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Monday, March 2, 2015

Farm Work Done Legally with Interns, Apprentices & Volunteers

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Advanced Webinar
Description: Learn how an attorney sees CSA and what you can do to protect your farm. This webinar will also discuss risks with farm volunteer programs and buying the right insurance.

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Every webinar will be recorded and available for viewing after. Register even if you can't attend- you will receive a link to the recording in your email as soon as it's available.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Whole Farm Planning Classes

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Washington County
Description: For people with two to 10 years in business.

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014
Fees: $150-$500

For more information: Heidi Krantz, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or

Join other farming women for support and camaraderie learning about whole farm planning. Beginning women farmers (those with 2-10 years running a farming business) in Vermont can learn more about whole farm planning in a program developed specifically for women.

Additional Notice: We are recruiting one experienced farmer (with 10 or more years of farm management experience) to serve as a mentor for Whole Farm Planning course participants. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out a mentor application or contact Heidi Krantz for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x203 so we may assist you.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NOFA NY Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Holiday Inn, Syracuse/Liverpool
Description: Save the Date for the NOFA-NY Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference!

NOFA-NY is excited to announce Keynote speaker Neal Kinsey, of Kinsey Agricultural Services, to the 2015 NOFA-NY Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference.

Know Your Soils: You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure

This event is being sponsored by NOFA NY and this listing is provided for informational purposes only. To request disability-related accommodations please contact the Holiday Inn.

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2015 Budget Clinic

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Berlin UVM Extension office
Description: UVM Extension Farm Business Specialist, Mark Cannella is available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for this 1 - 1.5 hour private meeting.

Fee: $25.00

For more information and to register:

For locations listed under Mark Cannella please contact: Christi Sherlock at or 1-800-860-1382 x200.

For locations listed under Dennis Kauppila please contact: Brent Passut at or 1-800-545-8920 x351.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Christi Sherlock (for appointments with Mark Cannella) at 800-287-1552 x200 or Brent Passut (for appointments with Dennis Kauppla) at 800-545-8920 x351.

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Winter Meeting with Friends of Northern Lake Champlain

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Champlain Valley Equip., St A.
Description: 2015 Winter Meeting - planning topics about over-fertilization and feeding too much phosphorus, updated agronomic cost effective practices,the FNLC tile drainage project and UVM Extension research and equipment updates.

Sign up by contacting Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501; 1-800-639-2130 (in VT only) or There is no online registration. Free event with lunch sponsored by Champlain Valley Equipment.

Check the website: for a flyer.

If you need disability related accommodations to participate please contact Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or 1-800-639-2130.

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The How, When & Why of Accessing Business Capital

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: RAFFL Office, Rutland, VT
Description: RAFFL Office, 67 Merchants Row (3rd floor), Rutland, VT

This workshop will offer insight on the specific lending options available for farm and food businesses and what lenders are looking for, as well as help you consider when any why to seek financing. Benneth Phelps, from The Carrot Project will be available for 1-1 consulting to answer individual questions after this workshop. Contact Jen at or 802-417-7096 for more information.

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations please contact Jen at 802-417-7096.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Milk Quality/Mastitis Management Webinars

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: Milk Quality/Mastitis Management webinars (daytime) in CCE Ballston Spa - One program, sessions build up what was previously covered in earlier session. For more information Contact CCE - Herkimer (315) 866-7920, or to register.

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