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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Advanced Cheese Making Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Description: Food Science Conference Center, Room 148 Stocking Hall, Cornell University Campus, Ithaca, NY

COST: $800 for NYS Participants, $960 for Others

Please see 10/21 event for details.

CONTACT: Register at dairyextension.foodscience.cornell.edu/content/advanced-cheese-making-workshop-october-21-23-2014 or contact Janene Lucia jgg3@cornell.edu with any questions.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beef Quality Assurance Certification Course

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Watswyck Farm, 60 Sinsbaugh Rd, Pine Bush, NY

COST: $30 includes manual

For beef producers who are not currently BQA certified, trainings are being offered across NY state to provide easy access to BQA certification. Trainings also meet the requirement for recertification.

CONTACT: To register and with questions contact Orange CCE 845-344-1234 cah94@cornell.edu

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Draft Horse Workshop

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Fair Winds Farm, 511 Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

COST: $495 per person, $940 for two from same farm

This workshop focuses on building skills & confidence in harnessing, hitching, driving & horse management. A single horse and teams are used for hands on experience and individual instruction. You will drive from the ground, on a wagon and a forecart. Horse management including the basics of safety, handling, foot care, feeding and horse health will be covered.

CONTACT: Register at www.fairwindsfarm.org/DHWSregistration2012.pdf or contact Fair Winds Farm 802-254-9067 fairwinds@fairwindsfarm.org with any questions.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Draft Horse Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Fair Winds Farm, 511 Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

COST: $495 per person, $940 for two from same farm

Please see 10/28 event for details.

CONTACT: Register at www.fairwindsfarm.org/DHWSregistration2012.pdf or contact Fair Winds Farm 802-254-9067 fairwinds@fairwindsfarm.org with any questions.

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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, October 30, 2014

Draft Horse Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Fair Winds Farm, 511 Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

COST: $495 per person, $940 for two from same farm

Please see 10/28 event for details.

CONTACT: Register at www.fairwindsfarm.org/DHWSregistration2012.pdf or contact Fair Winds Farm 802-254-9067 fairwinds@fairwindsfarm.org with any questions.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Draft Horse Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Fair Winds Farm, 511 Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

COST: $495 per person, $940 for two from same farm

Please see 10/28 event for details.

CONTACT: Register at www.fairwindsfarm.org/DHWSregistration2012.pdf or contact Fair Winds Farm 802-254-9067 fairwinds@fairwindsfarm.org with any questions.

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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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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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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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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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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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