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April '13


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1

10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.:
Grazing Symposium

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:
Farmers' Market Manager Forum

2

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
Discussion: scaling up for schools & institutions

3

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
Agricultural Biomass Heating Seminar

4

12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.:
Farm Finance Office Hour - UVM Extension

5

6

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
Advanced Organic Beekeeping

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:
Growing Nut Tree Meeting

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
Lease Your Land to a Farmer Workshop

7

8

9

10

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.:
Rural Vermont's Annual Celebration

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.:

Learn About Low-interest Microloans of up to $35,000 Now Available for Farmers
Learn About Low-interest Microloans of up to $35,000 Now Available for Farmers
Learn About Low-interest Microloans of up to $35,000 Now Available for Farmers

11

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.:
Farm Finance Office Hour - UVM Extension

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

PRACTICAL PRODUCE SAFETY AND STORAGE QUALITY WORKSHOP
PRACTICAL PRODUCE SAFETY AND STORAGE QUALITY WORKSHOP

12

13

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
Making Hard Cheeses

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.:
NOFA-VT Tunnel Tour!

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
Apple Tree Pruning and Maintenance

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
VT Beef Producers Annual Meeting

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.:
Vermont Young Farmers' Coalition Meeting

14

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
Making Semi-Firm Farmstead Cheese

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:
Tangled Roots Mushroom Tour

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
Cheese, Butter, Yogurt-Making Class

15

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
All About Energy: Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy for Farmers

16

5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.:
Central Vermont Food System Forum

17

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
Intro to HACCP

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.:
Small Business Administration 101

18

12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.:
Farm Finance Office Hour - UVM Extension

1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.:
FARM SOILS PRIMER

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
A Dollar and A Dream: Hands On Funding Workshop For Farmers

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.:
Supplementing the Organic Dairy Cow Diet: Results of Molasses andFlaxseed Feeding Trials Webinar

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
Local Meats Processing: Successes and Innovations

19

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.:
How to Qualify for a Business Loan Webinar

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.:
New Generation Energy: Sustainable Power for Your Farm or Homestead Webinar Series

20

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.:
MA-NOFA: Raising Chickens in the Backyard

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:
Quality Fleece Management Workshop

21

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23

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.:
Small Business Funding Webinar

6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.:
Post Oil Solutions Community Meeting

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.:
Creating Products from Farm Produce: Best Practices for Food Safety and Regulations for Value Added Food Production in Vermont

24

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:
Adding Value When Marketing Your Livestock

25

12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.:
Farm Finance Office Hour - UVM Extension

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
Scouting for Vegetable and Fruit Pests on Organic Farms.

3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.:
Opportunities in Local Food: Two Underutilized USDA Programs

4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.:
Farming Transplants: The Basics of Greenhouse Production for Sales and Farm Use

26

27

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:
Introduction to Dowsing and Its Use in Agriculture

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
Making Fresh Goat Cheese

28

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.:
FARM DESIGN: CREATING WORKING BUILDINGS & FARMSCAPES

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30

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.:
Financial Management for Small Business