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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Agricultural Biomass Heating Seminar

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Description: With its emphasis on "local production for local use”, the Seminar will tackle how to establish energy crops on marginal lands and the issues pertaining to the densification, combustion, emissions and economics of crop biomass at residential and commercial scales. The seminar is organized in collaboration with the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo, and joint registration is available.
For more information, contact Alice Brumbach ( / 607-316-3437) or Netaka White ( / 802-828-0040)

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Farm Finance Office Hour - UVM Extension

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Location: Various Locations
Description: Now is a great time to update your financials. “Farm Finance Office Hour” is a time to sit down with a UVM Extension Farm Business Management specialist, one-on-one, to work on the financial planning, critical to your farm’s success. Meetings last an hour to an hour and a half and are focused on developing balance sheets, cash budgets or completing financial analysis.

Middlebury – March 22 - 8-5pm
Bennington – April 4 - 9-4pm
Rutland – April 11 - 10-4pm
Middlebury – Apirl 18 - 10-4pm
Colchester – April 25 - 10-4pm
There is a $15 registration fee.
Call now to schedule an appointment with Christi Sherlock 802-223-2389
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock at 802-223-2389 a week prior to meeting date so we may assist you.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Advanced Organic Beekeeping

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: South Lincoln, VT
Metta Earth Institute. Geary Rd., South, Lincoln, VT
This course will cover the ins and outs of swarms and working with swarms, Apitherapy: Health and healing with products from the hive (Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Bees Wax, Royal Jelly, and Bee Venom), and Developing a personal/spiritual connection with the honey bee.
CONTACT: Ross Conrad at or 802-349-4279.

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Growing Nut Tree Meeting

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Hamden, CT
Description: Lockwood Farm, 890 Evergreen Ave., Hamden, CT. The Torrey Botanical Society and the New York Nut Growers Association are co-hosting this meeting, covering Tree Crops and Pastures in Organic Farming; Starting a Nut Tree Planting as Part of a Tree Farm; Biogeography and Evolution of the Pecan Genus (Carya, Juglandaceae) in North America; and the New York Nut Growers Association's CSA Black Walnut Distribution Program. There will be guided tours of the experimental plots of food-bearing and landscape trees on the farm's 74 acres. For more info: contact Jerry Henkin, Program Coordinator, 501 Riverdale Avenue (4J), Yonkers, NY 10705,,(914) 282 - 1371.

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Lease Your Land to a Farmer Workshop

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: South Burlington, VT
Description: Lease Your Land to a Farmer Workshop
Saturday, April 6, 2013
2:00 pm— 5:00 pm
S. Burlington Town Offices
575 Dorset St. S. Burlington, Vermont
A free workshop for landowners who are considering or curious about leasing land to a farmer. A panel will discuss: Assessing your land and understanding farmer-tenants’ needs, Crafting a suitable lease for both parties, Legal, financial, tax, insurance, liability and other considerations, How community organizations and neighbors work together, Finding a farmer and maintaining good communications, And provide resources for landowners including a new handbook, “Leasing to a Farmer.”
Please contact Cheryl Herrick at or 802-656-5459 to register, or for more information. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459 or as soon as possible so we may assist you.
Presented by UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Land for Good, and the South Burlington City Council Sustainable Agriculture Task Force.

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