2017 Grain Growers Conference

 

 

 

 

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2019 Events

  • Save the date for our Annual Crops & Soils Field Day - Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • 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 offering 4 workshops. View the PDF icon In-Field Intensives information flyer (PDF) for details and directions on how to reserve your spot.

These hands-on workshops will foster a stronger working knowledge of no-till equipment, soil health, fertility, and technology used to make no-till systems successful.

2019 Winter Conferences

    Past 2019 Conferences and Meetings

    • PDF icon 15th 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 icon Impact of Disease on Malting Grains (PDF)
    Erik Andrus, PDF icon Growing Rice in New England (PDF)
    Jeffrey Hamelman and Randy George, PDF icon 100% Rye, NGGA Testing (PDF) and PDF icon NGGA Rye Baking Test Evaluation Form (PDF)
    Jason Furch, PDF icon Recipes from Baking Session (PDF)
    Jacob and Bruce Buck, PDF icon Growing and Storage of Malting Barley (PDF)
    Tom Molloy, PDF icon Research and On-Farm Experiences with Camera-Guided Cultivation in Maine (PDF)
    Jennifer Lapidus, PDF icon From Grain to Loaf: A regional flour mill in the south (PDF)
    Mark Bernard, PDF icon Transitioning to Organic and Value Added Products (PDF)
    Roger Rainville, PDF icon Small Scale Oil Pressing (PDF)
    Lynn Ellen schimoler, Joe Bossen and Elijah Massey, PDF icon Financial and Technical Assistance Resources for Farmers and Processors (PDF)
    Becca Regier, Baking session recipes. PDF icon Caraway Rye Crisps (PDF) and PDF icon Barley Cookies (PDF)
    Rye Matthews, PDF icon Basics of Growing Hemp for CBD (PDF)
    Kristy Borrelli, PDF icon Role of Cover Crops in Nutrient Cycling and Soil Health (PDF)
    Joel Steigman, PDF icon Growing, 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 icon Perspective on Organic Dairy (PDF)
    Linda Tikofsky, PDF icon Milk Quality: It's the Little Things (PDF)
    Research Updates, PDF icon Combined Slide Show from all Presenters (PDF)
    Larry Tranel, PDF icon Economics 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 icon Cannabis as a Plant: Taxonomy and Chemistry (PDF)
    Christine Motyka, PDF icon Propagation Techniques for starting CBD Hemp Plants (PDF)
    Joe Veldon, PDF icon Breeding and Selection of CBD Hemp (PDF)
    Keanan Stone, PDF icon Hemp Grain/Fiber Commercial Production (PDF)
    Trevor Hardy, PDF icon Plasticulture for Hemp Production (PDF)
    Heather Darby, PDF icon Hemp Production in the Northeast (PDF)
    Steve Kostell, PDF icon Micro-manufacturing of Agricultural products for Industrial Hemp (PDF)
    Jane Kolodinsky, PDF icon Markets for Hemp - Considerations (PDF)
    Reuben Stone, PDF icon Hemp Grain Harvest & Storage (PDF)
    Jay Noller, PDF icon Developing Sustainable Markets for Hemp (PDF)
    Rye Matthews, PDF icon Farming Hemp in Vermont (PDF)
    Keith Morris, PDF icon Permaculture Design (PDF)
    Christine Motyka and Scott Lewins, PDF icon Integrated Pest Management in Hemp (PDF)
    Chris Bailey, PDF icon Hemp Seeds 101: Processing, Products, and Markets (PDF)
    Brenden Beer, PDF icon Field to Market (PDF)
    John DiGiuseppe, PDF icon Harvest and Drying (PDF)
    Marc Tardiff, PDF icon Acadia Farms (PDF)
    Zoe Stapp, PDF icon Hemp Irrigation 101 (PDF)
    Bob Escher AIA and Alex Escher, PDF icon An Ancient Material to Solve Contemporary Problems (PDF)
    Scot Waring, PDF icon Hemp Processing and Analysis (PDF)
    Jay Noller, PDF icon CBD Production Systems in Oregon (PDF)
    Heather Darby, PDF icon Fertility 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 icon British Hop Industry & Growing English Hops (PDF)
    Gene L'Etoile, PDF icon Pests and Diseases of Hops (PDF)
    Heather Darby and John Bruce, PDF icon Historical Hop Evaluation Trial (PDF)
    Ellen Dillenbeck and Lejla Mahmuljin, PDF icon Brewing with Wild Vermont Hops (PDF)
    Blake Crosby, PDF icon Hops 101 (PDF)
    Kevin Broderick, PDF icon Whitefield Hop Yard (PDF)
    Tom Spilsbury, PDF icon Three Tier Hop Drying (PDF)

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    No-Till Intensive Trainings for Agricultural Service Providers

    University of Vermont Extension is offering FREE No-Till Intensive Training for Agricultural Service Providers (ASPs). Enrolled ASPs must commit to attend ALL webinar trainings and one in-field intensive training. View the detailed flyer for these PDF icon No-Till Intensive Trainings (PDF), which includes the online - registration site.

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    2018 Events

    Tile Drainage Webinar Series - Drainage and Doughnuts

    View our PDF icon Tile 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 icon NMP 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 icon British Hop Industry & Growing English Hops (PDF)
    Gene L'Etoile, PDF icon Pests and Diseases of Hops (PDF)
    Heather Darby and John Bruce, PDF icon Historical Hop Evaluation Trial (PDF)
    Ellen Dillenbeck and Lejla Mahmuljin, PDF icon Brewing with Wild Vermont Hops (PDF)
    Blake Crosby, PDF icon Hops 101 (PDF)
    Kevin Broderick, PDF icon Whitefield Hop Yard (PDF)
    Tom Spilsbury, PDF icon Three 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.

    • April 6, 2018 – Exploring soil management for organic field crop producers with organic grain farmer Klaas Martens from Lakeview Organic Grain in Penn Yan, NY.  View webinar with Klaas Martens.
    • April 20, 2018 – Soil Organic Matter Study and Best Practices webinar with Dr. Judith Nyiraneza.

    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 icon PDF 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 icon Establishing 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.