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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Game of Logging

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Game of Logging - All four levels will be taught over the two weekends-one level each day. Wash Co SWCD are partnering with the Ag Stewardship Association again to handle the registration process. Their website is: agstewardship.org and the cost for the course is $150 per person.

We still have quite a bit of room available. especially in the upper levels. Details about the training can be found on the Ag Stewardship website as well as the Northeast Woodland Training website who will be providing the instructors for the courses. Their website is woodlandtraining.com and has a listing of trainings and dates available as well complete course descriptions.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Game of Logging

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Game of Logging - All four levels will be taught over the two weekends-one level each day. Wash Co SWCD are partnering with the Ag Stewardship Association again to handle the registration process. Their website is agstewardship.org and the cost for the course is $150 per person.

We still have quite a bit of room available. especially in the upper levels. Details about the training can be found on the Ag Stewardship website as well as the Northeast Woodland Training website who will be providing the instructors for the courses. Their website is woodlandtraining.com and has a listing of trainings and dates available as well complete course descriptions.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Basic Cheese Making Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Cornell University campus
Description: October 28-29, 2014 Basic Cheese Making Workshop -Cornell University’s Department of Food Science in association with NY State Agriculture & Markets is pleased to offer on the Cornell University Campus. The course is instructed by industry experts and representatives from NYS Agriculture & Markets. Please note that we have moved to on-line registration and credit card payment. If interested, please click on the link below and fill out the registration form as soon as possible.

To Register On-Line, Go To: dairyextension.foodscience.cornell.edu/content/basic-cheese-making-workshop-october-28-29-2014 For questions/concerns regarding registration/payments, contact Janene Lucia (jgg3@cornell.edu) or Louise Felker (lmf226@cornell.edu).

Cancellation Policy: No refunds can be given if not cancelled by COB October 6, 2014. Substitute registrants will be accepted at any time, but doing so before the deadline is appreciated. A Listing of hotels, Cornell parking permit information, directions and area maps are included on the registration form. We recommend making hotel arrangements as soon as possible.

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Composting Workshop & Facility Tour

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Description: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. Watch for more information: cwmi.css.cornell.edu

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Basic Cheese Making Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Cornell University campus
Description: 2014 Basic Cheese Making Workshop -Cornell University’s Department of Food Science in association with NY State Agriculture & Markets is pleased to offer on the Cornell University Campus. The course is instructed by industry experts and representatives from NYS Agriculture & Markets. Please note that we have moved to on-line registration and credit card payment. If interested, please click on the link below and fill out the registration form as soon as possible.

To Register On-Line, Go To: dairyextension.foodscience.cornell.edu/content/basic-cheese-making-workshop-october-28-29-2014 For questions/concerns regarding registration/payments, contact Janene Lucia (jgg3@cornell.edu) or Louise Felker (lmf226@cornell.edu).

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Composting Workshop & Facility Tour

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Description: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. Watch for more information: cwmi.css.cornell.edu

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Study Tour of Quebec Agritourism

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Eastern Townships of Quebec
Description: Join a tour of working farms in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. This 2-day workshop will offer the opportunity to visit several farms that host guests for education, shopping, eating, events, recreation and more.

Registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/a-study-tour-of-quebec-agritourism-tickets-13294019771. Fee is $70

More Info: Contact Grace at the Vermont Fresh Network: Grace@vermontfresh.net 802.434.2000.

Individuals requesting a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program should contact Lisa Chase at 802-257-7967 or 800-278-5480 by October 6.




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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Income Tax Strategies for Agricultural Producers

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Fonda, NY
Description: October 30, 2014 Income Tax Strategies for Agricultural Producers at Winners Circle, 3293 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Cost: $20 for the first person and $10 each additional person from same farm (lunch will be provided). Please register at least one week before event: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County, 5657 State Route 5, Herkimer, NY 13350. Please call 315.866.7920 or email herkimer@cornell.edu if you have any questions. Registration allows us to communicate any cancellations or changes in arrangements.

Speaker: Paul M. VanDenburgh, Vice President, Sr. Farm Business Advisor & Tax Specialist, Farm Credit East. Agenda: What to do in high income years? Prepay, income average, kids on payroll, tax bracket management, retirement funding, health care tax implications, Casualty loses-weather damage, Timber sales.

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Mobile Marketing & Understanding Aps

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: VT Food Venture, Hardwick
Description: Mobile Marketing & Understanding Aps

An interactive training session where participants are introduced to the future of broadband technology. Mobile computing and applications are at the forefront of the ever-changing digital world. Participants will be provided with an understanding of this new media and how it can be leveraged to bolster their business and employee skills.

Participants will be provided basic instruction and potential costs of ap development, as well as introduced to emerging mobile technologies (mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, etc.). Participants will be provided with guidance and instruction in how these technologies function.
Speaker: Pat Ripley

www.vtsbdc.org/small-business-training-workshops

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Friday, October 31, 2014

2014 Cover Crop Field Days - Pouliot Farm

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: 1478 VT Route 128, Westford, VT
Description: See annual ryegrass, white clover and forage radish mixed right in with Urea and seeded at sidedress time in July. The Poulits got a great catch, and now we can see how it survived the traffic during harvest, talk to the farmers about whether or not it competed with the corn, their herbicide program and see what they might change for the next year.

Added bonus: Tony will bring out the Great Plains twin-row corn planter.

RSVP Today - UVM Extension's Champain Valley Crop, Soil and Pasture Team: 802.388-4969 or
champlain.crops@uvm.edu

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Suceeding with Grass-fed Beef

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Rutland, MA
Description: Join us for a one-day seminar with Ridge Shinn, an expert in grass-fed-and-finished beef production, who will share with us the critical lessons he has learned:

Why 100% grass-feeding is the way to go for human and animal health, soil health, climate stability, and sustainable rural economies.

Hosted at Heifer Internation, 216 Worcester St., Rutland, MA Sponsored by NOFA/MA
Call Chris Rainville 508-572-0816 for registration information

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ag & Natural Resource Businesses Conference

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Concord, New Hampshire
Description: The NH Direct Marketing Conference for Agriculture and Natural Resource Businesses

Building new markets or expanding established ones? In either case, one rule prevails: know your customers. In this conference, learn how to retain and expand your customer base and markets. Hear fresh ideas from, and network with, New England professionals and growers who share your passion—and your concerns.

Registration and program can be found on: bit.ly/2014DirectMarketing

For more information, any special arrangements, or exhibit space, contact Nada Haddad, 603-679-5616 or Nada.Haddad@UNH.edu

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Recycling Conference & Trade Show

Time: 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Location: Cooperstown, NY
Description: 25th Annual NYS Recycling Conference & Trade Show

For further information: www.nysar3.org/index.php

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Recycling Conference & Trade Show

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Location: Cooperstown, NY
Description: 25th Annual NYS Recycling Conference & Trade Show

For further information: www.nysar3.org/index.php

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2014 Cover Crop Field Days - Vorsteveld Farm

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: 1/3 Mile E of Panton- Panton Rd.
Description: The Vorstevelds welcome us back to get a look at the cover crops that have been growing since mid-August, see the results of manure injection and more. We'll also see how their winter rye, winter wheat, oat, radish cover crop that was planted after corn harvest, is doing, as well as talk to them about their "minimum till" system on heavy clay soils.

RSVP Today - UVM Extension's Champlain Valley Crop, Soil and Pasture Team: 802.388.4969
champlain.crops@uvm.edu

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Berry Production - Getting started with production and Marketing

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online course
Description: BF 122: Berry Production is a 6-week online course that will help you determine if you want to add berries to your farm, and make a plan for doing so. The course consists of weekly real-time webinars followed by homework, readings, and discussions on your own in an online setting.

The course runs Thursday, November 6 - December 18, 2014 - skipping Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving- with webinars from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The cost is $200, but multiple people from the same farm may participate without paying extra. See course description page for more on the course learning objectives, instructors, and outline.

For more information go to: nebeginningfarmers.org

Courses often fill very quickly, so don't miss your chance to sign up today!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Recycling Conference & Trade Show

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Location: Cooperstown, NY
Description: 25th Annual NYS Recycling Conference & Trade Show

For further information: www.nysar3.org/index.php

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Succeeding with Grass-Fed Beef

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Description: Succeeding with Grass-Fed Beef: Human Health, Carbon Sequestration, and Farm Viability
November 3, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:15pm - Heifer International, 216 Wachusett St., Rutland, MA
Cost: $65 Member; $81 Non-member (By Oct. 20)

Would you like to build the health of your soil; produce great meat; improve your family’s health; and combat climate change? You can do all of this—and make a profit—by raising 100% grass-fed beef. Join us for a one-day conference with Ridge Shinn, an expert in grass-fed-and-finished beef production, who will share with us the critical lessons he has learned:
•How to produce beef with minimal capital investment (no land, no barn, no tractor.)
•How to build a beef or dairy herd that will thrive on grass and hay—no grain ever.
•How to build soil health and fertility.
•How to manage grazing and extend it through the winter.
•How to market your meat.
•Why 100% grass-feeding is the way to go for human and animal health, soil health, climate stability, and sustainable rural economies.

You can benefit from Ridge’s years of experience in every aspect of beef production. As a young man he was a herdsman on a dairy farm and the founding director of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (now, The Livestock Conservancy). Later he became Vice President of a Connecticut slaughterhouse, and then founded a meat company (Hardwick Beef—still going strong). Subsequently he imported the 80-head Rotokawa cattle herd from New Zealand to bring this superior gene pool into the United States, and managed the herd for breeding stock. He has consulted all over the world and his work has been featured in Time Magazine. Currently he is developing an operations model for large-scale production of 100% grass-fed-and-finished beef in the Northeast.

Click here to read a full seminar outline.

Lunch will be served from 12:30 to 1:30pm and is prepared from scratch with 100% organic ingredients, including 100% grass-fed beef, by the Heifer Farm using organic ingredients produced on site. The cost of lunch is included with the registration cost.

Refunds are given up until 10 days prior to the event minus a 15% processing fee. No refunds are provided within 10 days of event. Walk-in and online registration subject to additional fees.

See this event on facebook

www.facebook.com/events/712927608757017 - For more info on this event

Registration questions: Christine Rainville, 508-572-0816, registrationma@nofamass.org

For event information: Ben Grosscup, 413-658-5374, ben.grosscup@nofamass.org

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2014 Cover Crop Field Days - Clifford Farm

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: 6147 VT Rte 116, Starksboro, VT
Description: Check out results of two different cover crop studies - all in one field. See 10 different three-way cover crop mixes, each planted in July, August and September. Take a look at research plots with winter rye drilled and broadcast, with and without Tillage Radish planted in mid-September. All of these plots also have portions with and without manure applications. We'll also take a look at winter rye broadcast and rolled per NRCS specification.

RSVP Today - UVM Extension's Champlain Valley Crop, oil & Pasture Team: 802-388-4969
champlain.crops@uvm.edu

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Monday, November 10, 2014

A Tour of Cover Crops in St. Albans Bay

Time: 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Location: St. Albans, VT
Description: RSVP for the workshop by November 6th: Susan Brouillette: 802.524.6501 x 431 or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu

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Build a Strong Workforce on the Farm

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Burlington
Description: With special training from Farm Credit East Consultants participants will:

Learn hiring skills, leadership, supervising and coaching skills.
Improve your performance feedback skills and learn new tools and systems to keep employees happy, informed and working productively together to achieve farm goals.
See an increase in employee productivity due to improved communications.
Complete or fine tune a farm business organizational chart, performance review worksheets with/on employees as well as written job descriptions and job protocols.
Continue with their individual action plan to address HR management concerns on the farm through program follow-up.
Please RSVP by Nov. 1, 2014 to Louise Waterman VT Agency of Agriculture 802-828-6900 or Louise.Waterman@state.vt.us. DoubleTree Hotel, Burlington Cost $30

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NESAWG's It Takes a Region Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Saratogy Springs, NY
Description: To register: www.nefood.org/page/registration or email info@nesawg.org or call 914.231.9206

Explore the channels, mechanisms and structures for making region-sizing work at the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group's It Takes a Region Conference for everyone doing food system change work.

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NESAWG's It Takes a Region Conference

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Description: Saratogy Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY. To register: www.nefood.org/page/registration, e-mail info@nesawg.org or call 914.231.9206

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cover Crops at Borderview Research Farm

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Alburg, Vermont
Description: RSVP for the workshop by November 6th: Susan Brouillette at 802.524.6501 x432 or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu

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NESAWG's It Takes a Region Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Saratogy Springs, NY
Description: To register: www.nefood.org/page/registration or email info@nesawg.org or call 914.231.9206

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Tile Drainage School

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ballston Spa, NY
Description: November 12, 2014 Tile Drainage School from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Factory Eatery, 20 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY.

Cost: $40 per person (lunch provided). Registration is $40 each person, $10 each additional person from same farm. Please register by Friday, November 7, 2014: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County, 5657 State Route 5, Herkimer, NY 13350.

Please call 315.866.7920 or email herkimer@cornell.edu if you have any questions. Registration allows us to communicate any cancellations or changes in arrangements.

Agenda: Crop Insurance Overview; Tile Drainage Economics & Agronomic Benefits; Conservation Compliance; Installing Drainage Systems; Minimizing Environmental Risks of the Drainage Water; Maintenance, Operation, and Fixing Problems in Existing Systems.

Speakers: George and Travis Allen, Allenwaite Farm Inc.; Steve Mahoney, Owner, River Bend Farm Agricultural and Environmental Services; Larry Geohring from Cornell University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering; Scott Fitscher, Conservation Program Manager from the Natural Resources Conservation Service; David Holck, County Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency.

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Assessing Loan Readiness

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: Are you a farmer thinking about taking out a loan but hesitant about taking on debt? Join us for a lunchtime presentation with a Sam Smith, Farm Business Specialist at the Intervale Center, and Joshua Jerome, Loan Officer at Community Capital of Vermont. We'll talk about where to look for working capital, how to assess your capacity to repay the loan, and how to prepare to talk with lenders.

For more information: www.uvm.edu/newfarmer, email newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802.223.2389 x203

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NESAWG's It Takes a Region Conference

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Description: Saratogy Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY. To register: www.nefood.org/page/registration, e-mail info@nesawg.org or call 914.231.9206

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Berry Production - Getting started with production and Marketing

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online course
Description: BF 122: Berry Production is a 6-week online course that will help you determine if you want to add berries to your farm, and make a plan for doing so. The course consists of weekly real-time webinars followed by homework, readings, and discussions on your own in an online setting.

The course runs Thursday, November 6 - December 18, 2014 - skipping Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving- with webinars from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The cost is $200, but multiple people from the same farm may participate without paying extra. See course description page for more on the course learning objectives, instructors, and outline.

For more information go to: nebeginningfarmers.org

Courses often fill very quickly, so don't miss your chance to sign up today!

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Women, Food and Ag Network Annual Conference

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Fairfield, IA
Description: Join Women, Food and Agriculture Network for our 2014 annual conference, Women Doing Democracy: Building Grassroots Coalitions to Grow Healthy Food and Farming in Your Community. The conference will kick-off with registration at 10 a.m. Friday, November 14, and end Saturday, November 15 at 4 p.m.

Enjoy field tours, intensives, local food and a screening of Terra Firma on Friday.

Go to wfan.org/2014-wfan-annual-conference/ for information.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Women, Food and Ag Network Annual Conference

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Fairfield, IA
Description: Join Women, Food and Agriculture Network for our 2014 annual conference, Women Doing Democracy: Building Grassroots Coalitions to Grow Healthy Food and Farming in Your Community. The conference will kick-off with registration at 10 a.m. Friday, November 14, and end Saturday, November 15 at 4 p.m.

Enjoy field tours, intensives, local food and a screening of Terra Firma on Friday.

Go to wfan.org/2014-wfan-annual-conference/ for information.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Listening Session for Supplemental Proposed Rules to Fed Food Sa

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: VT Law School, So. Royalton, VT
Description: The VT Agency of Agriculture and the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA), will offer farmers and food processors an opportunity to provide comment on new supplemental rules proposed by the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). A full copy of the proposed supplemental rules is available for viewing through the following links:

· Proposed Supplemental Rule for Produce - www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm

· Proposed Supplemental Rule for Current Good Manufacturing Practices - www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334115.htm

· Proposed Supplemental Rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food - www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm366510.htm

The comment period on the proposed ruels will remain open for 75 days until December 15th, 2014. There are two ways to officially submit comments to FDA:

Comment electronically at: Produce: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/09/29/2014-22447/standards-for-the-growing-harvesting-packing-and-holding-of-produce-for-human-consumption

Human Food: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/09/29/2014-22446/current-good-manufacturing-practice-and-hazard-analysis-and-risk-based-preventive-controls-for-human

Animal Feed: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/09/29/2014-22445/current-good-manufacturing-practice-and-hazard-analysis-and-risk-based-preventive-controls-for-food

Written comments may be faxed to the FDA at 301-827-6870

For more information about FSMA, visit www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/

Contact: Abbey Willard – abbey.willard@state.vt.us or 802-272-2885 or Shelley Mehlenbacher – shelley.mehlenbacher@state.vt.us or 802-828-2421




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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Former Forum: wholesale Market Opportunity

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hardwick, VT
Description: Center for an Agricultural Economy, home of the Vermont Food Venture Center
140 Junction Road, Hardwick, VT 05843

PLEASE RSVP following this link:
www.eventbrite.com/e/farmer-forum-wholesale-market-opportunity-in-hardwick-tickets-13766821935

Find out which crops the VFVC specializes in processing
Learn more about how this wholesale market works (product specs, delivery container types and more)
Review food safety requirements
Hear about how farm agreements work
Discover new resources available to farms, including sample enterprise budgets and resource guide
A tour of the VFVC facility
An introduction to the marketing materials that tell the stories of farms currently growing for institutions and retail markets
A look at the display of finished products

Bring your questions and ideas! Light snacks will be provided.

Please help us spread the word through your various farm networks, both professional and personal!
...and please don't forget to RSVP using the above link so we know how many folks to expect!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Berry Production - Getting started with production and Marketing

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online course
Description: BF 122: Berry Production is a 6-week online course that will help you determine if you want to add berries to your farm, and make a plan for doing so. The course consists of weekly real-time webinars followed by homework, readings, and discussions on your own in an online setting.

The course runs Thursday, November 6 - December 18, 2014 - skipping Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving- with webinars from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The cost is $200, but multiple people from the same farm may participate without paying extra. See course description page for more on the course learning objectives, instructors, and outline.

For more information go to: nebeginningfarmers.org

Courses often fill very quickly, so don't miss your chance to sign up today!

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

When the Belly is the Beast

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Fall River, MA
Description: When the Belly is the Beast: Dietary Interventions to Address Autism and Neuro-Degenerative Disease

Bristol Community College, Jackson Art Center, Room H209/H210, 777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA

REGISTRATION COST (INCLUDES LUNCH):

After Nov. 30: $80 Member; $100 Non-member
By Nov. 30: $75 Member; $94 Non-member
By Nov. 19: $70 Member; $88 Non-member

This seminar explains how environmental factors, including exposures to toxins in food and the environment, and the consumption of highly processed, nutrient-poor foods, are contributing to a wide range of chronic and neuro-degenerative illnesses in the population. These include autism, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, ADHD, ALS, and related disorders. Participants will learn how diets high in quality nutrient-dense foods support the brain as it attempts to repair itself, leading to improved behavior, mood, cognition, and muscular and neurological function.

Dietary intervention treatments highlighted in this seminar focus on providing excellent quality nutrition using whole, unprocessed foods that feed and nourish the body and brain. Among the approaches discussed will be the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) developed by Elaine Gottschall and the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (GAPS) developed by Natasha Campbell-McBride.

For event information: Ben Grosscup, 413-658-5374, ben.grosscup@nofamass.org

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Berry Production - Getting started with production and Marketing

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online course
Description: BF 122: Berry Production is a 6-week online course that will help you determine if you want to add berries to your farm, and make a plan for doing so. The course consists of weekly real-time webinars followed by homework, readings, and discussions on your own in an online setting.

The course runs Thursday, November 6 - December 18, 2014 - skipping Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving- with webinars from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The cost is $200, but multiple people from the same farm may participate without paying extra. See course description page for more on the course learning objectives, instructors, and outline.

For more information go to: nebeginningfarmers.org

Courses often fill very quickly, so don't miss your chance to sign up today!

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Webinar: Marketing for Profit

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: "You Are What You Look Like! Preparing the Product" by Marty Butts, Small Potatoes Marketing. Part of webinar series sponsored by Farmers Market Federation of NY. Cost: Free. Register: www.nyfarmersmarket.com/work-shop-programs/webinars/registration.html.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Calf & Heifer Congress 2014 - Birth to Breeding

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Rochester, NY
Description: RIT Inn and Conference Center outside of Rochester, NY located off Exit 46 of the NY State Thruway. To register online: www.cvent.com/d/k4qcr/4W

The timeline will extend from the calving event to breeding age, including expended knowledge on common practices as well as venturing into what research might tell us where replacement rearing and associated economics are going down the road.

Pre conference dinner/presentation/panel discussion dedicated to automated or robotic calf feeder systems on Dec. 10 will be followed by a full day of presentations and discussions on the 11th.

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Poultry Practicum

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: Poultry Practicum: Joe Emenheiser, UVM Extension Specialist, provides information about poultry management and production.

For more information visit www.uvm.edu/newfarmer, email newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802.223.2378 x

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Calf & Heifer Congress 2014 - Birth to Breeding

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Rochester, NY
Description: RIT Inn and Conference Center outside of Rochester, NY located off Exit 46 of the NY State Thruway. To register online: www.cvent.com/d/k4qcr/4W

The timeline will extend from the calving event to breeding age, including expended knowledge on common practices as well as venturing into what research might tell us where replacement rearing and associated economics are going down the road.

Pre conference dinner/presentation/panel discussion dedicated to automated or robotic calf feeder systems on Dec. 10 will be followed by a full day of presentations and discussions on the 11th.

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Berry Production - Getting started with production and Marketing

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online course
Description: BF 122: Berry Production is a 6-week online course that will help you determine if you want to add berries to your farm, and make a plan for doing so. The course consists of weekly real-time webinars followed by homework, readings, and discussions on your own in an online setting.

The course runs Thursday, November 6 - December 18, 2014 - skipping Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving- with webinars from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The cost is $200, but multiple people from the same farm may participate without paying extra. See course description page for more on the course learning objectives, instructors, and outline.

For more information go to: nebeginningfarmers.org

Courses often fill very quickly, so don't miss your chance to sign up today!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Berry Production - Getting started with production and Marketing

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online course
Description: BF 122: Berry Production is a 6-week online course that will help you determine if you want to add berries to your farm, and make a plan for doing so. The course consists of weekly real-time webinars followed by homework, readings, and discussions on your own in an online setting.

The course runs Thursday, November 6 - December 18, 2014 - skipping Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving- with webinars from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The cost is $200, but multiple people from the same farm may participate without paying extra. See course description page for more on the course learning objectives, instructors, and outline.

For more information go to: nebeginningfarmers.org

Courses often fill very quickly, so don't miss your chance to sign up today!

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