Sat Sep 25 2021

  • On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Workshop with Elizabeth Roma
    12:00pm - 5:00pm
    1385 Royalton Hill Rd., South Royalton, VT 05068 (part 1)

    Cost: $70 ($10 discount for NOFA-VT members), and attendees will leave with a farm-fresh slaughtered and cut chicken


    This is an educational workshop series on the slaughter and the processing of poultry guided by Elizabeth Roma. Elizabeth is a professional butcher and farmer who lives in South Royalton and co-owns Putting Down Roots Farm with her husband Russel- a diverse vegetable and animal farm. Early on in the pandemic 2020, she founded Roma’s Butchery, a whole animal Butcher Shop that offers eggs, pork, beef, lamb, and chicken products as well as lunch.

    The poultry slaughter workshop will be demonstrating the slaughter of chickens at Putting Down Roots Farm. At the workshop, Rural Vermont will present the tiers and requirements for the on-farm slaughter of poultry and give room for questions and discussion throughout the event.

    At the processing workshop, participants will learn how to cut a whole bird. Farmers who slaughter their poultry on-farm can only sell them as whole birds – which can be unusual and tricky for customers.

    This two-part workshop will take place at two different (but close!) locations -

    * Part 1. Slaughter Demo, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Putting Down Roots Farm
    1385 Royalton Hill Rd, South Royalton, Vermont 05068
    * Part 2. Processing Workshop, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Roma’s Butchery
    5615 VT-14, ROYALTON, VT 05068

    Contact: See more information at https://nofavt.org/events/farm-poultry-slaughter-workshop-elizabeth-roma. Email Caroline at NOFA with any questions: caroline@ruralvermont.org<mailto:caroline@ruralvermont.org>.

  • Abenaki Land Link Harvest Festival
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    1949 E. Main Street, Richmond, VT 05477

    Cost: Free

    Join NOFA-VT and the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk - Abenaki Nation<https://abenakitribe.org/> for a a day all about celebrating the harvest season through food, ceremony, storytelling and field walks. Learn more about the Abenaki Land Link Project, which provides Indigenous seeds to gardeners, homesteaders and commercial growers around Vermont to grow and harvest food for Abenaki citizens, while also providing an educational opportunity for the growers to examine the concepts of land access, food sovereignty and Indigenous crop resilience.

    Contact: Learn more and register at https://nofavt.org/events/abenaki-land-link-harvest-festival

Tue Sep 28 2021

  • Pasture Walk at Rebop Farm, with the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program
    11:00am - 2:00pm
    Rebop Farm, 1320 Sunset Lake Rd. Brattleboro, VT 05301

    Cost: Free with lunch provided


    Ashlyn Bristle manages the multi-species grazing systems at Rebop Farm. Species are “stacked,” intensively grazing Jersey dairy cows, heifers and calves, their flock of Katahdin sheep, and pasturing meat chickens, all with the goal of increasing SOM (soil organic matter), overall soil fertility and vigorous pasture growth, and to give excellent nutrition to their animals. Rebop Farm added a new Farm Store a few years back where they and sell their own farm’s products (beef, pork, chicken, honey, maple syrup and more) and eggs, produce, and many other items produced on other farms and from local businesses.

    Contact: Free event, but please register by contacting Mary Ellen Franklin at MaryEllen.Franklin@uvm.edu<mailto:MaryEllen.Franklin@uvm.edu>. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu<mailto:cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu> by September 7 so we may assist you. Call 802-365-1974 with any other questions.

Tue Oct 05 2021

  • NE-SARE Farmer Grant Program Webinar
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    https://go.uvm.edu/sarefarmergrantwebinar

    Cost: Free, but registration is limited and required.
    The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program is inviting farmers and growers to submit proposals to its Farmer Grant Program. Northeast SARE Farmer Grants are intended for farmers who want to explore new concepts in sustainable agriculture through experiments, surveys, prototypes, on-farm demonstrations or other research and education techniques. Grants are not intended to provide start-up funds or be used to finance farm equipment or expand farm operations. Successful proposals explore new paths to sustainable agriculture or plan projects that are useful to other farmers.
    Learn more about the grant program at www.northeastsare.org/farmergrant<http://www.northeastsare.org/farmergrant>. Questions about the grants program should be directed to northeastsare@uvm.edu<mailto:northeastsare@uvm.edu>.
    Contact: Learn more and register for the webinar at https://uvm-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yo7svymoReegMfLhxaDpjw The webinar will be live captioned and recorded. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Deb Heleba at debra.heleba@uvm.edu<mailto:debra.heleba@uvm.edu> or (802) 651-8335, ext. 552, by Sept.

Tue Nov 16 2021

Thu Jan 20 2022

  • 2022 Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Online

    Save the date for the 26th Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference! Details for our virtual event coming soon.

Fri Jan 21 2022

  • 2022 Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Online

    Save the date for the 26th Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference! Details for our virtual event coming soon.

Sat Jan 22 2022

  • 2022 Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Online

    Save the date for the 26th Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference! Details for our virtual event coming soon.