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Saturday, November 1, 2014

MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Point Lookout, Northport, ME

COST: $150 Full Conference Registration or $75 per session

Learn a lot, eat well, share your expertise, make new friends, and reconnect with old ones at the 2014 MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference!

CONTACT: Register at www.formstack.com/forms/MOFGA-farmer_to_farmer_registration__copy or contact MOFGA 207-568-4142 with any questions.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Point Lookout, Northport, ME

COST: $150 Full Conference Registration or $75 per session

Please see 11/1 event for details.

CONTACT: Register at www.formstack.com/forms/MOFGA-farmer_to_farmer_registration__copy or contact MOFGA 207-568-4142 with any questions.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Description: Point Lookout, Northport, ME

COST: $150 Full Conference Registration or $75 per session

Please see 11/3 event for details.

CONTACT: Register at www.formstack.com/forms/MOFGA-farmer_to_farmer_registration__copy or contact MOFGA 207-568-4142 with any questions.

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Succeeding with Grass-Fed Beef

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Description: Heifer International, 216 Wachusett St. Rutland, MA

COST: $65 Member (NOFA-MASS), $81 Non-Member

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 NOFA-Mass for a one-day conference with Ridge Shinn, an expert in grass-fed-and-finished beef production, who will share 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.

CONTACT: Register at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/828845 or contact Ben Grosscup, 413-658-5374, ben.grosscup@nofamass.org with any questions.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Poultry Production: Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys ...

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Online at nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/all-courses/bf-130-poultry-production/

Please see 10/15/14 event for details.

CONTACT: More information at nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/all-courses/bf-130-poultry-production/.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cover Crop Field Day

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Vorsteveld Farm, 1/3 Mile East of Panton Village on Panton Rd., Panton, VT

COST: Free

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 is doing that they seeded immediately after corn harvest...and how that cover crop did after manure was injected right after seeding. We can also talk to the Vorstevelds about their 'minimum till' system they have been using on their heavy clay soils.

CONTACT: More information at blog.uvm.edu/cvcrops/files/2014/10/Cover-Crop-Field-Days_Nov2014.pdf. RSVP to the Champlain Valley Crops & Soils team at 802-388-4969 or champlain.crops@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, contact Donna Brown by 10/29/2014 at 802-388-4969 or toll-free in Vermont at 1-800-956-1125 so we may assist you.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Cover Crop Field Day

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Clifford Farm, 6147 VT Route 116, Starksboro, VT

COST: Free

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. We'll also take a look at a 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 specifcations.

CONTACT: More information at blog.uvm.edu/cvcrops/files/2014/10/Cover-Crop-Field-Days_Nov2014.pdf. RSVP to the Champlain Valley Crops & Soils team at 802-388-4969 or champlain.crops@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, contact Donna Brown by 10/29/2014 at 802-388-4969 or toll-free in Vermont at 1-800-956-1125 so we may assist you.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Creating a Pollinator Enhancement Plan for your Farm

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Shelburne Farms, Shelburne VT

COST: $35/VT Land Trust Member or conserved property owner; $55 Non-Member (Includes Lunch)

Participants in this hands-on intensive workshop will learn about native pollinator habitat needs and create a customized habitat enhancement plan for their farm.

CONTACT: To register vlt.givezooks.com/events/creating-a-pollinator-enhancement-plan-for-your-land or contact Vermont Land Trust at (802) 262-1204 for more information or with questions.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Master Shepherd: Sheep Health

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Description: Doolittle Farm, 1078 Doolittle Rd, Shoreham, VT 05770

COST: $60 VSGA Members, $75 Non-Members

This course will cover:
- sheep health and diseases
- how to keep disease out of your flock
- homeopathy
- providing medical care
- practical health care of animals


CONTACT: Chet Parsons, chet.parsons@uvm.edu with any questions.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Build a Strong Workforce on the Farm: Burlington

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Double Tree Hotel, Burlington, VT

COST: $30

Human Resource Management Training for Vermont Producers!

CONTACT: Please RSVP by Nov. 1, 2014 to Louise Waterman VT Agency of Agriculture 802-828-6900 or Louise.Waterman@state.vt.us.

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A Tour of Cover Crops in St. Albans Bay

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Meet at the St. Albans Extension office at 278 S. Main St., St. Albans, VT BEFORE 1:00

COST: Free

In Franklin County, UVM agronomist Heather Darby will lead a tour of the research trials and share how cover crop varieties have performed in Vermont’s soils and climatic conditions.

CONTACT: More information at hhttp://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/2014covercropfieldday2.pdf. RSVP to the NW Crops & Soils Team by contacting Susan at 802-524-6501 or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, contact Susan Brouillette by 10/29/2014 at 802-524-6501 or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu so we may assist you.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NESAWG It Takes a Region Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

COST: $200

What does it take to make our food system strong, resilient and region-sized? What does real collaboration and cooperation look like? How can we be more effective? This conference will be exploring the various channels, mechanisms, structures and infrastructures for making region-sizing work.

CONTACT: REgister at ittakesaregionregistration.org/ or contact Betsy Johnson, NESAWG Conference Organizer betsygardnerjohnson@comcast.net 413-301-5387 with any questions.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NESAWG It Takes a Region Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

COST: $200

Please see 11/11 event for details.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson, NESAWG Conference Organizer betsygardnerjohnson@comcast.net 413-301-5387 with any questions.

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Build a Strong Workforce on the Farm: White River Junction

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Yankee Farm Credit 52 Farm Vu Drive, White River Jct, VT

COST: $30

Human Resource Management Training for Vermont Producers!

CONTACT: Please RSVP by Nov. 1, 2014 to Louise Waterman VT Agency of Agriculture 802-828-6900 or Louise.Waterman@state.vt.us.

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Tile Drainage School

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: The Factory: 20 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

COST: $40

Speakers at this one day workshop on farm tile drainage include: Allenwaite Farm Inc., George and Travis Allen; Steve Mahoney, owner of River Bend Farm Agricultural and Environmental Services; Larry Geohring , Cornell University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering; Scott Fitscher, NRCS Conservation Program Manager; and David Holck, Farm Service Agency County Executive Director.

CONTACT: Register by November 7th at cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=157
Contact Aaron Gabriel at (518) 380-1496 or adg12@cornell.edu, Kevin Ganoe at (315)-219-7786 or khg2@cornell.edu, or Ashley Pierce at (518) 272-4210 or arp253@cornell.edu with any questions.

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Cover Crop Field Day

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Borderview Research Farm, 146 Line Road, Alburgh, VT

COST: Free

In Franklin County, UVM agronomist Heather Darby will share how cover crop varieties have performed in Vermont’s soils and climatic conditions.

CONTACT: More information at hhttp://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/2014covercropfieldday2.pdf. RSVP to the NW Crops & Soils Team by contacting Susan at 802-524-6501 or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, contact Susan Brouillette by 10/29/2014 at 802-524-6501 or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu so we may assist you.

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Poultry Production: Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys ...

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Online at nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/all-courses/bf-130-poultry-production/

Please see 10/15/14 event for details.

CONTACT: More information at nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/all-courses/bf-130-poultry-production/.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Open House at the NEMP Facility

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Description: 30 Furnace Hollow Rd, Stafford Springs, CT

COST: Not Listed

New England Meat Packing (formerly Brothers Quality) and the Connecticut RC&D Council would like to invite you to attend an Open House at the NEMP to see their facility and new processing room and discuss the possibilities for continued partnership and improvement of access to Connecticut-produced meat.

CONTACT: John Guszkowski at 860-928-7848 or jpg@cmea.co for more information or with any questions.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Farm Safety Program

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: UVM Extension Office, Berlin, VT

COST: $90

The Vermont Farm Safety Program provides ways to strengthen and improve your on-farm safety program, including bilingual tools to support your needs. If your safety program isn’t written down – documented – it doesn’t exist from an OSHA or insurance perspective.

CONTACT: Louise Waterman at the VT Agency of Agriculture, (802) 828-6900 or Louise.Waterman@state.vt.us to register and with questions.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Effective Use of Electric Fencing to Improve Grazing & Soil Mgmt

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Online webinar at www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars/effective-use-of-electric-fencing-to-improve-grazing-management-and-enhance-soil-health

COST: Free

Resting pastures between grazing periods is critical to maintaining or improving soil health in grazed pasture systems. Oftentimes, poor grazing management is a result of producers not appreciating the effectiveness of electric fence, or because producers have had bad experiences with them. This webinar will focus on how to make effective use of temporary electric fencing for a variety of livestock species. Basic management and troubleshooting of electric fences will be covered as well as species-specific temporary fencing techniques. The discussion will include effective management of electric fences for cattle, horses, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry.

CONTACT: No pre-registration required. See more information at www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars/effective-use-of-electric-fencing-to-improve-grazing-management-and-enhance-soil-health

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Poultry Production: Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys ...

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Online at nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/all-courses/bf-130-poultry-production/

Please see 10/15/14 event for details.

CONTACT: More information at nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/all-courses/bf-130-poultry-production/.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

DAPNet Logging Workshop

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Long View Farm, Charlestown, NH

COST: $20, $10 for interns; lunch available by donations

Demonstration of safe felling, efficient transport, and milling of timber.

CONTACT: To register go do draftanimalpower.org or contact dapnetinfo@gmail.com, or call Jay Fisher at 603 477 2114 with any questions.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

NEFU's 5th Annual Convention

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Description: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St, Portland, ME

COST: TBA

2014 New England Farmer's Union Annual Convention: Navigating Change in New England Agriculture. More information coming soon.

CONTACT: NEFU at 413.625.3051 with any questions or for more information.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

NEFU's 5th Annual Convention

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Description: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St, Protland, ME

COST: TBA

2014 New England Farmer's Union Annual Convention: Navigating Change in New England Agriculture. More information coming soon.

CONTACT: NEFU at 413.625.3051 with any questions or for more information.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

NEFU's 5th Annual Convention

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Description: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St, Protland, ME

COST: TBA

2014 New England Farmer's Union Annual Convention: Navigating Change in New England Agriculture. More information coming soon.

CONTACT: NEFU at 413.625.3051 with any questions or for more information.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Break

Day Event

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Break

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Break

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