2020 Current Events

Virtual Field Day Fridays - We just couldn’t go through July without a field day. We can’t host you at the farm, but we can visit virtually!

In lieu of the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Annual Field Day, we will be holding several Virtual Field Day Fridays starting on July 24. The following dates and topics have been selected. You can tune in online to see pre-recorded, in-field presentations followed by a live question and answer session. Information on accessing the Virtual Field Day Fridays is below. Each session is Noon to 1:00pm Eastern Time. View a flyer of the dates and topics, as well as our Funding Sources and Collaborators for our program research here Flyer (PDF).

July 24 - Small Grains; Integrated Pest Management 
August 7 - Interseeding Cover Crops; Solar Corridors; Forages
August 21 - Hops; Corn Silage Trials
September 4 - Dry Beans; Flint Corn; Behind the Scenes at the Grains Lab
September 18 - Hemp; Cover Crops

We have made CCA CEU credits available as well - 1 credit per webinar. If you attended a webinar and wish to receive the credit, email susan.brouillette@uvm.edu to let her know. She will confirm your attendance with the attendance list and put your name down on the CEU Sign-in Sheet. Please let her know the webinar you attended and your CCA number.

You can connect virtually using Zoom (see connection information below). Each session will be from Noon to 1:00pm Eastern Time. We will first have a welcome and then share the pre-recorded in-field presentation, which will be 30 to 40 minutes. We will then open it up for a Q&A session. You will use the same Zoom connection link or phone number to join each webinar. This information will remain posted on this web site for your access.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://uvmextension.zoom.us/j/95409326668

Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16468769923,,95409326668#  or +13017158592,,95409326668#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799
    Webinar ID: 954 0932 6668
    International numbers available: https://uvmextension.zoom.us/u/ac8jf1EtV8

Can't make the live Zoom session? We will be posting the video's online on a Map of Borderview Farm (PDF). Open this PDF file and you can click on the video you wish to watch. The video locations, match up with the research trial locations at the farm. The videos/recordings will also include closed captioning.

Virtual Farm Discussion Groups

We have been offering an opportunity for farmer-to-farmer discussion groups that you can connect to online or by phone. We have hosted virtual discussion groups monthly since April and are scheduling another one for August 28, 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  View this letter (PDF) for the general information as well as the connection information for the discussion group.

Webinar Series: Grazing & Forage Season Extension

Several webinars are being offered through this series collaborated by UMass Extension, UVM Extension, and UMaine Extension. Pre-registration is requested. Please click on this Webinar Series Flyer to see the details and the Go To Webinar link for registration. Following are the dates with webinar topics, which also includes the link to register (click on webinar title):

July 31, 12:15-1:00 PM, Brassicas and Other Cool Season Annuals with Heather Darby of UVM Extension
August 11, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Stockpiling with Troy Bishopp: 60 Days From Your Fall Feeding Plan
August 28, 12:15-1:00 PM, Harvesting Over-wintering Cover Crops with Sam Corcoran of UMass Extension
September 18, 12:15-1:00 PM, Bringing it All Together: Integrating Alternative Forage into Your Feed Plan with Kathy Soder of USDA-ARS

2020 Hemp Growing Season Webinar Series         

Coordinated by the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Program and the Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

Join us for these webinars being offered LIVE and FREE on Thursdays from noon to 1pm. See below for dates/topics. We will record the webinars and post them to this website, as well as our Hemp web page. These recordings will also include closed captioning.

June 11th – The Vermont Hemp Rules with Stephanie Smith, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. View the YouTube webinar recording here - https://youtu.be/Z02EyQkkN9U. View the presentation here (PDF).

June 18th – Getting the Season Started with Heather Darby and John Bruce of the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program. View the YouTube webinar recording here - https://youtu.be/7ErgkuUwUUc. View the presentation here (PDF).

July 9th – Identifying and Manage Arthropod Pests in Hemp with Heather Darby and Scott Lewins of the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program. View the YouTube webinar recording here - https://youtu.be/KbKbDkEwk2I. View the presentation here (PDF).

All the remaining webinars will use the same Zoom connection link and phone number, which is below. This information will remain on this web site for your access. 

When: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://uvmextension.zoom.us/j/92692865610

Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +13017158592,,92692865610#  or +13126266799,,92692865610#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833
    Webinar ID: 926 9286 5610
    International numbers available: https://uvmextension.zoom.us/u/aSDhGV3c6

July 30th – Identification and Management of Disease in Hemp with Ann Hazelrigg, UVM, and Chris Motyka

August 6th - CBD Post-Harvest Handling (Drying focus) with Chris Callahan, UVM
August 13th – Hemp Sampling Pre-Harvest with Robert Shipman and/or Michael DiTomasso of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
September 10th – Hemp Testing at Certified Labs with Robert Shipman and/or Michael DiTomasso of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

This is material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28588.

    

Online Educational Resources (PDF) - a summary of online courses being offered by UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Program through eXtension, as well as webinar series and videos we have created (current and past). We also included some teen and youth information from UVM Extension.

Staying Connected and Learning Together (PDF) - are free offerings of Organic Dairy online learning opportunities including UVM organized virtual discussion groups and eOrganic webinars in March and April.

Past 2020 and 2019 Events

Dig into Your Day…with Cover Crops & Conservation (click to view flyer) - The University of Vermont Extension is offering a FREE Webinar Series!
This webinar series will discuss current research on cover crops and conservation in various cropping systems, interesting findings, and common obstacles to implementing a successful cover crop and no-till program. Each webinar will be 30 minutes and will end with a 15 minute Q&A session.YouTube videos of completed webinars will be posted when available.

Dates & Topics Listed Below:
Monday, 3/23/20 9am to 9:45am - Precision Sustainable Agriculture (YouTube video available) with Steve Mirsky, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Thursday, 3/26/20 9am to 9:45am - Cover Crops in the Corn/Soybean Rotation (YouTube video available) with Peter Tomlinson, Kansas State University, Department of Agronomy
Monday, 3/30/20 9am to 9:45am - Cover Crop Profitability with Rob Meyers (YouTube video available), University of Missouri Extension, Agricultural Engineering
Thursday, 4/2/20 9am to 9:45am - No-Till and Cover Crops in Organic Systems (YouTube video available) with Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University, School of Agriculture
Monday, 4/6/20 9am to 9:45am - No-Till and Cover Crops in Vegetable Systems (Organic Focus) (YouTube video available) with Natalie Lounsbury, University of New Hampshire, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Thursday, 4/9/20 9am to 9:45am - Stewarding the Birthplace of No-Till with John Young (YouTube video available), Young Family Farm, Innovative No-Till Farmer from Herndon, Kentucky
Monday, 4/13/20 9am to 9:45am - Cover Crop and Soybean Research in Vermont (YouTube video available) with Heather Darby, University of Vermont Extension, Northwest Crops and Soils Program
Thursday, 4/16/20 9am to 9:45am - Cover Crops and No-Till in Soybeans (YouTube video available) with Cara Peterson, University of Maryland, Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab

Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) credits are available through online registration or by emailing your CCA number and/or farm name to catherine.davidson@uvm.edu within 2 days of the webinar.

Grain Growers Webinar (PDF) - was held Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Included the following two webinar presentations that you can now access to watch. Each are 1 hour or under.
Growing Rye for Flavor and Function (YouTube video available) with Aaron MacLeod of Hartwick College.
Cover Crop Based No-Till and Interseeding Techniques (YouTube video available) with Erin Silva from University of Wisconsin.

PDF iconGrain Growers Conference (program brochure and agenda) - Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT. View our Conference web page - go.uvm.edu/2020grainsconference. This conference has been CANCELED, sorry for any inconvenience.

PDF icon2020 Winter Farm Meeting (click for meeting agenda) - Friday, February 7, 2020 at the American Legion, 100 Parah Drive, St. Albans, VT. Free event with lunch sponsored by Yankee Farm Credit. Conference web page https://2020winterfarmmeeting.eventbrite.com.

PDF icon2nd Annual Industrial Hemp Conference (click for full brochure and agenda) - Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington. View our Conference  web page - go.uvm.edu/2020hempconference.

No-Till Cover Crop Symposium (click to view conference web page) - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, South Burlington, VT

PDF iconHop Conference (flyer) - Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Delta Hotels Marriott Burlington, Burlington, VT. View our Conference web page - go.uvm.edu/2020hopconference.

Organic Dairy Producers Conference - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT. View our Conference web page - go.uvm.edu/2020organicdairyconference.

  • Summer Organic Dairy Series - UVM Extension, NOFA-VT, and Organic Valley are collaborating and offering several organic dairy related workshops this summer. PDF iconView our flyer for the details and registration information. Workshops are offered in July, August and September and are in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.
  • No-Till Training Program - In-Field Intensives. As part of the No-Till Training Program, Agriculture Service Providers (ASP) and program participants must attend at least one (1) in-field intensive training. We are also inviting ASPs working with farmers curious about implementing no-till. We are offered 4 workshops, PDF iconIn-Field Intensives information flyer (PDF)
    • PDF icon15th Annual Grain Growers Conference (click to view brochure) is Thursday, March 28. Following are the PDF versions or links to most of the conference presentations listed chronologically.

    Paul Schwarz, PDF iconImpact of Disease on Malting Grains (PDF)
    Erik Andrus, PDF iconGrowing Rice in New England (PDF)
    Jeffrey Hamelman and Randy George, PDF icon100% Rye, NGGA Testing (PDF) and PDF iconNGGA Rye Baking Test Evaluation Form (PDF)
    Jason Furch, PDF iconRecipes from Baking Session (PDF)
    Jacob and Bruce Buck, PDF iconGrowing and Storage of Malting Barley (PDF)
    Tom Molloy, PDF iconResearch and On-Farm Experiences with Camera-Guided Cultivation in Maine (PDF)
    Jennifer Lapidus, PDF iconFrom Grain to Loaf: A regional flour mill in the south (PDF)
    Mark Bernard, PDF iconTransitioning to Organic and Value Added Products (PDF)
    Roger Rainville, PDF iconSmall Scale Oil Pressing (PDF)
    Lynn Ellen schimoler, Joe Bossen and Elijah Massey, PDF iconFinancial and Technical Assistance Resources for Farmers and Processors (PDF)
    Becca Regier, Baking session recipes. PDF iconCaraway Rye Crisps (PDF) and PDF iconBarley Cookies (PDF)
    Rye Matthews, PDF iconBasics of Growing Hemp for CBD (PDF)
    Kristy Borrelli, PDF iconRole of Cover Crops in Nutrient Cycling and Soil Health (PDF)
    Joel Steigman, PDF iconGrowing, Processing, and Milling Spelt (PDF)

    Additional links for information from Kristy Borrelli.
    Making the Most of Mixtures: https://extension.psu.edu/making-the-most-of-mixtures-considerations-for-winter-cover-crops
    Managing Soil Health: https://extension.psu.edu/managing-soil-health-concepts-and-practices

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    Gary Hirshberg, PDF iconPerspective on Organic Dairy (PDF)
    Linda Tikofsky, PDF iconMilk Quality: It's the Little Things (PDF)
    Research Updates, PDF iconCombined Slide Show from all Presenters (PDF)
    Larry Tranel, PDF iconEconomics of Grazing Dairy Heifers (PDF)
    Larry Tranel, TRANS Iowa Low Cost Parlors - link to view video - https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/parlor
    Larry Tranel, Transforming a Milking Parlor at Low Cost Fact Sheet - downloadable link - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/12657

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    Online proceedings for the Industrial Hemp Conference are available for $75 and includes video recordings of presentations conducted during the conference. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

    Monique McHenry, PhD, PDF iconCannabis as a Plant: Taxonomy and Chemistry (PDF)
    Christine Motyka, PDF iconPropagation Techniques for starting CBD Hemp Plants (PDF)
    Joe Veldon, PDF iconBreeding and Selection of CBD Hemp (PDF)
    Keanan Stone, PDF iconHemp Grain/Fiber Commercial Production (PDF)
    Trevor Hardy, PDF iconPlasticulture for Hemp Production (PDF)
    Heather Darby, PDF iconHemp Production in the Northeast (PDF)
    Steve Kostell, PDF iconMicro-manufacturing of Agricultural products for Industrial Hemp (PDF)
    Jane Kolodinsky, PDF iconMarkets for Hemp - Considerations (PDF)
    Reuben Stone, PDF iconHemp Grain Harvest & Storage (PDF)
    Jay Noller, PDF iconDeveloping Sustainable Markets for Hemp (PDF)
    Rye Matthews, PDF iconFarming Hemp in Vermont (PDF)
    Keith Morris, PDF iconPermaculture Design (PDF)
    Christine Motyka and Scott Lewins, PDF iconIntegrated Pest Management in Hemp (PDF)
    Chris Bailey, PDF iconHemp Seeds 101: Processing, Products, and Markets (PDF)
    Brenden Beer, PDF iconField to Market (PDF)
    John DiGiuseppe, PDF iconHarvest and Drying (PDF)
    Marc Tardiff, PDF iconAcadia Farms (PDF)
    Zoe Stapp, PDF iconHemp Irrigation 101 (PDF)
    Bob Escher AIA and Alex Escher, PDF iconAn Ancient Material to Solve Contemporary Problems (PDF)
    Scot Waring, PDF iconHemp Processing and Analysis (PDF)
    Jay Noller, PDF iconCBD Production Systems in Oregon (PDF)
    Heather Darby, PDF iconFertility Management (PDF)

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    Online proceedings for the 2019 Hop Conference are available for $35 and includes video recordings of presentations conducted during the conference. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

    Tom Spilsbury, PDF iconBritish Hop Industry & Growing English Hops (PDF)
    Gene L'Etoile, PDF iconPests and Diseases of Hops (PDF)
    Heather Darby and John Bruce, PDF iconHistorical Hop Evaluation Trial (PDF)
    Ellen Dillenbeck and Lejla Mahmuljin, PDF iconBrewing with Wild Vermont Hops (PDF)
    Blake Crosby, PDF iconHops 101 (PDF)
    Kevin Broderick, PDF iconWhitefield Hop Yard (PDF)
    Tom Spilsbury, PDF iconThree Tier Hop Drying (PDF)

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    2018 Events

    Tile Drainage Webinar Series - Drainage and Doughnuts

    View our PDF iconTile Drainage Webinar Series - Drainage and Doughnuts (PDF).  What you will learn -

    • Best management practices to use on tile acreages
    • Increase knowledge on how farmland with subsurface tile drainage may affect water quality
    • Increase knowledge about how Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) affect the use of subsurface tile drainage
    • Learn about end-of-tile treatments

    Videos

     

    View our PDF iconNMP Course Information flyer (PDF) to find out about our NMP course and when it will be offered.

     

     


    Hop Related Webinars and Conference Proceedings

    2019 10th Annual Hop Conference was held Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Online proceedings for the the 10th Annual Vermont Hop Conference are available for $35 and include video recordings of presentations conducted during plenary and advanced sessions. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

    Following are the links to the PDF files of the conference presentations.

    Tom Spilsbury, PDF iconBritish Hop Industry & Growing English Hops (PDF)
    Gene L'Etoile, PDF iconPests and Diseases of Hops (PDF)
    Heather Darby and John Bruce, PDF iconHistorical Hop Evaluation Trial (PDF)
    Ellen Dillenbeck and Lejla Mahmuljin, PDF iconBrewing with Wild Vermont Hops (PDF)
    Blake Crosby, PDF iconHops 101 (PDF)
    Kevin Broderick, PDF iconWhitefield Hop Yard (PDF)
    Tom Spilsbury, PDF iconThree Tier Hop Drying (PDF)

    2018 Hop Power Hour Recordings (April - October 2018)

    2017 Hop Power Hour Recordings (April - September 2017)

    2018 9th Annual Hop Conference was held Friday, February 16, 2018

    Online proceedings for the the 9th Annual Vermont Hop Conference are available for $35 and include video recordings of presentations conducted during plenary and advanced sessions. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

    Following are the links to the PDF files of the conference presentations.

    Morning Session

    Advanced Session

    Beginner Session

    2017 Vermont Hop Conference (February 25, 2017)

    Online proceedings for the the 8th Annual Vermont Hop Conference are available for $35 and include  video recordings of presentations conducted during plenary and advanced sessions. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

    2016 Vermont Hop Conference (February 19, 2016)

    Online proceedings for the the 7th Annual Vermont Hop Conference are available for $35 and include video recordings of all presentations. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

    2015 Vermont Hop Conference (February 20, 2015)

    As mentioned at the 2015 Hop Conference by Steve Polewacyk from Vermont Pub and Brewery, you can access the Hop Evaluation Excel sheet here.
    Proceedings from the 6th Annual Vermont Hop Conference are now available online. The online proceedings include video recordings and PDFs of all conference presentations. They can be accessed for a one-time fee of $35 at eXtension’s Online campus. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

    2014 Vermont Hops Conference (February 27, 2014)

    Online proceedings for the the 5th Annual Vermont Hops Conference are available for $25 and include both video recordings and PDFs of all presentations. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

    2013 Winter Hops Conference (February 22, 2013)

    2012 Winter Hops Conference (March 19, 2012)

    2011 Winter Hops Conference (February 18, 2011)

    2010 Winter Hops Conference: Hopping To It! (March 26, 2010)

    Grains Related Webinars and Conference Proceedings

    NEEOGRAIN virtual webinars was done in collaboration with ACORN, Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network, and the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program.  NEEOGRAIN stands for Northeast (U.S.) and Eastern (Canada) Organic Grain Network.

    2018 14th Annual Grain Growers Conference -was held on Thursday, March 22, 2018

    Following are the links to the PDF files we had from the Grain Growers conference presentations.

    Online Proceedings of Hemp Presentations from the 2017 Vermont Grain Growers Conference

    At the 13th Annual Vermont Grain Growers Conference, held on March 23, 2017 in Essex, Vermont, five workshop sessions were dedicated to industrial hemp production. Proceedings—video recordings of the presentations—are now available online. They may be accessed for a one-time fee of $35 at eXtension’s Online campus. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email. Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

    10th Annual Grain Growers Conference — March 13, 2014 “Grow it Here”

    GOING THE WHOLE GRAIN 2010 NGGA CONFERENCE

    Soil and Nutrient Management

    No-Till Tuesdays Webinar Series (2017).  Interested in no-till farming? Check out the recordings to our No-Till Tuesdays webinar series.
    You will hear from our own Heather Darby and Jeff Sanders on no-till tips and equipment considerations; PennState experts Doug Beegle and John Tooker who addressed manure and pest management in reduced tillage systems; and John Jemison and Rick Kersbergen from the University of Maine who discussed managing soils in no-till.

    Coffee Break for Cover Crops Webinar Series (2016)

    We offered a webinar series focused on practical cover cropping tips you can use on your farm and/or in your work with farmers. Links to the recordings can be found below.

    2014 - 2017 No-Till and Cover Crop Symposium

    Past proceedings and presentations. 2018 is not posted yet.

    Northwest Crop, Soil and Dairy Meeting: Tile Drainage, January 20, 2015

    2014 Northwest Crop, Soil & Dairy Meeting — January 21, 2014

    Hemp Related Webinars and Conference Proceedings

    Online Proceedings of Hemp Presentations from the 2017 Vermont Grain Growers Conference

    At the 13th Annual Vermont Grain Growers Conference, held on March 23, 2017 in Essex, Vermont, five workshop sessions were dedicated to industrial hemp production. Proceedings—video recordings of the presentations—are now available online. They may be accessed for a one-time fee of $35 at eXtension’s Online campus at: Campus Extension. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings by going to Campus Extension. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

    Oilseed Related Webinar Information

    Oilseeds Webinar (2014)

    UVM Extension Ag Engineer Chris Callahan and Penn State researcher Doug Schaufler teamed up to present a webinar on pressing oilseed crops for biodiesel and human consumption. You can access a PDF iconPDF of the presentation.

    Oilseed Producers Workshop - March 3, 2014

    Oilseed Producers Meeting - March 19, 2013

    2012 Oilseed Producers Meeting

    Downloadable for free Oil Crops Outlook from the USDA. 

    Prior Oilseed Producers Meetings

    Past 2018 and 2017 Events

    Past 2018 Events

    • PDF iconEstablishing Your Hop Yard (PDF) – Champlain Valley Hops, Starksboro, September 28, 2018
    • Grass Fed Dairy Production – The Larson Farm, Wells, September 21, 2018
    • Summer Farm Meeting – Bridgeman View Farm, Franklin, August 9, 2018
    • Summer Organic Dairy Series – July 24, Newport, Improving Milk Quality and Pasture Systems; July 25, Graniteville, Robot Grazing Systems & Forage Harvesting; and August 6, Whiting, Pasture Management and Youngstock.
    • 11th Annual Northwest Crops and Soils Field Day, July 26, Borderview Research Farm.
    • Grain Growers Conference, March 22, 2018, The Essex Resort, Essex.
    • Organic Dairy Producers Conference, March 15, 2018, VT Technical College
    • Winter Farm Meeting, March 7, 2018, Champlain Valley Equipment St. Albans
    • No-Till Cover Crop Conference, March 1, 2018, Sheraton Hotel in Burlington
    • Hop Conference, February 16, 2018, Sheraton Hotel in Burlington
    • 2018 Nutrient Management Planning (NMP) classes were held in 6 locations January - March 2018.
    • 2018 Nutrient Management Planning Grain and Vegetable classes were also held.

    Past 2017 Events

    • Cover Cropping Management on a Vegetable Farm  – River Berry Farm, Fairfax, Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • Conservation Practices on Farms in St. Albans Bay - Thursday, September 7, 2017
    • Summer Organic Dairy Series – Monday, July 31, West Danville, VT. Organic Dairy Transition – Developing a Grazing System; Wednesday, August 30, Randolph Ctr, VT. Pasture Management – Recovery After a Drought; and Tuesday, September 12, Vernon, VT. Organic Dairy Forage Management – Corn Silage and Weed Control
    • Summer Farm Meeting – Thursday, August 17, 2017, Bridgeman View Farm, Franklin, VT
    • Harvesting and Malting Barley – Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Peterson Quality Malt, Monkton, VT
    • 10th Annual Northwest Crops and Soils Field Day, Thursday, July 27th, Borderview Research Farm.
    • Manure Applicator Spring Workshop Series for custom applicators, seasonal employees or farmers who have questions about RAPs and their implications for manure application.
    • Grain Growers Conference, Thursday, March 23, 2017, The Essex Resort, Essex.
    • Organic Dairy Producers Conference, Thursday, March 9, 2017, VT Technical College
    • Hop Conference, Saturday, February 25, 2017, Sheraton Hotel in Burlington
    • No-Till Cover Crop Conference, February 16, 2017, Sheraton Hotel in Burlington
    • 2017 Nutrient Management Planning (NMP) classes were held in 6 locations January - March 2017.