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Friday, August 23, 2013

Learning From The Stokers: Homeopathic Herd Health

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cazanovia, NY
Description: Learning From the Stokers: Homeopathic Herd Health & Smart Grain Marketing
4955 Nelson Rd., Cazanovia, NY
Join Henry Stoker of Sto Farm and John Stoker of Stolor Organics to learn how their farm business structure supports their dairy and grain businesses. During the morning program Henry will discuss the use of homeopathy for treating his dairy herd, provide a farm tour and answer herd health questions. The afternoon will will focus on the grain operation of the business, highlighting how John provides quality grains to the dairy and how he has diversified his grain production. Robert Perry of NOFA-NY will demonstrate the OREI mobile grain cleaning unit.
CONTACT: Registration Coordinator, Stephanie, by phone at 585-271-1979 ext. 509, by email, or online at

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Movement for a Healthy Farming Body

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rutland, VT
Description: Farmers/yoga instructors Stephanie Jones, Galen Miller and farmer/massage therapist Lindsay Arbuckle
Rutland Public Library Fox Room, Rutland
Learn techniques and simple movements that can help increase your comfort and flexibility in everyday tasks. Learn how to relax your body after a long day of hard work and to let go of tension and stress. Practice self-massage and movements to address acute issues common to farmers. This workshop is for any farmer or aspiring farmer who wants to keep their body healthy and moving ! $10/participant

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

NOFA-MA: 100% Grass-Fed Seasonal Raw Milk Dairy

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Great Barrington, MA
Description: The workshop will cover the basics of raw milk production, seasonal dairy management, and intensive rotational grazing, as well as fencing options and water systems for cows and calves. Participants will meet at Blue Hill Farm and view all aspects of milk production from the milking machines to the pastures. (Be aware that the farm has two locations; do not go to the location on North Plain Rd.)

Instructor: Sean Stanton has been farming for 10 years and the dairy has been licensed a raw milk dairy for three years. Blue Hill Farm 398 Blue Hill Road Great Barrington, MA

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Monday, August 26, 2013

VT Pig & Pork Field Day

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Greensboro & Hyde Park, VT
Description: Jasper Hill Farm, Greensboro, VT and Applecheek Farm, Hyde Park, VT
Please come join us for full day of pork production and processing. Dale Rozeboom, Swine Nutrition & Production Management specialist from Michigan State University Extension, will be joining us as we visit two different pork farms. We will be touring Jasper Hill and Applecheek’s farm systems and looking at the innovative ways they are raising and finishing pigs. At each farm Dale will present on a number of topics including swine nutrition, the use of alternative feed sources, nutrient management, animal health and outdoor management. Dale has worked with a range of hog producers and will be sharing his experience with different farm models he has worked with in Michigan. This will be followed by processing demonstration and pork celebration.
CONTACT: Please pre-registrar at Questions please call 802-434-4122 or email
Cost:$30 VGFA or NOFA members, $50 non-members

You can also set up an individual on-farm consultation with Dale. These visits will be 1.5 hours. Thanks to grant support, we are able to offer these visits at a reduced cost of $100 for NOFA-VT and VGFA members, and $150 for non-members. Slots are limited, so please contact Sam Fuller at NOFA-VT to request an individual on-farm consultation. or (802) 434-4122 x14

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hardwick, VT
Description: ServSafe is a Food Service Sanitation Course developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and is a national standard for restaurant kitchens and processing facilities. Cost: $130
To register go to: call us at 472-5362 or email

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NOFA-VT Summer Workshop: Beginning Farmer Field Day

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Pownal, VT
Description: Beginning Farmer Field Day for Diversified Vegetable Producers
Mighty Food Farm, Pownal, VT

For more information or to register visit the NOFA-VT website:

Cost: $20 members, $40 non-members

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Budding and Grafting Fruit Varieties

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: Bud and Graft Fruit Trees for Organic Production
Free upcoming webinar will explore regionally and locally adapted crops
Regionally and locally adapted fruit crops aren’t just a treat for the palate. Developing them can fill a number of needs – from providing a boon to organic fruit growers to helping detail-oriented farmers and nurserymen make a decent on-farm income.

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) Horticulture Specialist Guy Ames will present a webinar addressing what it takes to develop fruit that’s adapted locally and regionally – and he’ll get hands-on with a discussion of grafting, budding, cuttings, and other forms of asexual fruit propagation.

The webinar, which is being offered by NCAT free of charge, will have plenty of time for participants to ask questions – general or about their own operations. And Guy will respond to any questions that aren’t answered during the webinar in the days following via email. To Register go to:

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NOFA-VT Summer Workshop: Farm and Homestead Resiliency

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Moretown, VT
Description: Farm and Homestead Resiliency Strategies
Whole Systems Research Farm, Moretown, VT

For more information or to register visit the NOFA-VT website:

Cost: Members $10; nonmembers $20

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