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Monday, August 3, 2015

Open Farm Week

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Located on farms all over Vermont!

Details at nofavt.org/events/open-farm-week-2015

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Open Farm Week

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Located on farms all over Vermont!

Details at nofavt.org/events/open-farm-week-2015

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Open Farm Week

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Located on farms all over Vermont!

Details at nofavt.org/events/open-farm-week-2015

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Field Day: Corn Rootworm Integrated Pest Mgmt . (NY)

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Gaige Farm, 433 Knox Gallopville Rd., Berne, NY

COST: FREE but please RSVP to Tove Ford, 518-756-3518, tff24@cornell.edu.

The workshop will focus on:
* Identifying corn rootworms and look-a-likes
* How to know when you really have a problem
* How do I decide amongst the management options?
* Do I really have to plant a refuge?
* Rootworm resistance to Bt-corn hybrids

Taught by Aaron Gabriel, CCE and Ken Wise, NYS IPM Specialist. Two Pesticide Recertification Credits available & CCA credits requested.

CONTACT: Questions to Aaron Gabriel, 518-380-1496, adg12@cornell.edu.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Open Farm Week

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Located on farms all over Vermont!

Details at nofavt.org/events/open-farm-week-2015

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Open Farm Week: Low-Tech, Hi-Tech, Clean Water, Great Beef

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Health Hero Island Farm, 350 West Shore Rd., South Hero, VT

COST: Free (with grass-fed beef and vegetables available for sale)

The UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Ag. is joining up with Health Hero Farm to participate in Vermont Open Farm Week 2015. Visit their beautiful South Hero farm to learn from Farmer Eric how low tech and high tech come together on this organic beef and vegetable CSA farm. He'll talk about the remote soil moisture monitors that transmit information to his cell phone, and how that he uses that information to both produce delicious meat and protect the water quality of nearby Lake Champlain, with research with Center staff. The farmstand will have grass-fed beef for sale, and other offerings from local farms too. More information, including a full statewide list of participating farms, is available at www.diginvt.com/places/detail/health-hero-island-farm-with-the-uvm-extension-center-for-sustainable-agriculture.

CONTACT: Learn more about the farm at healthheroislandfarm.com/. Contact Cheryl Herrick at the Center at 802-656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu. If you require a disability-related accommodation to take part in this activity, please contact Cheryl at 802-656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu by July 16 so we may assist you.

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Fall Farm Boosting: Season Extension & Overwintering Practices

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Description: Tompkins Cortland Community College Farm 100 Cortland Rd., Dryden, NY

COST: $15/person or $25 two or more people/farm

Take a detailed tour of the newly-constructed season extension infrastructure (a heated greenhouse, two movable tunnels and one stationary tunnel) at the Tompkins Cortland Community College Farm. Experienced farmer and college farm manager Todd McLane will share his decision-making process for building each structure and how the farm plans to integrate each technology into the overall farm business model. Learn how to make decisions about season extension methods that work for your farm, and how those decisions might affect your farm’s finances. Just as important, learn to put winter’s dormant period to optimal use, as Todd explains the overwintering and soil-fertility strategies in place at the farm.

CONTACT: To pre-register and pay,visit www.cvent.com/events/fall-farm-boosting-integrating-season-extension-and-overwintering-practices-for-better-farm-performa/event-summary-a5fba3a4e1e94424a1221fac9938b708.aspx or call Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. 509. Pre-registration closes at 4pm on August 4th.

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Integrating Season Extension & Overwintering Practices

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Description: Tompkins Cortland Community College Farm 100 Cortland Rd., Dryden, NY 13053

COST: $15/person or $25 two or more people/farm.

Join NOFA-NY for a detailed tour of the newly-constructed season extension infrastructure (a heated greenhouse, two movable tunnels and one stationary tunnel) at the Tompkins Cortland Community College Farm. Experienced farmer and college farm manager Todd McLane will share his decision-making process for building each structure and how the farm plans to integrate each technology into the overall farm business model. Learn how to make decisions about season extension methods that work for your farm, and how those decisions might affect your farm’s finances. Just as important, learn to put winter’s dormant period to optimal use, as Todd explains the overwintering and soil-fertility strategies in place at the farm.

CONTACT: Pre-register and pay online at www.cvent.com/events/fall-farm-boosting-integrating-season-extension-and-overwintering-practices-for-better-farm-performa/event-summary-a5fba3a4e1e94424a1221fac9938b708.aspx, or call Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. 509. Pre-registration closes at 4pm on August 4th.

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Open Farm Week: Goat Appreciation Package

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Description: Green Mountain Girls Farm, 923 Loop Road, Northfield, VT, 05663

COST: Farm Tours 4pm – 6pm ($5/person); Lattes on the Hoof 5pm – 6pm ($5/person); Gelato Class 5:30pm – 6:30pm ($15/person)

As part of Open Farm Week in Vermont, the Green Mountain Girls Farm invites you to meet our goats, enjoy Lattes on the Hoof and learn how to make Gelato. As part of your goat appreciation package you will have milk foamed directly into your mug, and tour the farm, while sipping on a delicious latte. Then learn how to make & enjoy goat milk gelato. Entire package $20/person.

CONTACT: Laura Olsen & Mari Omland at info@eatstayfarm.com or 802-505-9840

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Open Farm Week

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Located on farms all over Vermont!

Details at nofavt.org/events/open-farm-week-2015

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