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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Livestock Fencing Tips & Tricks

Time: 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: Colin Kennard's experience has given him great insight on how animals interact and respect - or don't respect fences. A second generation Wellscroft Fencing retailer and livestock farmer, his experience with agricultural fencing products continues to evolve along with innovations in the industry.

Click on the title of the webinar to link to the webinar. If this is the first time you're participating in a webinar using the Blackboard Collaborate/Elluminate platform, please visit the link to your webinar a day or two earlier so that you can pre-configure your computer for webinar participation. For more information, please contact the UVM Extension New Farmer Project by e-mailing or calling 802-223-2389.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HACCP Training For Meat and Poultry Processors

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Berlin
Description: Registration Fee: $325.00/person by May 22. $355.00/person after May 22.
(Registration limited to the first 20 people.) Pre-registration required.

Register online at:

For complete course information visit:

Questions? Contact Londa Nwadike at or 802-223-2389 Ext. 216

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Rose Crossley at 802-223-2389 Ext. 201, or 866-860-1382 by May 8, 2013, so we may assist you.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Becoming an Outdoor Family

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Groton State Forest
Description: Family outdoor educational camping weekend hosted by UVM Extension and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources' Departments of Fish & Wildlife, and Forest, Parks & Recreation. Outdoor, hands-on interactive learning activities for kids and adults with classes like canoeing, kayaking, 4-H shooting sports, hiking, camping skills, outdoor cooking, nature photography, and much more. Hands-on basic outdoor skills and experiences for the entire family. Classes and campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis. Stillwater State Park, Groton State Forest, Groton.

3-day event begins May 31 at 12 p.m., ends June 2 at 4 p.m. Cost: $175 per family. Registration deadline May 17, 2013.
Class descriptions and event details at:
Program Information: Debbie Fajans, UVM Extension, 11 University Way #4, Brattleboro, VT 05301; 802-257-7967 x 301 or 1-800-278-5480 (toll-free in VT); or
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Gail Makuch at 802-257-7967 x 301 or 1-800-278-5480 (toll-free in VT) or by April 30, 2013 so we may assist you.

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