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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Young Farmers Conference

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Stone Barnes Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY


Every December, hundreds of beginning farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations at the Young Farmers Conference. On December 2-4, 2015, Stone Barns Center will host the 8th annual Young Farmers Conference, providing participants with access to inspiring keynotes and unique workshops that address soil science, technical skills, agricultural policy, farm business management, conservation and more.

CONTACT: Email for more information.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

TRY for the Environment - Renewable Energy

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Univeristy of Vermont, Burlington, VT.


TRY stands for Teens Reaching Youth and is an environmental leadership opportunity for youth in grades 7-12. It is a teen-led environmental education program with an embedded service learning component designed to teach environmental literacy and responsibility to younger youth. TRY for the Environment includes three program areas—renewable energy, waste solutions, and food systems—to connect young people to real-world environmental problems in which they can be key change agents helping to create real-world solutions.

NOTE: Application deadline for Renewable Energy training is November 15, 2015. Also note that the snowdate for this training is December 10, 2015.

CONTACT: email, or call (866) 260-5603 x402 for more information.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Irrigation & Tile Drainage: Tools For Pasture Productivity

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Bridport Community Hall, 52 Middle Road, Bridport, VT

COST: $20.00 online registration

Join the Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team for a full day of discussion on two topics generating a lot of interest lately - irrigation and tile drainage in pasture systems.

CONTACT: Email, or call (802)388-4969 for more information.

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