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Thursday, February 27, 2014

5th Annual Hops Conference

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Hotel & Conference Ctr
Description: February 27, 2014. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, 870 Williston Road, Burlington, VT
Registration fee $55.00: NeHA members fee $50.00
You will receive updates from the UVM Hops Program on cover crop experiments, potato leafhopper experiments, variety trials, beneficial insects, growing projects, weed control and equipment.
RSVP by Feb 21, 2014
Contact Susan Brouillette or Heather Darby at 802-524-6501 or 1-800-639-2130

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Practical Produce Safety Plan Workshop

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Newport
Description: Registration: Free.
Location: Gateway Center, 84 Fyfe Dr., Newport, VT 05855

UVM Extension’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture, with support from the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program, will offer five full day workshops on practical food safety for small and diversified farms who market directly and locally.

For more information, and to register for this workshop:

Online: visit

By phone: call Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459

To request a scholarship or disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Ginger Nickerson at (802) 505-8189 or, by two weeks before the workshop you want to attend so we may assist you.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Central Region 4-H Dairy Quiz

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: VTC
Description: Central Region 4-H Dairy Quiz VTC. 9am Details:
Michael Wilson
4-H Educator
Orange and Washington Counties
University of Vermont Extension
617 Comstock Rd.
Berlin, VT 05602-9194
Phone: 802-223-2389 Ex. 205
Toll Free: 1-866-860-1382
Fax: 802-223-6500
4-H...Your First Class To The University of Vermont
Mission: UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work.
Michael's 4-H Update Blog link:

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Chittenden County 4-H Invitational Horse Quiz Bowl Contest

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Description: Essex High School, 2 Educational Drive, Essex Junction, VT 05452. Any 4-H horse member in the state may participate. Cost is $5 per person. Divisions: 8/9; 10/11; 12/13/ and Senior. . Call 656-5429 for more information.

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Mini Congress Teen Board Meetings

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: For Mini Congress Teen Board members only. UVM Extension Office, Berlin or via Skype.

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Teen Congress Teen Board Meeting

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Description: For Teen Congress Teen Board Members Only. UVM Extension Office, Berlin or via Skype.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Around the Table With EFNEP

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Milton Family Community Center, 23 Villemaire Lane, Milton, VT 05468. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465;

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UVM Extension 2014 Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Interactive Technologies ( locations: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston. $395 includes all course materials. Register by January 17, 2014. Contact: Lisa Chouinard, UVM Extension Master Gardener Program, 63 Carrigan Drive, 206 Jeffords Hall, Burlington, VT 05405; 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230; To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chouinard at 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230 by January 3, 2014 so we may assist you. Visit for course information and registration.

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