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Sat Feb 16 2019

  • Northeast Organic Farming Association-VT Winter Conference (3 Day event 2/16-2/18)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    University of Vermont Davis Center, Burlington, VT 05401

    COST: All 3 days for $235 or one day for $85. Members receive discount on registration. Lunch not included.

    The NOFA Vermont Winter Conference is a highlight of the winter for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and enthusiastic eaters. Please join NOFA-VT—and 1,200 of your fellow organic food enthusiasts —for three days of learning, inspiration, good food, great conversation, and community building. Visit their website for full details about the conference https://nofavt.org/conference

    CONTACT: Questions? Call NOFA-VT at (802) 434-4122 or email: winterconference@nofavt.org<mailto:winterconference@nofavt.org>.

Sun Feb 17 2019

  • Northeast Organic Farming Association-VT Winter Conference (3 Day event 2/16-2/18)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    University of Vermont Davis Center, Burlington, VT 05401

    COST: All 3 days for $235 or one day for $85. Members receive discount on registration. Lunch not included.

    The NOFA Vermont Winter Conference is a highlight of the winter for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and enthusiastic eaters. Please join NOFA-VT—and 1,200 of your fellow organic food enthusiasts —for three days of learning, inspiration, good food, great conversation, and community building. Visit their website for full details about the conference https://nofavt.org/conference

    CONTACT: Questions? Call us at (802) 434-4122 or email: winterconference@nofavt.org<mailto:winterconference@nofavt.org>.

Mon Feb 18 2019

  • No-Till Intensive: Management Styles (Webinar- Multiple Dates)
    11:00am - 12:30pm
    Online

    COST: Free

    No-Till Intensive Training for Agricultural Service Providers. Each webinar will host a farmer, researcher, or other expert practitioner. The classes will discuss common obstacles to implementing a successful no-till program, address these issues through field proven technical knowledge, and follow a training plan that will best enable the Agricultural Service Providers to support the farmers in the no-till practice transition. View Training Flyer for details. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-till-intensive-trainings-tickets-48332150764

    Webinars will be held every other Monday from 11:00am-12:30pm starting on November 5, 2018 and ending February 18, 2019. Full agenda below:

    11/5/18 - Introduction to No-Till; Heather Darby
    11/19/18 - Equipment and No-Till Application Tools; Jeff Sanders
    12/3/18 - Herbicide & Pest Management; Bill Curran & John Tooker
    12/17/18 - Soil & Water Management; Odette Menard
    1/7/19 - Fertility & Manure Management; Charlie White
    1/21/19 - Precision Ag. Technology for No-Till; Scott Magnan
    2/4/19 - Economics of No-Til and Record Keeping; Kirsten Workman
    2/18/19 - It’s a Management Style, Not a Technique; Rick Kersbergen, Jeff & Penny Stevens, Kate Parsons, Steve Devine, Kirsten Workman, George Foster, others TBD

    CONTACT: Susan Brouillette at susan.brouillette@uvm.edu<mailto:susan.brouillette@uvm.edu> or 802-524-6501 with any questions

  • Dairy Management Workforce Focus: "Ready, Set, Perform!" (Webinar)
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Online

    COST: Free

    Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm.
    All webinars will be presented on the third Monday of the month starting on September 24, 2018 and running through April 22, 2019. All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST) and will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Live webinars can be viewed on the day of the program.

    CONTACT: For more information or to register please visit https://extension.psu.edu/dairy-management-mondays

  • Northeast Organic Farming Association-VT Winter Conference (3 Day event 2/16-2/18)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    University of Vermont Davis Center, Burlington, VT 05401

    COST: All 3 days for $235 or one day for $85. Members receive discount on registration. Lunch not included.

    The NOFA Vermont Winter Conference is a highlight of the winter for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and enthusiastic eaters. Please join NOFA-VT—and 1,200 of your fellow organic food enthusiasts —for three days of learning, inspiration, good food, great conversation, and community building. Visit their website for full details about the conference https://nofavt.org/conference

    CONTACT: Questions? Call us at (802) 434-4122 or email: winterconference@nofavt.org<mailto:winterconference@nofavt.org>.

Tue Feb 19 2019

  • Part 2 of Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats - Strategies to Outsmart the Enemy (Webinar)
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Online

    COST: Free

    This is part two of a three part series exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will discuss ways to prevent parasites including organic principles for encouraging animal health, animal selection, evasive grazing, strategic deworming, and quarantine of new purchases. Registrants will receive online ATTRA publications to deepen their learning.
    https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED57DB8383473F

    CONTACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) at (773) 525-4952 or email Larissa McKenna at lmckenna@foodanimalconcerns.org<mailto:lmckenna@foodanimalconcerns.org>

Wed Feb 20 2019

  • Dairy Grazing Management Series: Integrating Annuals into your Grazing System (Webinar)
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Online

    COST: Free

    Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. All webinars will be presented on the second Wednesday of the month starting on September 2018 and running through February 2019. All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST) and will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Live webinars can be viewed on the day of the program.

    CONTACT: For more information please visit https://extension.psu.edu/dairy-grazing-management-guide

Thu Feb 21 2019

  • Vegetable Nutrient Management Workshop (multiple dates)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Langavin House, Vermont Technical College, 124 Admin DriveRandolph Center, VT 05061

    COST: Free. Coffee and morning refreshments will be provided, but please bring money or a brown bag lunch.

    This workshop is intended for vegetable growers of all scales, and highly recommended for RAPs compliance. By the end of an intensive day, growers will:
    · Develop or complete a RAPs-compliant NMP
    · Learn to use VVBGA's on-line farmOS record keeping system
    · Understand the impact excess nutrients have on the environment
    · Interpret soil test results, calculate nutrients, and choose soil amendments
    · Hear from other farmers about their soil health strategies
    · Learn from a featured soil health speaker about how on-farm practices affect nutrient availability. https://2019vegnutrientclass.eventbrite.com

    CONTACT: Becky Maden at Rebecca.maden@uvm.edu<mailto:Rebecca.maden@uvm.edu>

  • Profitable Meat Marketing Workshop (MA Event)
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Click Workspace, 9 and 1/2 Market St., Northampton, MA

    COST: $15.00 and only $10.00 for each additional attendee from your farm. Food is included.

    You are selling local meat—but are you making money?
    Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs—including your TIME—and bringing in a profit. In the workshop, you will learn how to develop your farm’s marketing strategy and how to set specific marketing objectives to make your job easier. In addition to marketing tips, you’ll learn about Cornell Cooperative Extension’s NEW Meat Price Calculator. https://www.buylocalfood.org/event/cisa-winter-workshop-profitable-meat-marketing/

    CONTACT: Questions? Please contact Stevie at stevie@buylocalfood.org or 413-665-7100.

Sat Feb 23 2019

  • OrganiConn (CT event)
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport CT

    COST: $50 for members, $60 nonmembers; $30 students (lunch not included)

    The premier event in Connecticut for farmers, gardeners, fans of organic food, and sustainability enthusiasts. Join CT NOFA for our 37th Annual Winter Conference—the largest gathering of organic farming and food enthusiasts in Connecticut. With over 30 workshops to choose from throughout the day, OrganiConn provides a forum to learn new practices, share ideas, and network with others who are working to create a more organic Connecticut. This year in addition to the Vendor Fair OrganiConn is introducing a Farm and Food job Fair to connect farms and food businesses with talented, capable help. Enjoy a wide array of workshops, great gift and farm goods shopping, a delicious lunch, and the keynote speaker CR Lawn, founder of Fedco Seeds in Maine. https://organiconn.squarespace.com/

    CONTACT: Reach CT NOFA with questions by phone: (203) 308-2584 or email: ctnofa@ctnofa.org

Tue Feb 26 2019

Thu Feb 28 2019

  • No-Till & Cover Crop Symposium
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center) in Burlington, Vt

    COST: TBD

    From dry conditions to wet conditions, come discuss with local farmers how adopting cover crops and no-till is helping them save fuel, money and improve crop yield. Talk to ag dealers, learn about funding programs, get updated on the latest research and approaches across the country, and help lead the soil health movement. https://www.uvm.edu/extension/agriculture/no_till_cover_crop_symposium

    CONTACT: Contact Kirsten Workman or Karen Gallott at (802) 388‐4969 (toll free in Vermont: 800‐956‐1125); champlain.crops@uvm.edu.

  • Vegetable Nutrient Management Workshop (multiple dates)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Holton Hall, 130 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301

    COST: Free. Coffee and morning refreshments will be provided, but please bring money or a brown bag lunch.

    This workshop is intended for vegetable growers of all scales, and highly recommended for RAPs compliance. By the end of an intensive day, growers will:
    · Develop or complete a RAPs-compliant NMP
    · Learn to use VVBGA's on-line farmOS record keeping system
    · Understand the impact excess nutrients have on the environment
    · Interpret soil test results, calculate nutrients, and choose soil amendments
    · Hear from other farmers about their soil health strategies
    · Learn from a featured soil health speaker about how on-farm practices affect nutrient availability. https://2019vegnutrientclass.eventbrite.com

    CONTACT: Becky Maden at Rebecca.maden@uvm.edu<mailto:Rebecca.maden@uvm.edu>

Sat Mar 02 2019

  • Vegetable Nutrient Management Workshop (multiple dates)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Sterling College, PO Box 72, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827

    COST: Free. Coffee and morning refreshments will be provided, but please bring money or a brown bag lunch.

    This workshop is intended for vegetable growers of all scales, and highly recommended for RAPs compliance. By the end of an intensive day, growers will:
    · Develop or complete a RAPs-compliant NMP
    · Learn to use VVBGA's on-line farmOS record keeping system
    · Understand the impact excess nutrients have on the environment
    · Interpret soil test results, calculate nutrients, and choose soil amendments
    · Hear from other farmers about their soil health strategies
    · Learn from a featured soil health speaker about how on-farm practices affect nutrient availability. https://2019vegnutrientclass.eventbrite.com

    CONTACT: Becky Maden at Rebecca.maden@uvm.edu<mailto:Rebecca.maden@uvm.edu>

Tue Mar 05 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Bennington)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    310 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Wed Mar 06 2019

  • Setting the Course: Making A Living at What You Love to Do (Webinar)
    11:00am - 12:00pm
    Online

    COST: Free

    Taking those first steps toward your dream to live on the land and make a living can seem like you're about to try to step over the Grand Canyon. Join Annie Warmke to walk through an assessment of how to determine the true resources you have in your life, and how to turn them into assets that have the possibility to sustain your dream of earning a living at what you love to do.

    Annie Warmke is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about growing businesses that not only sustain the owners, but also benefit their employees and the community. She has successfully started several non-profits, women's funds, and Blue Rock Station, a sustainable living farm center that features an Earthship, a goat herd, and workshops on goat college and solar installation. To learn more visit www.bluerockstation.com<http://www.bluerockstation.com>.
    https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED57DA88864F3C

    CONTACT: For more information, please contact Larissa Mckenna at lmckenna@foodanimalconcerns.org<mailto:lmckenna@foodanimalconcerns.org> or call (773) 525-4952

Thu Mar 07 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Bennington)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    310 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Mon Mar 11 2019

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (5 Day Event)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VT

    COST: $1,000 for all 5 days. (Price includes $150 worth of meat participants take home)

    This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts. Value added processing, such as sausage, smoked hams, and bacon will also be covered. The training will place an emphasis on food safety, sourcing, and maintaining high utilization of whole animals.

    Day 1: Introduction, Knife Skills and Chicken Breakdown
    Day 2: Lamb Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 3: Beef Forequarter Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 4: Beef Hindquarter Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 5: Pig Breakdown, Value Added Processing, and Wrap Up

    Note: You may sign up for the entire week and receive the meat cutting certificate or you may sign up for selected days. You will be able to select this when you are checking out.
    https://www.vtc.edu/ag-course/meat-cutting-butchering-basics-march-2019

    CONTACT: For more information please contact Molly Willard at Molly.Willard@vtc.edu<mailto:Molly.Willard@vtc.edu> or 802-535-5315

Tue Mar 12 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Middlebury)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • Farm Business Clinic (St. Johnsbury)
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    374 Emerson Falls Rd., Suite 1, St. Johnsbury, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (5 Day Event)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VT

    COST: $1,000 for all 5 days. (Price includes $150 worth of meat participants take home)

    This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts. Value added processing, such as sausage, smoked hams, and bacon will also be covered. The training will place an emphasis on food safety, sourcing, and maintaining high utilization of whole animals.

    Day 1: Introduction, Knife Skills and Chicken Breakdown
    Day 2: Lamb Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 3: Beef Forequarter Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 4: Beef Hindquarter Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 5: Pig Breakdown, Value Added Processing, and Wrap Up

    Note: You may sign up for the entire week and receive the meat cutting certificate or you may sign up for selected days. You will be able to select this when you are checking out.
    https://www.vtc.edu/ag-course/meat-cutting-butchering-basics-march-2019

    CONTACT: For more information please contact Molly Willard at Molly.Willard@vtc.edu<mailto:Molly.Willard@vtc.edu> or 802-535-5315

  • Running a Great Farmers Market Booth Part 1 (NY Event)
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Syracuse CoWorks, 201 E Jefferson St suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13202

    COST: $75

    Farmers Markets are the great business incubator of the food system. For those new to the business, they provide real time lessons and a community of peers. For more established businesses they offer a chance nab wholesale accounts, develop customer loyalty, and build buzz about your wholesale partners.

    This program will give you practical tips on selling at a farmers market while maximizing your return on the time you invest there. We’ll cover choosing the right market, display building, customer service, capturing wholesale accounts at the market, and more. This program includes fun, hands on exercises using great local products that you’ll get to take home.
    It is for anyone selling products, or interested in selling products, at a farmers market.

    http://www.smallpotatoes42.com/running-a-great-farmers-market-booth

    CONTACT: For more information contact, the Small Business Development Center by email (sbdc@sunyocc.edu<mailto:sbdc@sunyocc.edu>) or phone (315-498-6070).

Wed Mar 13 2019

  • Grower Workshop for Organic Corn Producers
    8:30am - 12:30pm
    the UVM Extension Office at 23 Pond Lane in Middlebury

    COST: $15.00

    ACORN (acornvt.org) is hosting a farmer-to-farmer workshop on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 on growing certified organic dent corn in the Champlain Valley for the Vermont Tortilla Company. The Wrisley family of Essex, NY will be giving the presentation and sharing their experiences growing corn.
    The workshop will be held at the UVM Extension Office at 23 Pond Lane in Middlebury from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

    CONTACT: For more information and to reserve a seat, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y48fywqb.

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (5 Day Event)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VT

    COST: $1,000 for all 5 days. (Price includes $150 worth of meat participants take home)

    This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts. Value added processing, such as sausage, smoked hams, and bacon will also be covered. The training will place an emphasis on food safety, sourcing, and maintaining high utilization of whole animals.

    Day 1: Introduction, Knife Skills and Chicken Breakdown
    Day 2: Lamb Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 3: Beef Forequarter Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 4: Beef Hindquarter Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 5: Pig Breakdown, Value Added Processing, and Wrap Up

    Note: You may sign up for the entire week and receive the meat cutting certificate or you may sign up for selected days. You will be able to select this when you are checking out.
    https://www.vtc.edu/ag-course/meat-cutting-butchering-basics-march-2019

    CONTACT: For more information please contact Molly Willard at Molly.Willard@vtc.edu<mailto:Molly.Willard@vtc.edu> or 802-535-5315

  • Farm or Maple Business Clinic (Morrisville)
    9:00am - 4:30pm
    29 Sunset Drive, Suite 2, Morrisville, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • Pulled Pork: Mobile Housing for Pigs (Webinar)
    11:00am - 12:00pm
    Online

    COST: Free

    Homer Walden and his wife Dru Peters operate Sunnyside Farm and are past Fund-a-Farmer Grant recipients located in York county PA. They began farming because they like to eat, and wanted the most flavorful food available. The production of livestock in the mob and move method caught their interest, and after a load of piglets cleared every inch of soil from an overnight stay in a mobile chicken pen the idea for Pulled Pork was born. Join us to hear more about these nimble, front-moving livestock pens and how we use them for soil breaking, fertility and pest controls, and also, how to build them.
    https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED57D98987463E

    CONTACT: For more information, please contact Larissa Mckenna at lmckenna@foodanimalconcerns.org<mailto:lmckenna@foodanimalconcerns.org> or call (773) 525-4952

Thu Mar 14 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Middlebury)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • VT Organic Dairy Conference
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Vermont Technical College, 124 Admin Drive, Randolph, VT 05061

    COST: $25 per person and includes lunch.

    The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program and NOFA-VT Organic Dairy and Livestock Technical Assistance Program are pleased to invite you to the 9th Annual Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference on March 14, 2019.

    Conference highlights include the following:
    -Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm will share his perspective on the status and future of the industry.
    -Linda Tikofsky of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc. will share some basic and practical information about milk quality and how to produce it on your farm.
    -Larry Tranel, an economist from Iowa State University, will discuss the economics of everything from low cost parlors to robotic milking machines.
    -Wade Miller from Organic Valley will share information on Profit Circles including what they are, how to create one,and tools that can help fuel discussions. He will share experiences from farmers in other regions currently using them as well.
    -Research Updates
    -Roundtable Discussions

    CONTACT: Please contact Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 for more information or visit https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2550473. Online registration is open at this time. Please register by March 7.

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (5 Day Event)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VT

    COST: $1,000 for all 5 days. (Price includes $150 worth of meat participants take home)

    This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts. Value added processing, such as sausage, smoked hams, and bacon will also be covered. The training will place an emphasis on food safety, sourcing, and maintaining high utilization of whole animals.

    Day 1: Introduction, Knife Skills and Chicken Breakdown
    Day 2: Lamb Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 3: Beef Forequarter Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 4: Beef Hindquarter Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 5: Pig Breakdown, Value Added Processing, and Wrap Up

    Note: You may sign up for the entire week and receive the meat cutting certificate or you may sign up for selected days. You will be able to select this when you are checking out.
    https://www.vtc.edu/ag-course/meat-cutting-butchering-basics-march-2019

    CONTACT: For more information please contact Molly Willard at Molly.Willard@vtc.edu<mailto:Molly.Willard@vtc.edu> or 802-535-5315

  • Farm Business Clinic (Newport)
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    316 Main Street, Suite 101, Newport, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • Running a Great Farmers Market Booth Part 2 (NY Event)
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Syracuse CoWorks, 201 E Jefferson St suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13202

    COST: $75

    Farmers Markets are the great business incubator of the food system. For those new to the business, they provide real time lessons and a community of peers. For more established businesses they offer a chance nab wholesale accounts, develop customer loyalty, and build buzz about your wholesale partners.

    This program will give you practical tips on selling at a farmers market while maximizing your return on the time you invest there. We’ll cover choosing the right market, display building, customer service, capturing wholesale accounts at the market, and more. This program includes fun, hands on exercises using great local products that you’ll get to take home.
    It is for anyone selling products, or interested in selling products, at a farmers market.

    CONTACT: For more information contact, the Small Business Development Center by email (sbdc@sunyocc.edu<mailto:sbdc@sunyocc.edu>) or phone (315-498-6070) or visit http://www.smallpotatoes42.com/running-a-great-farmers-market-booth

Fri Mar 15 2019

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (5 Day Event)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VT

    COST: $1,000 for all 5 days. (Price includes $150 worth of meat participants take home)

    This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts. Value added processing, such as sausage, smoked hams, and bacon will also be covered. The training will place an emphasis on food safety, sourcing, and maintaining high utilization of whole animals.

    Day 1: Introduction, Knife Skills and Chicken Breakdown
    Day 2: Lamb Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 3: Beef Forequarter Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 4: Beef Hindquarter Breakdown and Value Added Processing
    Day 5: Pig Breakdown, Value Added Processing, and Wrap Up

    Note: You may sign up for the entire week and receive the meat cutting certificate or you may sign up for selected days. You will be able to select this when you are checking out.
    https://www.vtc.edu/ag-course/meat-cutting-butchering-basics-march-2019

    CONTACT: For more information please contact Molly Willard at Molly.Willard@vtc.edu<mailto:Molly.Willard@vtc.edu> or 802-535-5315

Sat Mar 16 2019

  • Pruning & Grafting Workshop for Backyard Fruit Growers
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    Scott's Farm- 707 Kippling Road, Dummerston, VT

    COST: $50

    Join Scott Farm's Orchardist Zeke Goodband from 9-Noon for our annual Pruning & Grafting Workshop for Backyard Fruit Growers. Participants receive instruction on pruning a variety of old and young fruit trees from 9-11 AM and on grafting apple trees from 11-12 PM. This class, covering the care of fruit trees and the proper tools to use, will give participants the knowledge, confidence and skills needed to work on their own fruit trees at home.
    (https://scottfarmvermont.com/farm-workshops/)

    CONTACT: Reservations are necessary. Call 802-254-6868 or email Kelly at kellyc@landmarktrustusa.org<mailto:kellyc@landmarktrustusa.org> with any questions.

Sun Mar 17 2019

  • Butter, Yogurt and Cheese Making
    1:00pm - 4:30pm
    Earthwise Farm and Forest, 341 Macintosh Hill RdRandolph, VT 05060

    COST: $40 per person, $75 for 2 people

    * Learn a few different ways to make yogurt - successfully and consistently.
    * Get introduced to a couple different soft cheeses that are easy and fun to make.
    * Learn the tricks for making delicious butter and using butter molds.
    * Have fun learning with others in an intimate setting; get ready to laugh and taste some delicious creations.
    Class will include a handout. Cheese cultures, yogurt cultures, citric acid, butter muslin cloth and organic grass-fed raw milk will be for sale, so you can start creating delicious treats for friends and family right away.
    * Please bring a couple small containers and a cooler in case you have some cheese/butter samples to bring home, or you decide to purchase some milk or cultures.

    CONTACT: For more information, contact Lisa McCrory at lmccrory560@gmail.com<mailto:lmccrory560@gmail.com> or visit http://www.earthwisefarmandforest.com/raw_dairy_processing.html.

Tue Mar 19 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Brattleboro)
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    130 Austine Drive, Suite 300, Brattleboro, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • Farm Business Clinic (Brattleboro)
    10:00am - 11:30am
    130 Austine Drive, Suite 300, Brattleboro, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • A new approach to managing Face Flies on pastured cattle (Webinar)
    11:00am - 12:00pm
    Online

    COST: Free

    Join FACT to hear about the latest strategy to control Face Flies on pastured cattle. The method that will be discussed is both effective and safe for the cattle, the operator and the environment.

    The presenter, Fred Forsburg, is a farmer / managed grazier and sometime researcher who lives on his small family farm in western New York State. Fred is in his 13th year grazing small frame Angus stockers on managed intensive pastures. He has been awarded four previous research grants through both public and private agricultural research organizations. He has also contributed to On Pasture magazine (read his article More Ways To Keep Flies Off Your Livestock). https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED57D683804F3A

    CONTACT: For more information, please contact Larissa Mckenna at lmckenna@foodanimalconcerns.org<mailto:lmckenna@foodanimalconcerns.org> or call (773) 525-4952

Thu Mar 21 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Rutland)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    271 North Main Street, Suite 110, Rutland, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Sat Mar 23 2019

  • Pruning & Grafting Workshop for Backyard Fruit Growers
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    Scott's Farm- 707 Kippling Road, Dummerston, VT

    COST: $50

    Join Scott Farm's Orchardist Zeke Goodband from 9-Noon for our annual Pruning & Grafting Workshop for Backyard Fruit Growers. Participants receive instruction on pruning a variety of old and young fruit trees from 9-11 AM and on grafting apple trees from 11-12 PM. This class, covering the care of fruit trees and the proper tools to use, will give participants the knowledge, confidence and skills needed to work on their own fruit trees at home.
    (https://scottfarmvermont.com/farm-workshops/)

    CONTACT: Reservations are necessary. Call 802-254-6868 or email Kelly at kellyc@landmarktrustusa.org<mailto:kellyc@landmarktrustusa.org> with any questions.

Tue Mar 26 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Rutland)
    12:00pm - 3:30pm
    271 North Main Street, Suite 110, Rutland, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • Farm Business Clinic (Morrisville)
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    29 Sunset Drive, Suite 2, Morrisville, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Thu Mar 28 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Middlebury)
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • Farm Business Clinic (Rutland)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    271 North Main Street, Suite 110, Rutland, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Sat Mar 30 2019

  • Lambing Clinic at Shelburne Farms
    9:00am - 3:30pm
    Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482

    COST: $10 VSGA members and $20 for non-members

    Join the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association for a day-long lambing clinic. Master Shepherd Chet Parsons will start the morning off with a class to go over the basics: ewe nutrition, early signs of labor, when to intervene in a difficult labor, dystocia, handy equipment to have on hand, clip, dip, and strip. After a potluck lunch, the class will move down to the dairy barn where Shelbuen Farms’ Dairy Manager Sam Dixon and Herdsman Renee Lacoss will be in the middle of lambing 75 ewes. Various procedures will be demonstrated (dystocia, tail docking, castrating, tube feeding, hoof trimming, grafting, inverted eyelid). The weather at the end of March in Vermont can be unpredictable, so please dress warmly.

    CONTACT: For more information please contact Dave Martin at settlementfam@comcast.net<mailto:settlementfam@comcast.net> or visit https://vtsheepandgoat.org/register-for-2019-lambing-clinic/.

Wed Apr 03 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Middlebury)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Fri Apr 05 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Middlebury)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Wed Apr 10 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Bennington)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    310 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Thu Apr 11 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Bennington)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    310 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Sun Apr 14 2019

  • The Family Cow
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Earthwise Farm and Forest, 341 Macintosh Hill RdRandolph, VT 05060

    COST: $60 per person and $110 for 2 people

    The Family Cow Workshop is designed to help you navigate the new and exciting world of owning and caring for a family cow & calf. This may also be an entry point for you to get into selling raw milk from the farm, or having a beef animal (as a result of the occasional bull calf that you will have). Class participants will have an opportunity for some hands-on learning and a handout will provide you with basic need-to-know information, plus a listing of useful books, and businesses that can supply you with the feed, nutritional supplies and other items that you will want to have in your First-Aid Kit.

    CONTACT: For more information, contact Lisa McCrory at lmccrory560@gmail.com<mailto:lmccrory560@gmail.com> or visit http://www.earthwisefarmandforest.com/dairy_workshops.html.

Wed Apr 17 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Brattleboro)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    130 Austine Drive, Suite 300, Brattleboro, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Fri Apr 19 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Brattleboro)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    130 Austine Drive, Suite 300, Brattleboro, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Wed Apr 24 2019

  • Maple or Forest Business Clinic (Berlin)
    10:00am - 1:30pm
    327 US Route 302, Suite 1, Barre, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • Farm Business Clinic (Rutland)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    271 North Main Street, Suite 110, Rutland, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Fri Apr 26 2019

  • Farm Business Clinic (Rutland)
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    271 North Main Street, Suite 110, Rutland, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

  • Maple or Forest Business Clinic (Rutland)
    10:00am - 1:30pm
    271 North Main Street, Suite 110, Rutland, VT

    COST: $25

    UVM Extension Business Specialists Mark Cannella, Tony Kitsos, Chris Lindgren and Betsy Miller are available to work one-on-one with farm, forest and maple businesses on their finances. Reserve a 1½ hour appointment to prepare documents that will help manage the business. Use the time to develop a balance sheet, update financial statements, review a business plan, consider changes to the business and more. Bring your financial statements, recent records and questions.

    CONTACT: For more information and to register, please visit http://blog.uvm.edu/farmvia/?p=1538.

Sun May 05 2019

  • Management Intensive Grazing for the Diversified Farm
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Earthwise Farm and Forest, 341 Macintosh Hill RdRandolph, VT 05060

    COST: $70 per person or $130 for 2 people

    Management Intensive Grazing, also known as ‘Rational Grazing’, is a form of grazing management that can improve pasture forage yields, improve feed quality, increase plant species diversity, improve livestock performance, build organic matter & soil nutrient levels, and increase the biological life in your soil. By taking weather, biology, ecology, livestock management, and technology (ie electric fencing, water systems) into consideration you can make your grazing system a success on your farm.
    This class will provide instruction for setting up a successful grazing system on a diversified farm, using poultry, horses, cows, sheep, goats and/or pigs. Participants will be introduced to fencing & water system designs, and movable structures for hogs, poultry, and small ruminants, and will learn how to determine daily feed needs of various types of livestock.
    This class is also appropriate if you have only one type of livestock and want to manage your pastures well.
    http://www.earthwisefarmandforest.com/management-intensive-grazing

    CONTACT: For more information please contact Lisa McCrory at lmccrory560@gmail.com<mailto:lmccrory560@gmail.com>

Fri May 17 2019

  • Vermont Cannabis & Hemp Convention (3 Day Event: 5/17-5/19)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Champlain Valley Exposition Center

    COST: TBD

    New England’s largest cannabis convention returns to Vermont for its second year May 17-19, 2019 at the Champlain Valley Exposition. There will be two full days of exhibitions, educational seminars, and speakers related to medical marijuana, industrial hemp, CBD wellness products, and the ever-growing New England cannabis industry. This event is brought to you by New England Cannabis Conventions and Heady Vermont. Tickets will go onsale by January 2019. https://headyvermont.com/events/vtcann2019/

    CONTACT: For questions, reach out to the organizers at--info@headyvermont.com<mailto:info@headyvermont.com> or marc@necann.com<mailto:marc@necann.com>

Sat May 18 2019

  • Vermont Cannabis & Hemp Convention (3 Day Event: 5/17-5/19)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Champlain Valley Exposition Center

    COST: TBD

    New England’s largest cannabis convention returns to Vermont for its second year May 17-19, 2019 at the Champlain Valley Exposition. There will be two full days of exhibitions, educational seminars, and speakers related to medical marijuana, industrial hemp, CBD wellness products, and the ever-growing New England cannabis industry. This event is brought to you by New England Cannabis Conventions and Heady Vermont. Tickets will go onsale by January 2019. https://headyvermont.com/events/vtcann2019/

    CONTACT: For questions, reach out to the organizers at--info@headyvermont.com<mailto:info@headyvermont.com> or marc@necann.com<mailto:marc@necann.com>

Sun May 19 2019

  • Vermont Cannabis & Hemp Convention (3 Day Event: 5/17-5/19)
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Champlain Valley Exposition Center

    COST: TBD

    New England’s largest cannabis convention returns to Vermont for its second year May 17-19, 2019 at the Champlain Valley Exposition. There will be two full days of exhibitions, educational seminars, and speakers related to medical marijuana, industrial hemp, CBD wellness products, and the ever-growing New England cannabis industry. This event is brought to you by New England Cannabis Conventions and Heady Vermont. Tickets will go onsale by January 2019. https://headyvermont.com/events/vtcann2019/

    CONTACT: For questions, reach out to the organizers at--info@headyvermont.com<mailto:info@headyvermont.com> or marc@necann.com<mailto:marc@necann.com>