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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Unlocking the Secrets of Soil Health

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Vergennes, VT
Description: Jim Hoorman, from Ohio State University, who works in the areas of cover crops, no-till, manure management and water quality, will share strategies to improve soil structure, retain nutrients and increase crop yield on farm fields. The Soil Health Workshop and Field Day, also includes a visit to a local dairy farm.

The event is free for farmers and $30 for others. A hot lunch is included.

Registration is requested by April 17. To register go to www.regonline.com/soilhealth. Anyone requiring a disability-related accommodation to attend, should contact Kirsten Workman at (802) 388-4969, ext. 347, or (800) 956-1125 by April 14.

The day gets underway at 9 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Vergennes. Following lunch, participants will travel to Nea-Tocht Farm in Ferrisburgh to hear from the Vander Wey family about how they manage their fields to avoid soil compaction, use cover cropping and other soil health practices.

For more information, call (802) 388-4969 or e-mail champlain.crops@uvm.edu.

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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.

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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Saturday, April 25, 2015

VT Forest Grown Shitake Meeting

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Norwich, VT
Description: Join us in Norwich, VT to discuss our ongoing research on Northeast Forest Grown Shiitake Mushroom networking.

We would like to hear from as many shiitake producers in the area as we can, so please consider attending and inviting other shiitake producers and/or customers to join us.

Meeting followed by light lunch and farm stops for those interested

Where: Nick Laskowski’s offices, 258 Farrell Farm Rd., Norwich, VT 05055

To RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/norwich-vt-northeast-forest-grown-shiitake-mushroom-regional-meeting-tickets-16535797014


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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.

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.

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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Tuesday, June 23, 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 or 802-462-5362

$130 Entry Fee

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

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Improving your Financial Statements

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 or 802-462-5362

Free and Open to the Public

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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