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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Building a Sustainable Business

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Berlin Ext Office or Webinar
Description: The Building a Sustainable Business course guides participants through developing a business plan for farm businesses. This class is designed for people who have completed Growing Places and/or who have at least one year of commercial production experience and production/financial records of their own.

Early registration deadline: Nov. 12, 2014; Cost: $110
Standard registration deadline: Nov. 26, 2014, Cost: $150
Registrations received after Nov. 26, 2014 will be subject to a $50 late fee.

Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid. For more information and registration form visit: www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=classes/basb.html&SM=classes/sub-menu.html. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, or for more information, contact Heidi Krantz at heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389 x203.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Community Level Tree Risk Management Webinar

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Description: Mark Duntemann, founder and owner of Natural Path Urban Forestry Consultants, will present and kick off our 2015 webinar series with his talk: "Community Level Tree Risk Management". Using Vermont-based examples, Mark will discuss the management of tree risk at the community level. He will provide strategies with a goal of maintaining a healthy, expanding, and safe community forest while reducing the potential for harm. This webinar is free, open to the public, and will take place at 12 pm EST. The webinar will be recorded. Click here to register for this webinar attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3853124513971477250

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Rutland County 4-H Horse Hippology

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Rutland High School
Description: 4-H EVENT: "Rutland County 4-H Hippology" at Rutland High School. Open to all 4-H members.Registration begins at 8:30am. Testing begins at 9:00. Refreshments are available for purchase. For more information: Lori Tumpowsky, 265-8844 or tumpgring@aol.com.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Growing Places - A class for aspiring farmers and start-ups

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online Sessions
Description: Early registration: $110; Deadline: Dec. 1 , 201 4
Standard registration: $150; Deadline: Dec. 21 , 201 4.
Registrations received after Dec. 21 will be subject to a $50 late fee.

For individuals who are considering starting an agriculture or natural resource based business, but who aren't sure where to start.

Designed to help participants:
-develop a comprehensive goal statement which will help in the business planning process explore and evaluate -opportunities and resources
-develop familiarity with state and federal agriculture programs

For more information contact Heidi Krantz 802-223-2389 x 203 heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x 203 by December 1, 2014 so we may assist you.

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2015 Vermont Agronomy Plus Workshop

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: 2015 VT Agronomy Plus, St. Johnsbury, The UVM Extension office, 374 Emerson Falls Rd., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. $25 registration fee, Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information please visit www.regonline.com/VTAgPlus or call Brent Passut at 802-751-8307 or 1-800-545-8920; email to:brent.passut@uvm.edu . Topics include: "Exciting and Practical Innovations in Forage Quality, Low-cost Options to Modernize Your Facilities, Cropping System Innovations for the Northeast that Could Increase Forage Yield, The True Costs of Crop Productions and Elements of the 2014 Farm Bill Relevant to Your Farm."
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Brent Passut at 802-751-8307 or 800-545-8920 2 weeks prior to your event so we may assist you.

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Rutland County Leaders Meeting

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Leahy Center/RRMC

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

EFNEP Book In Bag

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Description: St. Johnsbury Elementary School, Western Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension EFNEP Program, 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 800-545-8920; bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Berlin Extension Office
Description: Beginning women farmers (those with 2-10 years running a farming business) in Vermont can learn more about whole farm planning in a program developed specifically for women.

Application Deadline: Nov. 13, 2014
Fees: $150-$500

Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid.

For more information and registration form visit: www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=classes/basb.html&SM=classes/sub-menu.html

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, or for more information, contact Heidi Krantz at heidi.krantz.1@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389 x203.

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UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Interactive Technologies (www.vitlink.org/) locations in Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston. $395 by January 23, 2015 includes online course manual and materials; printed copies of course manual may be purchased for $55. Information: Lisa Choinard, UVM Extension Master Gardener, Jeffords Hall, 63 Carrigan Drive, Room 206, Burlington VT 05405; 802-656-9562; master.gardener@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chouinard at 802-656-9562 by January 2, 2015 so we may assist you.

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