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Thursday, April 2, 2015

9th Annual VT Organics Recycling Summit

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: VT Tech College, Randolph Center
Description: Learn about organic residuals to produce compost, energy, and resilient communities. Eight workshops including one on Vermont's Universal Recycling law.

Judd Hall, VTC, Randolph Center.

Admission: $60. Before March 15th: $50

To register: www.regonline.com/VORS2015.

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations contact:vorsummit@gmail.com.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Farmers Market/Local Food Promotion Grant Writing Workshop

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: White River Jct.
Description: WANT $ TO MOVE LOCAL FOOD?

Free Workshop, at USDA Service Center, 28 Farmvu Drive, WRJ., VT.

This is a five-hour grant-writing workshop is designed to help potential applicants understand, develop, and submit their Federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.

Please RSVP. Contact organizer: Hans Estrin (hestrin@uvm.edu, cell: 802 380 2109)

To request a disability related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Hans Estrin at 802.380.2109 or email: hestrin@uvm.edu so we may assist you.

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Animal Slaughter and Processing

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Location: Danby, VT
Description: Smoky House Center, Danby, VT

Contact RAFFL office at 802-417-7096.

Farmers have a diversity of approaches to the slaughtering and processing of their animals and poultry. Hear from Mara Hearst and Evan Proft from Someday Farms and BJ Hathaway for Hathaway Farm about their choices and systems for slaughtering and processing. Discuss what works for you, where you have encountered challenges, what policies and regulations you would like to see changed, etc.

This event is posted by UVM as informational only. If you need disability related accommodations contact the RAFFL office at 802-417-7096 for assistance.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Welcoming Customers on your Farm

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Rutland, VT
Description: Welcoming Customers on Your Farm Using Agritourism, Education, and Direct Sales to Increase Farm Profits

Spend Tuesday, April 7 touring a variety of farms in the Rutland region.
On Wednesday, April 8, learn from experts in agritourism, on-farm education, and direct sales -- and share your experiences! Downtown Rutland's Paramount Theater and Community College of Vermont will be the venues for speakers and hands-on workshops.

To register on-line: www.regonline.com/vtagritourism-apr2015-rutland by March 15.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chase at 802-257-7967 or 1-800-571-0668 (toll-free in VT), or email lisa.chase@uvm.edu by March 17 so we may assist you.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.



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Whole Farm Planning Classes

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Extension Office, Berlin
Description: For people with two to 10 years in business.

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

For more information: Beth Holtzman, UVM Extension office 802-223-2389 or beth.holtzman@uvm.edu.

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 Beth Holtzman for more information

To request disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Beth Holtzman at 802-223-2389 x204 so we may assist you.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Welcoming Customers on your Farm

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Rutland, VT
Description: Welcoming Customers on Your Farm Using Agritourism, Education, and Direct Sales to Increase Farm Profits

Spend Tuesday, April 7 touring a variety of farms in the Rutland region.
On Wednesday, April 8, learn from experts in agritourism, on-farm education, and direct sales -- and share your experiences! Downtown Rutland's Paramount Theater and Community College of Vermont will be the venues for speakers and hands-on workshops.

To register on-line: www.regonline.com/vtagritourism-apr2015-rutland by March 15.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chase at 802-257-7967 or 1-800-571-0668 (toll-free in VT), or email lisa.chase@uvm.edu by March 17 so we may assist you.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.



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Farm Transfer Workshops

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: UVM Ext. Office, Brattleboro
Description: Farm Transfer workshops to be held at the UVM Extension office, 130 Austine Drive, Brattleboro. Check out the brochure at - www.uvm.edu/farmtransfer/2015TTFworkshops.pdf.

Fee: $20.00, after April 3, $25.00.

Lunch is provided. The workshops will address family communication, goal setting, retirement, estate planning, taxes, methods to transfer assets, and business organization.

An attorney will speak on wills, trusts, medicaid issues, and other legal issues. There will also be farmer panel discussing how they went about the farm business and farmland transition process.

To request a disability related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Bob Parsons at 802-656-2109 by April 3 so we may assist you.

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Getting Started Growing Hops

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: A UVM Extension New Farmer Project Webinar

Join UVM Extension Agronomy Specialist Heather Darby for a presentation on getting started with hops. We'll cover setting up a trellis system, soil fertility, variety selection, pest management, harvesting, and post-harvest management.

The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To register go to: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1718970247074771201

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Beth Holtzman at 802-223-2389 or 800-866-1632 by April 6 so we may assist you.

For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389 x203.

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Urban Landscape (SOUL) Tree Steward Program

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Middlebury UVM Ext. office
Description: Register now to become a Vermont tree steward.
Course topics include tree biology, health and identification, tools for assessing and understanding trees in your community and the components of a vibrant urban/community forestry program.

The program includes four Wednesday evening classes and one full-day Saturday class, all at the Middlebury UVM Extension office, 23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, VT. Participants are expected to attend all five classes. Saturday, April 18th class will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Early registration $50 (by 2/27), $60 after 2/27
www.vtcommunityforestry.org/get-involved/tree-stewards/2015-soul-program-information

For questions or to request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Elise Shadler at 802-656-2657 or toll free at 1-800-571-0668 or email Elise.Schadler@uvm.edu so that we may assist you.

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