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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ag Literacy Week

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Vermont-wide
Description: The NOFA-VT Farm to Community Mentors, and many of their colleagues in the professions of agriculture and related services, are excited to work towards an “agricultural literacy” in our state.
NOFA-VT is partnering with educational professionals and their institutions who are interested in this movement, to join together for “Agricultural Literacy Week”- a dedicated week of activities focused on agriculture. This is the first year for this endeavor and will occur November 12-16, 2012. Many schools, libraries, and community groups may have or will develop their own unique activities for this week, however the regional NOFA-VT Farm to Community Mentors can provide resources and help develop meaningful activities.

Contact Email: abbie@nofavt.org Contact Phone: 802-434-4122
Website: nofavt.org/programs/farm-community-mentors#mentors

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Ground Work: A series on cultivating a sustainable future throug

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Vermont Technical College
Description: Ground Work
A series on cultivating a sustainable future through education, applied research and innovation
Conference one of a four part series:
Entrepreneurship
November 13, 2012 9:30-2:30
With keynote speaker Richard Waybright, world-renowned farmer, innovator and operator of Mason-Dixon Farms.
Cost: $25 Contact: Ingrid Van Steamburg
Contact Email: Ivansteamburg@vtc.edu
Contact Phone: 802-728-1339

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Making a Farm Marketing Plan Webinar

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Description: New Farmer Logo Have you ever wondered what a marketing plan is and if you should have one? Are you good at growing things but not as confident selling them? Are you considering entering new markets or selling a new product? Are you trying to figure out which promotional tools are the best use of your time and money? If marketing is on your mind, join us for the next Vermont New Farmer Project webinar. Rose Wilson, consultant in marketing, business planning, and business development for farms, will lead you through the steps for creating a marketing plan for your farm. While walking through the marketing plan Rose will share tips on how to begin market research, choose your markets, develop marketing goals and prioritize marketing efforts. Bring your questions and plan for an interactive and engaged hour all about marketing!

Plan to join the webinar about 15 minutes before it begins. Visit www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=webinars/upcoming_webinars.php&SM=webinars/sub-menu.html and click on the webinar title to join.

On the last Tuesday of each month, at 7 pm, the UVM Extension New Farmer Project offers an online webinar on topics of interest to new farmers. You can find hte latest listing of upcoming webinars at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=webinars/upcoming_webinars.html&SM=webinars/sub-menu.html

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ag Literacy Week

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Vermont-wide
Description: The NOFA-VT Farm to Community Mentors, and many of their colleagues in the professions of agriculture and related services, are excited to work towards an “agricultural literacy” in our state.
NOFA-VT is partnering with educational professionals and their institutions who are interested in this movement, to join together for “Agricultural Literacy Week”- a dedicated week of activities focused on agriculture. This is the first year for this endeavor and will occur November 12-16, 2012. Many schools, libraries, and community groups may have or will develop their own unique activities for this week, however the regional NOFA-VT Farm to Community Mentors can provide resources and help develop meaningful activities.

Contact Email: abbie@nofavt.org Contact Phone: 802-434-4122
Website: nofavt.org/programs/farm-community-mentors#mentors

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Butter, Mozzarella and Camembert Cheese Making

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Shrewsbury, VT
Description: For over three years Rural Vermont has been offering dairy classes to teach the basic skills of cheese making and to connect folks who are looking for a raw source to connect with farmers selling it. Novembers classes mark a slight shift in the format to include an extra hour of instruction and a complementary lunch. guests can look forward to gathering around a farm table to swap stories, ask questions, and enjoy a vegetarian soup, cider, fruit and plenty of cheese!
Class fee is $50. All proceeds benefit Rural Vermont. Spots are limited and advance registration is required. To sign up, email shelby@ruralvermont.org or call (802)223-7222.

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Michael Phillips lecture on Orchard Management

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Plymouth, NH
Description: The presentation will focus on growing healthy fruit. The primary role as orchardists is to build system health. Come learn about fungal allies, root relationships, and the biodiversity that makes good fruit possible. Holistic orcharding involves a wide breadth of knowledge and timeliness, yet one fact stands clear, we can have beautiful apples, peaches and the like, all grown without chemical intervention. This presentation will touch on a broad range of alternative approaches to meet the challenges of any site. He will be presenting at Boyd 144 on the Plymouth State Campus at 7pm on November 14th. Apples have a long cherished history in New England. For generations we have delighted in the spring flowers and delicious fall fruit. The preservation of cider and sauce nourishes us through the long winter months. The challenge of producing an unblemished consistent high quality organic fruit is immense.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

2nd Annual Financing the Working Landscape Conference

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: American Legion, Middlebury, Ver
Description: Great Information and Networking Opportunities for Local Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Capital and Service Providers
Presented by:
Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN)
Addison County Economic Development Corporation
Addison County Regional Planning Commission

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Ag Literacy Week

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Vermont-wide
Description: The NOFA-VT Farm to Community Mentors, and many of their colleagues in the professions of agriculture and related services, are excited to work towards an “agricultural literacy” in our state.
NOFA-VT is partnering with educational professionals and their institutions who are interested in this movement, to join together for “Agricultural Literacy Week”- a dedicated week of activities focused on agriculture. This is the first year for this endeavor and will occur November 12-16, 2012. Many schools, libraries, and community groups may have or will develop their own unique activities for this week, however the regional NOFA-VT Farm to Community Mentors can provide resources and help develop meaningful activities.

Contact Email: abbie@nofavt.org Contact Phone: 802-434-4122
Website: nofavt.org/programs/farm-community-mentors#mentors

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Hiring Right The First Time

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Middlebury, VT
Description: NOTE: This event was scheduled for 10/30/12 but has been RESCHEDULED for 11/15 due to storm.
Hiring Right The First Time; this workshop provides small business owners and hiring managers with practical tools, including an overview of legal issues, determining employer priorities for skills their business needs, and establishing and sharpening processes for pre-screening, interviewing, and selecting qualified employees.
Led by business advisor and certified business coach Deborah S. Eibner. Sponsored by Addison County Economic Development Corporation & Vermont Small Business Development Center.
WHO should attend: Small business owners, hiring managers, non-profit management
visit www.vtsbdc.org, or call 802-388-7953
ACEDC/SBDC Conference Room 1590 Route 7 Southv Suite #8 Middlebury, VT, 05753
Cost: $49/person (2nd attendee from the same business: only $20)
Contact: Addison County Economic Development Corporation Contact Email: info@addisoncountyedc.org
Contact Phone: 802-388-7953
Cost: $49/person (2nd attendee from the same business: only $20)

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Ag Literacy Week

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Vermont-wide
Description: The NOFA-VT Farm to Community Mentors, and many of their colleagues in the professions of agriculture and related services, are excited to work towards an “agricultural literacy” in our state.
NOFA-VT is partnering with educational professionals and their institutions who are interested in this movement, to join together for “Agricultural Literacy Week”- a dedicated week of activities focused on agriculture. This is the first year for this endeavor and will occur November 12-16, 2012. Many schools, libraries, and community groups may have or will develop their own unique activities for this week, however the regional NOFA-VT Farm to Community Mentors can provide resources and help develop meaningful activities.

Contact Email: abbie@nofavt.org Contact Phone: 802-434-4122
Website: nofavt.org/programs/farm-community-mentors#mentors

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Capital City's Thanksgiving Holiday Farmers Market

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier High School, VT
Description: It's the largest market of the year for the Capital City Farmers market - 49 vendors. Get all your ingredients for your localvore Thanksgiving meal, plus prepared foods and crafts for the holidays. Door prizes every half hour.

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