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Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Farmer Project Webinar: Farm-Scale Permaculture

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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"Farm-Scale Permaculture: Techniques, practices and philosophies for permanent agricultural systems," a UVM Extension New Farmer Project webinar. Presented by Keith Morris, permaculture farmer, consultant and founder of Prospect Rock Permaculture. The webinar is tailored for new and aspiring farmers and will be based the longer workshops currently being offered around Vermont. For more information:

Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through. To participate, please go to at about 11:45 a.m EST on October 17, 2013 and click on the webinar title. For more information, contact or call 802-223-2389x203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jessie Schmidt know by October 14, 2013 at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in VT) or so we may assist you. If you have not participated in a webinar before, we recommend you download the necessary software for free the day before the webinar is scheduled at

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Food Labeling for Food Producers Workshop

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hardwick, VT
Description: Vermont Food Venture Center
140 Junction Rd.
Hardwick, VT 05843
Food Labeling for Food Producers State and federal food labeling requirements can be very confusing for food producers and processors. This seminar will help to clarify regulations for the food products most commonly sold by Vermont and NH food producers and processors. To Register:

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Early Registration Deadline for UVM Ext Master Gardener Course

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Description: **Registration after this date will have an added $25 fee.** On Tuesday evenings from 6:15-9:00 pm from Feb. 4- April 29 (May 6 is a make-up date) UVM Extension will be offering Master Gardener Courses across the state at the following locations: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon. Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston and viz Vermont Interactive Television. It is a non-credit course that covers the basics of home horticulture and topics of Botany, Entomoogy, Plant Diseases, Soil Fertility, Perennials and Annuals, Sustainable Landscaping, Rain Gardens, Turf and Weeds, Invasive Plant Control, and others. Cost: $395. For more information and to register:

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Getting Started With Organic Farming

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Goodwin College, E. Hartford, CT
Description: 9th Annual Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference at
Goodwin College in East Hartford, CT on January 18, 2014
CT NOFA's annual Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference provides information about agricultural practices, marketing, planning and management for those who are establishing a new form or are transitioning to organic.
Registration for the conference is $40 for CT NOFA Members and $50 for Non-Members. To register, apply for a scholarship or for more information, visit:,
or call the CT NOFA office

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Intro to Ag Financial Management:Registration Deadline

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Burligton, St. J, White Rvr
Description: For all farmers interested in financial management basics.

Where: Burlington, St. Johnsbury & White River Junction
Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2014 (snow date Feb 26)
Time: 1-4 pm
Cost: $80
Cost: $120
Registrations received after Jan. 20 will be subject to a $25 late fee.

Online registration form:

For more information:

This course provides farmers with the knowledge they need to understand and complete a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Participants will learn the basics of budgeting and skills to anticipate the financial needs of their farm operations. Participants can choose to participate in a clinic with one-to-one assistance at no additional charge.

Classes will be offered simultaneously in multiple locations in Vermont, with an on-site instructor at each location. Registration discounts are available for people who have completed Growing Places and who register by the early registration deadline.

Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 Crop, Soil & Dairy Meeting

Time: 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: St. Albans, VT
Description: Learn about growing winter forages, corn and soybean diseases in the Northeast, reintroducing meadow fescue, getting the most from Nitrogen, recycling of agricultural plastics, improving soil health and maximizing homegrown feed in the ration, as well as receive updates from the 2013 cropping system.
Registration starts at 9:15 a.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 9:45 a.m.
Cost is $25 per person and includes lunch.
You can register online at or by calling Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or 1-800-639-2130 (toll-free in Vt. only). If paying with a check, please make payable "UVM".

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eOrganic Webinar: Using Contans for White Mold Mgmt

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Join the conversation, "Using Contans (Coniothyrium minitans) for White Mold Management on Organic Farms Webinar." Alex Stone of Oregon State University will be leading the conversation. Cost: Free. For more information and to register:

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