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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Maine Compost School

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Monmouth, ME
Description: (See details on June 17.)

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Maine Compost School

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Monmouth, ME
Description: (See details on June 17.)

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Raising Grazers with Grain-fed Animals (NOFA MASS event)

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: N. Amherst, MA
Description: Location: 1089 N. Pleasant St., N. Amherst, MA

COST: $25 NOFA members, $31 non-members

This workshop helps producers plan how to integrate multiple livestock species into a whole farm system. While the primary focus of this farm is vegetable production, livestock make crucial contributions to the whole of the farm. This workshop willcover scale thresholds that make animal operations an appropriate size relative to labor input, market potential, and husbandry needs. Each species will be considered for its needs, its economic value, as well as its contribution to overall farm functioning. The presentation focuses on synergies between grazing animals (cattle and sheep) and grain-fed animals (chickens and pigs), using annual cover crops as forage, creating a farm budget, managing production, and scheduling slaughter dates. Marketing discussion will present combined approach to CSA, direct retail, farmers’ market, and restaurants. Instructor Dave Tepfer is co-owner of Simple Gifts Farm where he manages the livestock using a pasture-based system for 15 beefers, 30 sheep, 50 pigs, and 200 laying hens.

CONTACT: Ben Grosscup, 413-658-5374. By email, ben.grosscup@nofamass.org; put “Animal Husbandry” in subject. Register at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/343810

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Growing Places Course for New Farmers

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: White River Jct., VT
Description: Location: Vital Communities offices, White River Jct., VT

COST: $100 if registered by May 31, or $135 until June 10

This four session course introduces new and aspiring farmers to important topics, resources and services integral to getting their farm started off right. Participants will learn about the cornerstones of farm business development—goal setting and decision making, accessing capital and financial management, exploring markets, and learning about the resources and services available to support beginning farmers.

Offered by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project in collaboration with Vital Communities and co-sponsored by the Women's Ag Network.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Jessie Schmidt at (802) 223-2389, ext. 203, or (866) 860-1382 (toll-free in Vermont) by June 10, 2013. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.

No matter what stage your farm business is in, the New Farmer Project offers classes to help you reach your full potential. Vermont New Farmer Project courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of aspiring and beginning farmers, including topics such as: goal setting, business planning, marketing, and ag financial management. Not sure which course is right for you? Contact us at newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389 x203.

CONTACT: Course information and online registration can be found at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Click on "Classes" then "Growing Places." For questions and additional information, email newfarmer@uvm.edu.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

County Fairs & Zoonotic Diseases (Webinar)

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Description: Online

COST: Free

Join Oregon and Washington specialists from the Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, and Extension as they share best practices for keeping animals and people healthy during county fairs. Prevention of the spread of zoonotic diseases will be the focus of this one-hour live webinar. A question-and-answer session will be available. This opportunity is especially for fair managers, county Extension faculty and other decision makers interested in disease reduction and risk management at fairs.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Lynette Black, 4-H Youth Development Faculty, Oregon State University Extension Service. Lynette.Black@oregonstate.edu. Connection: gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/edencop/

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Growing Places Course for New Farmers

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: White River Jct., VT
Description: Location: Vital Communities offices, White River Jct., VT

COST: $100 if registered by May 31, or $135 until June 10

This four session course introduces new and aspiring farmers to important topics, resources and services integral to getting their farm started off right. Participants will learn about the cornerstones of farm business development—goal setting and decision making, accessing capital and financial management, exploring markets, and learning about the resources and services available to support beginning farmers.

Offered by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project in collaboration with Vital Communities and co-sponsored by the Women's Ag Network.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Jessie Schmidt at (802) 223-2389, ext. 203, or (866) 860-1382 (toll-free in Vermont) by June 10, 2013. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.

No matter what stage your farm business is in, the New Farmer Project offers classes to help you reach your full potential. Vermont New Farmer Project courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of aspiring and beginning farmers, including topics such as: goal setting, business planning, marketing, and ag financial management. Not sure which course is right for you? Contact us at newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389 x203.

CONTACT: Course information and online registration can be found at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Click on "Classes" then "Growing Places." For questions and additional information, email newfarmer@uvm.edu.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

On-Farm Energy, Vegetable & Fruit Enterprises, and Pest Control

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Alburgh, VT
Description: Borderview Farm and Darby Farm in Alburgh, VT

COST: Free for youth participating in the Youth Ag. IDA program.

Introducing our very own on-farm workshop series- specially designed for youth in the UVM Extension Youth Ag Individual Development Account Program!

This first event will be offered with Chris Callahan?, Vern Grubinger and Ann Hazelrigg of UVM Extension.

CONTACT: We strongly encourage all participants in the Youth Ag IDA program to attend, and ask that you RSVP by July 5 For more information or to register, contact Ali at 802-656-9139 or azipparo@uvm.edu To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Ali at 802-656-9139 or azipparo@uvm.edu by July 1 (or as soon as possible) so we may assist you.

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NY Regional IPM Meeting for Pasture Farmers

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hoosick Falls, NY
Description: Sheffer’s Grassland Dairy, 74 Sheffer Road, Hoosick Falls, NY

COST: Free, but RSVP is appreciated.

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County and Ken Wise from the NYS IPM Program to answer: who are the usual summer time pest species and what can you do about them?

From this field meeting you will learn to correctly identify the most important fly pests affecting livestock on pasture in the northeast. You will also learn techniques to determine if fly populations are at numbers that can cause economic injury. Learn the options available for controlling fly pests affecting animals on pasture including the role of dung beetles, use of effective biting fly catching traps suitable for use on pasture, and what you should know about making insecticide use decisions.

Cornell Cooperative Extension provides many educational opportunities and resources for established as well as new farmers and land owners as well as consumers and youth. For more information on any of these classes or other upcoming events with CCE, please call (518) 272-4210.

CONTACT: For more information or to register, please contact Marcie Vohnoutka at mmp74@cornell.edu or (518) 272-4210.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Grass-Fed All Year Long: Summer Workshop

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jamestown, RI
Description: Location: 455 North Rd., Watson Farm, Jamestown, RI

COST: Free

Come join Darrell Emmick, retired USDA Grazing Land Management Specialist, to learn about animal behavior, local invasive weeds and how to involve your livestock in managing them, and the Grass-fed All Year Long 2013-2014 line-up with Michael T. Keilty of UConn.

CONTACT: Register at docs.google.com/forms/d/1mWwhpmoiJqPVkskByQ57UNCv3bS_DrJCyWrOWzP0Nw0/edit or contact Jean King at jean.king@uconn.edu or 860-916-7367.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Grass-Fed All Year Long: Summer Workshop

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Litchfield, CT
Description: Location: Laurel Ridge Farm, 66 Wigwam Rd., Litchfield, CT

COST: Free

Come join Darrell Emmick, retired USDA Grazing Land Management Specialist, to learn about animal behavior, and be joined by local specialists to talk about animal health, toxic weeds, and the nutritional qualities of weeds, and the Grass-fed All Year Long 2013-2014 line-up with Michael T. Keilty of UConn.

CONTACT: Register at docs.google.com/forms/d/1mWwhpmoiJqPVkskByQ57UNCv3bS_DrJCyWrOWzP0Nw0/edit or contact Jean King at jean.king@uconn.edu or 860-916-7367.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Grass-Fed All Year Long: Summer Workshop

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: S. Deerfield, MA
Description: Location: UMass Farm, 89-91 River Rd., S. Deerfield, MA

COST: Free

Come join Darrell Emmick, retired USDA Grazing Land Management Specialist, to learn about animal behavior, and be joined by local specialists who will discuss the UMass Hay/Baleage Beef Finishing Project, the Soil Compaction Tillage Radish Trial, and Livestock Weed Analysis, and the Grass-fed All Year Long 2013-2014 line-up with Michael T. Keilty of UConn.

CONTACT: Register at docs.google.com/forms/d/1mWwhpmoiJqPVkskByQ57UNCv3bS_DrJCyWrOWzP0Nw0/edit or contact Jean King at jean.king@uconn.edu or 860-916-7367.

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Summer Evening Pasture Walk

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Long Lesson Farm, 444 Goosen-Regan Road, Buskirk, NY

COST: $5.00

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension at , www.longlessonangus.com/) for a pasture walk on July 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy a presentation from Columbia-Greene CCE Livestock Educator Mick Bessire, question and answer time with the farmers, and light refreshments.
We will cover topics including:
• Pasture renovations
• Soil health
• Weed control
Discussion will move in the direction that participants have interest in, bring your pasture and grazing questions! Cornell Cooperative Extension provides many educational opportunities and resources for established as well as new farmers and land owners, and consumers and youth.

CONTACT: For more information and to R.S.V.P please contact Marcie Vohnoutka at (518) 272-4210 or mmp74@cornell.edu.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Shelburne, VT
Description: Coach Barn, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

COST: $50/person

Vermont is the premium artisanal cheese state with the highest number of cheesemakers per capita: a total of over 40 of them! The public is invited to experience Vermont's passion for making fine cheeses, taste local and fresh foods and wines, and meet the artisans who make them. Spend a high summer day along the shores of Lake Champlain at the historic Shelburne Farms Coach Barn sampling, buying, learning, and networking.

CONTACT: For more information please contact at 800.884.6287. Buy tickets at www.vtcheesefest.com/tickets.html

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Growing Places Course for New Farmers

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: White River Jct., VT
Description: Location: Vital Communities offices, White River Jct., VT

COST: $100 if registered by May 31, or $135 until June 10

This four session course introduces new and aspiring farmers to important topics, resources and services integral to getting their farm started off right. Participants will learn about the cornerstones of farm business development—goal setting and decision making, accessing capital and financial management, exploring markets, and learning about the resources and services available to support beginning farmers.

Offered by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project in collaboration with Vital Communities and co-sponsored by the Women's Ag Network.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Jessie Schmidt at (802) 223-2389, ext. 203, or (866) 860-1382 (toll-free in Vermont) by June 10, 2013. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.

No matter what stage your farm business is in, the New Farmer Project offers classes to help you reach your full potential. Vermont New Farmer Project courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of aspiring and beginning farmers, including topics such as: goal setting, business planning, marketing, and ag financial management. Not sure which course is right for you? Contact us at newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389 x203.

CONTACT: Course information and online registration can be found at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Click on "Classes" then "Growing Places." For questions and additional information, email newfarmer@uvm.edu.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Certified Organic Poultry, Pigs, Steer & Worms (NOFA-MASS event)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Barre, MA
Description: Many Hands Organic Farm, 411 Sheldon Rd., Barre, MA

COST: $30 NOFA members, $38 non-members

In this workshop, Julie of Many Hands Organic Farm will discuss and participants will see two sizes of meat birds, layers, brand new turkeys, pigs, cows, and worms. Participants will learn about the management of all these species and their relationships to each other on this tightly organized and rotated farm system, which includes 2 ½ acres of vegetables and 1 acre of orchard. The workshop covers feeds, housing, pasturing, woods management, rotations with crops, sprouted grains, brooding, marketing, and finances. Participants have the opportunity to help slaughter some chickens. Instructor Julie Rawson is a life-long farmer who has been raising livestock organically for almost 30 years.

CONTACT: Ben Grosscup, 413-658-5374. By email, ben.grosscup@nofamass.org; put “Animal Husbandry” in subject. Register at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/345376

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Grass Fed Heritage Beef

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Green Heron Growers, 2361 Wait Corners Road, Panama, NY

NOFA-NY is hosting a field day on July 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Green Heron Growers 2361, Panama, NY. Please join NOFA-NY for a workshop entitled Grass Fed Heritage Beef. Join Julie and Steve Rockcastle of Green Heron Growers as they discuss their management practices raising grass fed heritage beef. The field day will begin with a tour of their pastures focusing on management intensive grazing. The day will also include a discussion on selecting genetics and developing heritage breeds. Farmers Steve and Julie will discuss how they have developed their herd with a focus on converting grass to delicious beef. Green Heron Growers raises 100% grass-fed heritage beef, certified organic chicken, eggs, shiitake mushrooms & vegetables for conscious eaters who value quality products, animal welfare and stewardship of the land. They strive to provide nourishing food for family, friends, and community. Stay at the farm: overnight camping and grass-fed burger cook-out for an additional fee of $20. Visit theheron.org/1769-2/ for camping details.

COST: $10 per person and $15 per two or more people per farm

CONTACT: To pre-register and pay, please contact the Registration Coordinator, Stephanie, by phone at 585-271-1979 ext. 509, by email at register@nofany.org, or shop online at tinyurl.com/nofanyevents.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Pasture & Livestock, and Weed & Forage ID (Youth Ag. IDA Wkshp.)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Middlesex, VT
Description: Osprey Hill Farm, Middlesex, , VT

COST: Free for youth participating in the Youth Ag. IDA program.

This second workshop will be offered with Jenn Colby, Kimberly Hagen and Juan Alvez of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and Sid Bosworth of UVM Plant & Soil Sciences

CONTACT: We strongly encourage all participants in the Youth Ag IDA program to attend, and ask that you RSVP by July 26 For more information or to register, contact Ali at 802-656-9139 or azipparo@uvm.edu To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Ali at 802-656-9139 or azipparo@uvm.edu by July 12 (or as soon as possible) so we may assist you.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

CSA Farmer Exchange with Equiterre

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Intervale Community Farm, Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT

This exchange with Quebec’s CSA networking organization, Equiterre, will offer a farm tour and discussion of ICF’s CSA distribution strategy and general management practices. Join us for a social with the NOFA pizza oven starting at 3.

CONTACT: NOFA at info@nofavt.org or (802) 434-4122

COST: $10 NOFA members, $20 non-members IMPROVING PASTURE PRODUCTIVITY WITH INTENSIVE

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Growing Places Course for New Farmers

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: White River Jct., VT
Description: Location: Vital Communities offices, White River Jct., VT

COST: $100 if registered by May 31, or $135 until June 10

This four session course introduces new and aspiring farmers to important topics, resources and services integral to getting their farm started off right. Participants will learn about the cornerstones of farm business development—goal setting and decision making, accessing capital and financial management, exploring markets, and learning about the resources and services available to support beginning farmers.

Offered by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project in collaboration with Vital Communities and co-sponsored by the Women's Ag Network.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Jessie Schmidt at (802) 223-2389, ext. 203, or (866) 860-1382 (toll-free in Vermont) by June 10, 2013. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.

No matter what stage your farm business is in, the New Farmer Project offers classes to help you reach your full potential. Vermont New Farmer Project courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of aspiring and beginning farmers, including topics such as: goal setting, business planning, marketing, and ag financial management. Not sure which course is right for you? Contact us at newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389 x203.

CONTACT: Course information and online registration can be found at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Click on "Classes" then "Growing Places." For questions and additional information, email newfarmer@uvm.edu.

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Food Safety Modernization Act - Discussion for NH Farmers

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Office, Rockingham Co., Brentwood, NH

A task force of organizations and individuals across NH have been working for several months to try to read, understand and communicate to the farming community what FSMA may mean for them and for New Hampshire’s agricultural development. As part of this effort, UNH is hosting a two hour workshop in three different locations. The program will include a brief presentation of what has been learned so far, a panel of famers who have studied the rules and will share their concerns, and information on how to comment on the proposed rules.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to the workshop. This is your chance to comment. The workshop presenters will demonstrate how to navigate the FSMA comment page and provide time for participants to draft or directly send comments.

CONTACT: For more information about these workshops please contact Heather Bryant, Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture, UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County, 603-787-6944 or Heather.Bryant@unh.edu.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Improving Pasture Productivity: Intensive Grazing & Silvopasture

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Deberville Dairy Farm,73 Fairgrounds Rd., Washington, VT

COST: $10 NOFA members, $20 non-members

Learn how this 4th generation dairy farm is striving to improve the quality of forage with better grazing management techniques including silvopasture grazing, experimenting with annuals, and manure management.

CONTACT: NOFA at info@nofavt.org or (802) 434-4122 Register at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/sws2013


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Food Safety Modernization Act - Discussion for NH Farmers

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Office, Merrimack County, Boscawen, NH

(See details on Aug. 5 event.)

CONTACT: For more information please contact Heather Bryant, Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture, UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County, 603-787-6944 or Heather.Bryant@unh.edu.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Food Safety Modernization Act - Discussion for NH Farmers

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Office, Grafton County, North Haverhill, NH

(See details on Aug. 5 event.)

CONTACT: For more information please contact Heather Bryant, Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture, UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County, 603-787-6944 or Heather.Bryant@unh.edu.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Farm Transfer Workshop (Caring Dairy Event)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Middlebury NRCS Office, 68 Catamount Park, Suite B, Middlebury, VT

These sponsored workshops on farm financials are meant to be small gatherings, open to groups of about 10. Local accountants, Farm Viability reps, an attorney, and UVM's Farm Transfer Guru Bob Parsons will cover the How To's: How to get business planning and recordkeeping in gear to help you, and how to start working on a farm transfer plan (no matter how far down the road you want that to happen).

CONTACT: Please register with Rachel Gilker: 240-441-8044 or rgilkercaringdairy@gmail.com

COST: Free to farmers.

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On-Farm Safety (Youth Ag. IDA Summer Workshop)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Berlin, VT
Description: UVM Extension Berlin Office, Berlin, VT

COST: Free for youth participating in the Youth Ag. IDA program.

Introducing our very own on-farm workshop series- specially designed for youth in the UVM Extension Youth Ag Individual Development Account Program! This third session on on-farm safety will be offered by UVM Extension's George Cook.

CONTACT: We strongly encourage all participants in the Youth Ag IDA program to attend, and ask that you RSVP by August 9 For more information or to register, contact Ali at 802-656-9139 or azipparo@uvm.edu To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Ali at 802-656-9139 or azipparo@uvm.edu by August 1 (or as soon as possible) so we may assist you.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Beginning Farmer Field Day for Livestock Producers

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Green Mountain Girls Farm, 923 Loop Rd., Northfield, VT 05663

COST: $20 NOFA members, $40 non-members

Six hours of livestock talk with NOFA veteran fencing and pasture experts Lisa McCrory and Willie Gibson, veterinary demo with VOF’s Rose McDonough, and host, Green Mountain Girls Farm’s Mari Omland. In the morning you’ll go a pasture walk and discuss pasture productivity, assessment & nutrient management, and fencing strategies to promote pasture health. You’ll see Green Mountain Girls Farm’s diversified livestock operation and learn about how they manage their fields with multiple species. Then, following lunch, VOF Livestock Certification Specialist, Dr. Rose McDonough BVMS, will provide a hands-on introduction to veterinary management skills. She’ll demonstrate handling of livestock, drawing blood samples, how to administer shots, and how to determine parasites. Bring your questions and be ready for in-depth discussion these key components to any livestock operation. Please bring a bagged lunch.

CONTACT: NOFA at info@nofavt.org or (802) 434-4122 Register at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/sws2013

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Farm Transfer Workshop (Caring Dairy Event)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Middlebury NRCS Office, 68 Catamount Park, Suite B, Middlebury, VT

See details on Aug. 13 event.

CONTACT: Please register with Rachel Gilker: 240-441-8044 or rgilkercaringdairy@gmail.com

COST: Free to farmers.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Farm Transfer Workshop (Caring Dairy Event)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Middlebury NRCS Office, 68 Catamount Park, Suite B, Middlebury, VT

See details on Aug. 13 event.

CONTACT: Please register with Rachel Gilker: 240-441-8044 or rgilkercaringdairy@gmail.com

COST: Free to farmers.

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Hops Production Field Day

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Four Star Farms, Northfield, MA

COST: $15, including lunch

The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team is hosting a tour of Four Star Farms in Northfield, Mass. The farm, owned and operated by the L'Etoile family for 25 years, produces grains, hops and turf as well as has a flour milling operation. Growers will learn the basics of hops production including planning, budgeting, building the hopyard, harvesting, drying, compacting and packaging. The field day also includes a tour of the hopyard and milling operation and equipment demonstrations of a hops harvester, custom-built drying system and compactor.

CONTACT: The $15 registration fee includes lunch. Please register by Aug. 9 either online at www.uvm.edu/extension/mahops or by e-mail: Susan Brouillette (susan.brouillette@uvm.edu) or Heather Darby (heather.darby@uvm.edu) or phone: (802) 524-6501 or (800) 639-2130 (toll-free in Vermont only).
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call Susan by Aug. 2

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Kingdom Farm & Food Days

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Vermont's Northeast Kingdom
Description: Location: Events will take place in Hardwick, Craftsbury, Wolcott and many other locations in Vermont's beautiful Northeast Kingdom.

COST: TBD

The Center for an Agricultural Economy, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Pete’s Greens and the New England Culinary Institute have once again united to coordinate the Kingdom Farm and Food Days event. This is a two day event that showcases Vermont farms, local food, gardens, small producers, and agricultural businesses. Workshops, demonstrations, food and tours will be available to all attendees. An official schedule will be released soon.

CONTACT: Elena at elena@hardwickagriculture.org or 802-472-5362, Brigitte@highmowingseeds.com,
ryan.omalley@neci.edu or amy@petesgreens.com.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

FDA Listening Session on FSMA

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Description: Maine State Armory, August, ME

After significant effort on the part of the federal delegates and Agencies of Agriculture for the 6 New England states, the FDA has agreed to come to New England to conduct listening sessions. Produce growers and farms that minimally process food items or aggregate the produce of other farms can learn more about the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed food safety rules at two upcoming hearings.

Farmers will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Produce Safety and Preventive Control Rules during the session.

COST: Free

CONTACT: Ginger Nickerson at ginger.nickerson@uvm.edu.

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Learning from First Year Pasture Irrigation

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Description: Miller Farm, 1732 Fort Bridgman Rd..,Vernon, VT

COST: $10 NOFA members, $20 non-members

Miller Farm has installed an "Irripod Flexible Pasture Irrigation" system to help improve pasture productivity. Bring your pasture irrigation questions for farmer Peter Miller and NOFA’s livestock and pasture expert, Willie Gibson.

CONTACT: NOFA at info@nofavt.org or (802) 434-4122 Register at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/sws2013


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