planning topics about over-fertilization and feeding too much phosphorus, updated agronomic cost effective practices,the FNLC tile drainage project and UVM Extension research and equipment updates.

Sign up by contacting Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501; 1-800-639-2130 (in VT only) or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu. There is no online registration. Free event with lunch sponsored by Champlain Valley Equipment.

Check the website: www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/2015-Winter-mtg-w-FNLC.pdf for a flyer.

If you need disability related accommodations to participate please contact Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or 1-800-639-2130.

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The How, When & Why of Accessing Business Capital

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: RAFFL Office, Rutland, VT
Description: RAFFL Office, 67 Merchants Row (3rd floor), Rutland, VT

This workshop will offer insight on the specific lending options available for farm and food businesses and what lenders are looking for, as well as help you consider when any why to seek financing. Benneth Phelps, from The Carrot Project will be available for 1-1 consulting to answer individual questions after this workshop. Contact Jen at jen@rutlandfarmandfood.org or 802-417-7096 for more information.

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations please contact Jen at 802-417-7096.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Milk Quality/Mastitis Management Webinars

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: Milk Quality/Mastitis Management webinars (daytime) in CCE Ballston Spa - One program, sessions build up what was previously covered in earlier session. For more information Contact CCE - Herkimer (315) 866-7920, or to register.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

CNY Dairy Day - East

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: CCE, Ballston Spa, NY
Description: March 10th 2015 - CNY Dairy Day – East – at CCE, 50 West High St, Ballston Spa – For more info, contact CCE – Herkimer (315) 866-7920 or to register.

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations to participate please contact Herkimer at (315) 866-7920.

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Whole Farm Planning Classes - Snow Date

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: Heidi Krantz, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or heidi.krantz@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 Heidi Krantz for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x203 so we may assist you.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

VT Organic Dairy Producers Conference

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: VTC, Randolph Ctr., VT
Description: To be held at the Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Vermont.

We are excited about the line up of speakers including our two keynote presenters: Dr. Roger Moon, a veterinary entomologist from the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Guy Jodarski, staff veterinarian at Organic Valley / CROPP.

Register on the conference site at: www.uvm.edu/extension/organicdairy

To guarantee a lunch, please register by no later than March 4, 2015. To request a disability related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Deb Heleba at debra.heleba@uvm.edu or Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu by February 25, 2015 so we may assist you.

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2015 Budget Clinics

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: St. Johnsbury UVM Extension
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Dennis Kauppila is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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Brownbag Lunch Panel: Do We still Need Women's History?

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pavilion Bldg, Montpelier, VT
Description: Celebrate Women’s History Month over lunch by learning from a panel of esteemed historians and scholars addressing questions facing women's history in the 21st century.

This program is free and open to the public, thanks to sponsorship from Clute Wealth Management, the Vermont Commission on Women and co-sponsorship by Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Northfield Savings Bank and Key Bank. Bring a lunch - free dessert and coffee/tea served. More info (802) 828-2180.

This event is being posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations please call 802-828-2180 to participate.

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What Stage is your Business in and What's Next for You?

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: What Stage is Your Business in and What’s Next for You? Steve Paddock, VT Small Business Development Center Advisor will discuss the characteristics of various stages of business growth and the challenges people face during these stages. We will also identify resources and look at preparing for unplanned events.

For more information visit www.uvm.edu/newfarmer, email newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802.223.2389 x203

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

2015 Budget Clinic

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Newport UVM Extension office
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Dennis Kauppila is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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Human Resources: Matching Labor with Business Objectives

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 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 please contact Center for Ag. Economy at 802-462-5362 for assistance.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

ABC's of Farm Based Education Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Shelburne Farms
Description: Registration is open for the ABC's of Farm-Based Education Workshop, March 13-15 at Shelburne Farms.

$250 includes materials, meals & tax (scholarships available); optional accommodations $65/person/night, includes tax (double occupancy) Vermont farmers can come for free!

Please see a workshop description below, the website to register, and contact Vera if you have questions:
www.shelburnefarms.org/calendar/event/abcs-of-farm-based-education

This event is sponsored by Shelburne Farms and this listing is provided by UVM Extension for informational purposes. If you require disability related accommodations please contact The shelburne farms at www.shelburnefarms.org

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Managing Legal Risk While Scaling Up your Farm

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: University of Maine, Orono
Description: Free day long conference at the University of Maine Orono, Wells Conference Center on how to manage the legal implications to starting or growing your farm or food business.

Registration: www.mainechamber.org/calendar.php or call 207-370-3013 or email: slaughton@lambertcoffin.com

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations contact slaughton@lambertcoffin.com.


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Monday, March 16, 2015

2015 Budget Clinics

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: WRJ. Yankee Farm Credit
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Dennis Kauppila is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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Introduction to Sustainable Vegetable Production

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Extension, Berlin
Description: This course will explore management practices at Crossroad Farm, and the practices of other farmers who give guest lectures. The course is aimed at beginning and itermediate farmers.

Mondays February 2 - March 30

Cost: $75 VVBGA members/$125 Non members

Registration: please sign up online at www.vegcourse.eventbrite.com or mail in registration form to VVBGA, PO Box 2091, South Burlington, VT 05407.

Questions: Contact Tim Taylor, 802-333-4455 or tim@crossroadfarm.com

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Vern Grubinger at Vernon.Grubinger@uvm.edu or 802-380-6389.

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Deciding on Scale: What size farm is right for me?

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Shrewsbury, VT
Description: Event is being held at Evening Song Farm, Shrewsbury, VT

Each of the farmers facilitating this discussion operates at a different scale and will share their stories of how their farm has evolved to the size at which it currently operates. Join us to discuss how you decided on farm size and the questions you have about what size farm is right for you.

This gathering will include a potluck dinner so bring a dish to share if you'd like.

For more information or to request disability related accommodations contact the RAFFL Office at 802-417-7096.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Budget Clinics

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Brattleboro UVM Extension office
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Dennis Kauppila is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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2015 Farm Budget Clinic

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Berlin UVM Extenion office
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Mark Cannella is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Search for a Good Exit: An Intro to Ownership Succession Plan

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: National Bank, Middlebury
Description: Free Seminar: National Bank of Middlebury, 30 Main Street, Middlebury, VT

In this seminar, you will learn the basics of how to choose a path for ownership succession in your business.

Attendance is limited to business owners and key managers. Attendees will receive a copy of "An Owner's Guide to Business Succession Planning."

For more information and to register: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-search-for-a-good-exit-introduction-to-ownership-succession-planning-middlebury-2015-tickets-15640301563

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11th Annual Grain Growers Conference

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Essex Resort, Essex, VT
Description: "Grains in a Diversified Farming System" is our conference theme. Paul Miller of Full Belly Farm in California is our keynote speaker. We will also hear from Scott Fisk from the University of Oregon who will present research on the barley breeding program.

Cost is $50 per person; $45 per NGGA member and you can register at www.uvm.edu/extension/grainconference

To request a disability related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or 1-800-639-2130 or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu by February 25, 2015 so we may assist you.

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2015 Budget Clinic

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: St. Albans UVM Extension office
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Mark Cannella is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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2015 Budget Clinics

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Brattleboro UVM Extension office
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Dennis Kauppila is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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Ground Work: Mechanization and Tractor Ed. for Beginning Farmers

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Webinars
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 Heidi Krantz at heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389 by: March 1 for the webinars.

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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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Thursday, March 19, 2015

2015 Budget Clinics

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Middlebury UVM Extension office
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Mark Cannella is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

2015 Budget Clinics

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Bennington UVM Extension office
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Mark Cannella is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 Budget Clinics

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: VTC Tech Ctr., Randolph, VT
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Dennis Kauppila is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register: www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1675628

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at christi.sherlock@uvm.edu or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at brent.passut@uvm.edu or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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Financing a Farmland Purchase: Legal Basics

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Advanced Webinar
Description: Financing A Farmland Purchase: Legal basics for traditional and non-traditional farmland purchases (Advanced)

Register at: farmcommons.org

Every webinar will be recorded and available for viewing after. Register even if you can't attend- you will receive a link to the recording in your email as soon as it's available.

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Tuesday, March 24, 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 please contact the Center for Ag. Economy at 802-462-5362.

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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: Heidi Krantz, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or heidi.krantz@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 Heidi Krantz for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x203 so we may assist you.

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Efficiently Manage Your Farm's Risks with Insurance (Advanced)

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: Register now at: farmcommons.org

Every webinar will be recorded and available for viewing after. Register even if you can't attend- you will receive a link to the recording in your email as soon as it's available.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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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Wednesday, April 1, 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 Heidi Krantz at heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389 by: March 1 for the webinars.

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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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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.

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

Animal Slaughter and Processing

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

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 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) by February 28, 2015 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: Washington County
Description: For people with two to 10 years in business.

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

For more information: Heidi Krantz, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or heidi.krantz@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 Heidi Krantz for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x203 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 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) by February 28, 2015 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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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 14, 2015

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

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: State House, Montpelier, VT
Description: Equal Pay Day!

We'll start the day with coffee and networking followed by opportunities to advocate for continued closure of the wage gap. Stay tuned to VIEW for details and pencil us in to your calendar!

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 Heidi Krantz at heidi.krantz.1@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: Heidi Krantz, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or heidi.krantz@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 Heidi Krantz for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x203 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: Heidi Krantz, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or heidi.krantz@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 Heidi Krantz for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x203 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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