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Friday, October 24, 2014

UVM 2014 Farmer Training Program

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: (See details with May 5 event.)

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Monday, October 27, 2014

UVM 2014 Farmer Training Program

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: (See details with May 5 event.)

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

UVM 2014 Farmer Training Program

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: (See details with May 5 event.)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

UVM 2014 Farmer Training Program

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: (See details with May 5 event.)

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

UVM 2014 Farmer Training Program

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: (See details with May 5 event.)

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Friday, October 31, 2014

UVM 2014 Farmer Training Program

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: (See details with May 5 event.)

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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

Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Mass Mutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA

COST: $125 if registered before 10/31; $135 after

The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, share, and connect with industry professionals. Attend stimulating educational workshops on a wide range of topics by industry experts. Visit with innovative exhibitors during dedicated tradeshow time to gather information on products and services that will benefit your business. Share ideas and build relationships, and make important face-to-face connections with others in the floriculture industry.

CONTACT: To register www.negreenhouse.org/html/registration.shtml or contact info@greenhouse.org with questions or for more information.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Mass Mutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA

COST: $125 if registered before 10/31; $135 after

Please see 11/5 event for details

CONTACT: To register www.negreenhouse.org/html/registration.shtml or contact info@greenhouse.org with questions or for more information.

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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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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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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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Friday, November 14, 2014

Big Flats Cover Crop Workshop and Tour

Time: 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center, Corning, NY

COST: $12 (Includes Lunch)

Participants will tour the cover crop plots staged to observe the differences in fall growth due to timing and species. There will be cover crop mixes to observe compatibility between species. The no-till 3 way interseeder has been used to seed demonstration plots and will be observed. A demonstration of seeding red clover at time of corn planting using herbicides to stunt the cover crops while controlling the weeds will be observed. There will be talks from presenters from Cornell, Penn State, Seed Suppliers, and Consultants. There will be a demonstration of a zone builder, a presentation about how to tune corn planters for use in no-till situations and a farmer panel discussion.

CONTACT: To register events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=fzz4ttqab&oeidk=a07e9ixnnn9a7d33a5c or contact Paul Salon-USDA NRCS at 607-562-8404 paul.salon@ny.usda.gov with any questions.

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Crop Domestication & Naturally Selected Species Interactions

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: Jeffords Building, Rm. 112, UVM Campus, Burlington, VT

COST: Free

Crop Domestication and Naturally Selected Species Interactions: Yolanda Chen, Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont Part of the UVM Plant & Soil Science Fall 2014 Seminar Series.


CONTACT: For full list of seminars: www.uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=seminar13.html

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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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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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Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Break

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Break

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Break

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Break

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