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Sun Apr 21 2019

  • Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic (2 Day Event: 4/20-4/21)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor RoadShelburne, VT 05482

    COST: Both Days: $130/GMDHA members, $145/non-members (includes 1-year membership). Saturday ONLY: $75/GMDHA member, $90/nonmember. Sunday ONLY: $70/GMDHA member, $85/nonmember. Fee includes lunch and light breakfast.

    In this two-day, hands-on clinic, you’ll work with experienced teamsters of the Green Mountain Draft Horse Association and their horses in the beautiful setting of the Breeding Barn. If you’ve never driven a horse-drawn cart, this clinic will help you to get comfortable. If you’re an experienced driver, enjoy brushing up your skills and meeting Vermont’s draft horse community. On Saturday, learn the basics of draft horses, how to harness, hook up a cart, and ground drive while focusing on safety working around these large animals. On Sunday*, put your newfound skills to work! Jump in a cart or wagon, drive an obstacle course, and take turns driving on a horse-drawn tour of the Farm. A light breakfast and full lunch will be served both days. Registration required.

    *Participation in the Sunday clinic requires previous attendance in the Saturday class. Past year’s attendance can be counted.
    https://shelburnefarms.org/calendar/event/green-mountain-draft-horse-beginner-driving-clinic

    CONTACT: Jean Cross, Jean@greenmountaindraft.org<mailto:Jean@greenmountaindraft.org>

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.

  • The Soil Series: Grassroots for the Climate Emergency (Part 6: A Soil Sponge to Cool the Planet)
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Bethany Church, 32 Main St., Randolph, VT 05060

    COST: $5 suggested donation

    Water is life. Living soil is the greatest storage tank and filter of fresh water, but it’s being depleted globally, resulting in water scarcity, desertification, flooding, droughts, declining water quality and poor public health. With good land stewardship and proper planning, we can harvest water and sink it into the ground, restoring water cycles, improving ecosystem health and cooling the planet simultaneously. There is enough cooling available to actually cool faster than greenhouse gasses are now warming.
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    Calling all land managers, farmers, gardeners, seed savers, citizen scientists, conservationists, town planners, educators, healers, and advocates, join for a series of critical conversations about soil health and how we can become response-able to meet the climate emergency we face with confidence. There will be great food provided before and, following powerful panel dialogues guided by VHSC members, audience discussion on topics of food, soil, water, health, climate and hope. Together, the workshops will explore what is possible in rehabilitating Vermont's soil health to hold our landscapes and communities together. This potent – and important – six-part series takes place on Wednesdays starting Feb. 27 at the Bethany Church in Randolph. Suggested donation $5 (donations not necessary). Each program features a social half-hour with great food provided by Black Krim Tavern, Randolph.

    • February 27 Ground to Body: Soil Health & Human Health,
    • March 13 Shielding Soil with Plants and Animals
    • March 20 Storytelling Panel
    • March 27 Building the Soil From the Ground Up
    • April 10 Social Mycelium: the Fiber of Community Resilience
    • April 24 A Soil Sponge to Cool the Planet

    For details on individual events, visit www.vermonthealthysoilscoalition.org/events<http://www.vermonthealthysoilscoalition.org/events>

    CONTACT: Cat Buxton, catduffybuxton@gmail.com<mailto:catduffybuxton@gmail.com>

  • 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.

Thu Apr 25 2019

  • Artificial Insemination of Dairy Cattle and Reproductive Management (3 Day Event: 4/25-4/27)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Vermont Tech - Randolph Center, VT Campus - Red School House

    COST: $475

    Students will receive an overview of the bovine reproductive cycle and common reproductive management interventions. The class will spend three hours developing palpating skills and three hours artificially inseminating dairy cattle. We partner with Select Sire to offer this training. This is a hands-on training. (12 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory)
    https://www.vtc.edu/ag-course/artificial-insemination-dairy-cattle-and-reproductive-management

    CONTACT: Dr. Kimberly A. Crowe at (802) 728-1793 or kcrowe@vtc.edu<mailto:kcrowe@vtc.edu>

  • Small Farm Advocacy Day w/ NOFA-VT & Rural Vermont
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Vermont State House, 115 State St.Montpelier, VT 05602

    COST: Free. Travel stipends available.

    NOFA-VT is partnering with Rural Vermont to co-host a final Small Farm Advocacy Day for the 2019 legislative session! We hope you'll join us.
    These events offer a great opportunity to meet your legislator, get oriented to the State House and the legislative process, and learn more about the issues and bills pertaining to agriculture and food systems. Stay tuned for more details. https://www.ruralvermont.org/small-farm-action-day-rsvp

    CONTACT: Maddie Kempner, maddie@nofavt.org<mailto:maddie@nofavt.org>

Fri Apr 26 2019

  • Artificial Insemination of Dairy Cattle and Reproductive Management (3 Day Event: 4/25-4/27)
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Vermont Tech - Randolph Center, VT Campus - Red School House

    COST: $475

    Students will receive an overview of the bovine reproductive cycle and common reproductive management interventions. The class will spend three hours developing palpating skills and three hours artificially inseminating dairy cattle. We partner with Select Sire to offer this training. This is a hands-on training. (12 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory)
    https://www.vtc.edu/ag-course/artificial-insemination-dairy-cattle-and-reproductive-management

    CONTACT: Dr. Kimberly A. Crowe at (802) 728-1793 or kcrowe@vtc.edu<mailto:kcrowe@vtc.edu>

  • 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.

Sat Apr 27 2019

  • Artificial Insemination of Dairy Cattle and Reproductive Management (3 Day Event: 4/25-4/27)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Vermont Tech - Randolph Center, VT Campus - Red School House

    COST: $475

    Students will receive an overview of the bovine reproductive cycle and common reproductive management interventions. The class will spend three hours developing palpating skills and three hours artificially inseminating dairy cattle. We partner with Select Sire to offer this training. This is a hands-on training. (12 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory)
    https://www.vtc.edu/ag-course/artificial-insemination-dairy-cattle-and-reproductive-management

    CONTACT: Dr. Kimberly A. Crowe at (802) 728-1793 or kcrowe@vtc.edu<mailto:kcrowe@vtc.edu>

Tue Apr 30 2019

  • Farm Safety Survey
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Online

    Your input is needed! UVM Extension is requesting your help as we determine what programs and services to offer in the area of farm safety and health.

    What are your farm safety and health concerns? What resources are available, and what is missing? What farm safety education and support would you like to see from Extension?

    You can let us know by filling out a short survey at https://go.uvm.edu/farmsafety. Please share the survey with other farmers and farm service providers.

    Current services include youth tractor safety certification and summer farm safety camps, produce safety for vegetable farms, and retrofitting tractor rollbars. As you know, farming is both central to Vermont's economy and culture, and is also one of the most dangerous occupations. Accidents and injuries can slow the work or even devastate a farm family's ability to stay in business. Safety education can promote behavior changes that help our farms keep on working.

    CONTACT: Please contact liz.kenton@uvm.edu<mailto:liz.kenton@uvm.edu> with any questions.

Wed May 01 2019

Thu May 02 2019

  • Designing a Rotational Grazing Plan (PA Event)
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Hameau Farm, 6364 State Rte 655, Belleville, PA 17004

    COST: Free (Lunch included)

    During this field day at Hameau Farm, the trainers will discuss how to establish a rotational grazing plan for your farm. They’ll begin the day with a pasture walk, led by Hameau Farm owner Gay Rodgers and apprentice Jessica Matthews, to examine the farm’s forage, rotational grazing plan, and watering systems. In the afternoon, you’ll work with Jeff Biddle of Bear Meadows Farm to review aerial photos of his farm’s typography, using it as a case study for developing a formal rotational grazing plan.
    Also joining the conversation will be NRCS grazing specialists Suzette Truax—who helped establish Hameau’s grazing plan nearly two decades ago—and Titus Martin, members of the PA Grazing Lands Coalition, and dairy grazing apprentices from Hameau and Bear Meadows.

    CONTACT: Please contact this event’s coordinator, Aaron de Long, by email at aaron@pasafarming.org<mailto:aaron@pasafarming.org> or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x709. This is a PASA Workshop.

Fri May 03 2019

  • 2019 Hunger Action Conference
    7:30am - 4:00pm
    Killington Grand Resort

    COST: $20-$75

    Join the Vermont Foodbank for the 2019 Hunger Action Conference! This year’s conference theme is “Healing the Past for a Healthy Future”. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Ken Epstein. Dr. Epstein provides facilitation, coaching and consultation to organizations and entities implementing culture change using a trauma informed and equity lens. At this year’s conference, we will explore what it takes to become a network of healing organizations. Traumatic experiences from people’s pasts can have a long term impact on their lives. We will learn about trauma informed systems, and practices to promote health and wellness.
    Workshops will cover topics such as poverty and hunger, food systems, health, best practices and more! https://www.vtfoodbank.org/event/hunger-action-conference-2019

    CONTACT: Jen Messier jmessier@vtfoodbank.org<mailto:jmessier@vtfoodbank.org> or (802) 477-4124.

Sat May 04 2019

  • Wellscroft Fence Systems - Annual Spring Fence Clinic (2 Day; NH Event)
    8:30am - 4:00pm
    Harrisville, NH

    COST: Free

    The event is free, but online registration at wellscroft.com is encouraged.

    Morning and afternoon clinics, hands-on lessons and demonstrations, and free advice from fence experts will help attendees learn to select, plan, build and maintain electric and non-electric agricultural fencing that best meets their needs. Morning sessions will focus on both permanent and semi-permanent electric fence systems. Afternoon sessions will cover non-electric, physical fence systems. Participants are welcome to attend morning, afternoon or both sessions on either Saturday or Sunday. Attendees have the option of purchasing lunch items offered by a local 4-H Club, or bringing their own bagged lunch.

    Wellscroft’s facility is located on a working farm that uses all styles of electrical and woven wire fencing, providing a great opportunity for attendees to see firsthand how various fences withstand the test of weather and time. Parts of the clinic are conducted outdoors and will be held rain or shine. Attendees should dress accordingly.

    Participants who wish to pick up an order or estimate at the clinic should place their order or estimate request at least two to three weeks prior to the event to allow time for processing.

    A detailed agenda for Wellscroft’s 32nd Annual Free Agricultural Fencing Clinic, registration, and directions are available online at wellscroft.com or by calling Wellscroft toll-free at 1-855-FARMFENCE

    CONTACT: Call Wellscroft toll-free at 1-855-FARMFENCE or visit wellscroft.com

  • Women's Farm Equipment Field Day (NH Event)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    UNH Thompson School, Cole Hall34 Sage WayDurham, NH 03824

    COST: $20

    This is a hands-on workshop is for women farmers looking to improve their skills in farm equipment safety and operation. Learn about tractor safety, general tractor maintenance and upkeep, driving and hitching onto equipment, basic trailer driving, crop insurance and chainsaw safety.

    Space is limited so please register ahead of time online! For special accomodations or any questions regarding the program, please contact Elaina Enzien at elaina.enzien@unh.edu<mailto:elaina.enzien@unh.edu> or (603) 679-5616 prior to the event start date. https://extension.unh.edu/events/womens-farm-equipment-field-day

    CONTACT: Elaina Enzien at elaina.enzien@unh.edu<mailto:elaina.enzien@unh.edu> or (603) 679-5616

Sun May 05 2019

  • Dairy Day at Shelburne Farms
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    1611 Harbor RoadShelburne, VT 05482

    COST: $5 per carload; walkers free!

    Come on down to the dairy and meet the spring calves and their amazing moms in their Brown Swiss herd. Take a wagon ride to see the pastures and then see the calves get their afternoon milk. This is a time to explore the barns and buildings at the dairy and see how we get the milk that makes our award winning cheddar cheese. Our cows will come down the lane for afternoon milking in “cow parade” style and can be viewed in our parlor while they are machine milked.

    CONTACT: Shelburne Farms info@shelburnefarms.org<mailto:info@shelburnefarms.org>

  • Wellscroft Fence Systems - Annual Spring Fence Clinic (2 Day; NH Event)
    8:30am - 4:00pm
    Harrisville, NH

    COST: Free

    The event is free, but online registration at wellscroft.com is encouraged.

    Morning and afternoon clinics, hands-on lessons and demonstrations, and free advice from fence experts will help attendees learn to select, plan, build and maintain electric and non-electric agricultural fencing that best meets their needs. Morning sessions will focus on both permanent and semi-permanent electric fence systems. Afternoon sessions will cover non-electric, physical fence systems. Participants are welcome to attend morning, afternoon or both sessions on either Saturday or Sunday. Attendees have the option of purchasing lunch items offered by a local 4-H Club, or bringing their own bagged lunch.

    Wellscroft’s facility is located on a working farm that uses all styles of electrical and woven wire fencing, providing a great opportunity for attendees to see firsthand how various fences withstand the test of weather and time. Parts of the clinic are conducted outdoors and will be held rain or shine. Attendees should dress accordingly.

    Participants who wish to pick up an order or estimate at the clinic should place their order or estimate request at least two to three weeks prior to the event to allow time for processing.

    A detailed agenda for Wellscroft’s 32nd Annual Free Agricultural Fencing Clinic, registration, and directions are available online at wellscroft.com or by calling Wellscroft toll-free at 1-855-FARMFENCE

    CONTACT: Call Wellscroft toll-free at 1-855-FARMFENCE or visit wellscroft.com

  • 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 10 2019

  • Field Demonstration of No-till Corn into Sod Ground
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Birch Meadow Farm, Birch Meadow Road, Fairlee, VT 05045

    COST: Free

    Come join UVM and UNH Extension and the Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance for a field demonstration of equipment used for farm viability, soil health, and water quality. Steven Stocking, farmer and Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance board member, will show us his converted no-till corn planter in action. We will be using the planter to drill into sod ground. He’ll share considerations made to convert his planter to no-till and how to make equipment adjustments for successful planting. And we’ll also talk about the no-till grain drill available for use by the Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance.

    CONTACT: Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/field-demonstration-of-no-till-corn-into-sod-ground-tickets-59970287745
    or contact Laura Johnson at laura.o.johnson@uvm.edu<mailto:laura.o.Johnson@uvm.edu> if you have any questions. To request a disability-related
    accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Cheryl Herrick at (802) 656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu<mailto:cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu> or Laura Johnson at (802) 751-8310 at by April 19th, 2019 so we may assist you.

Tue May 14 2019

  • Holistic Management Intensive (Multi-Day Course)(NH Event)
    8:30am - 5:00pm
    Stonewall Farm; 242 Chesterfield RoadKeene, NH, NH 03431

    COST $1600

    A new approach is needed to address the most pressing
    problems we face today: climate change, failing agriculture, increased droughts and flood events, catastrophic rates of soil erosion, hunger and poverty, among other disasters, combined with the broadening recognition that our economic models, based on the flawed presumption of infinite growth in a world of finite resources, are inherently unsustainable. This new approach needs to involve a paradigm shift, a whole new way of thinking, because the old ways of thinking have helped create these global problems. Holistic Management is a framework for decision-making that supports individuals and groups to make a paradigm shift.

    This 9 day comprehensive course covers the fundamentals of Holistic Management, Holistic Financial Planning, Ecological Monitoring, Planned Grazing, Land Planning, Holistic Management Fundamentals. Options to take part of the course as a 3 day Fundamental class is also available at a pro-rated fee. This course is required as part of the process in becoming an Accredited Professional with the Savory Institute. Benefits of the course include:

    -Manage land to improve its health and create a sustainable future for generations to come.
    -Increase profits, stocking rates, and crop yields.
    -Increase biodiversity: native perennials, wildlife, soil microorganisms.
    -Improve quality of life.
    -Mitigate flood, drought and climate change.

    Whether you are a farmer, conservationist, government employee, business person or informed consumer, this whole land base, whole system approach to resource management gives you the management tools to understand nature and work with it.
    https://www.stonewallfarm.org

    CONTACT: Julie Davenson jdavenson@stonewallfarm.org<mailto:jdavenson@stonewallfarm.org>

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>

Tue May 21 2019

  • Bringing Marginal Ground Back Into Productive Grazing (PA Event)
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Moyers Dairy Farm; 3148 James St., Towanda, PA 18848

    COST: Free

    Join Moyer’s Dairy Farm for a pasture walk that focuses on bringing marginal ground into productive grazing rotations for cows.

    They’ll take a look at one example of this practice with Master Grazier Brian Moyer. He’ll explain how he no-till drills annual forage crops into cattle exercise lots to produce forage for grazing, while he mitigates the impact on heavy-use areas to revitalize soil.

    You’ll also learn how Journeyman Dairy Grazier Joseph Moyer transformed edge habitats on the farm, such as woodland areas once overgrown with weeds, into productive grazing paddocks through regular grazing rotations and strategic mowing.

    ** This event qualifies for one SmartStart credits through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.

    CONTACT: Please contact this event’s coordinator, Aaron de Long, by email at aaron@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x709.

Thu Jun 06 2019

  • Slow Living Summit: Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship (2 Day Event 6/6-6/7)
    9:00am - 10:00pm
    157 Main St., Brattleboro, VT

    COST: $100 Sliding Scale

    The Summit aims to create a positive change in our communities and revolutionize the future of food. This year has been an especially powerful year for women, and we want to invite you to partner with us in bringing a voice to women entrepreneurs. This years summit features some stellar speakers such as Winona Laduke of Honor the Earth and former running mate of Ralph Nader and Stacey Vanek Smith of NPR's Planet Money.

    The Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship Summit provides a forum for food and agriculture entrepreneurs to network and get focused resources and specialized expertise they need to build great companies. We know that deep, resilient, local, and regional economies weave a strong fabric of social and economic systems that bind together communities, markets, and ultimately the world.
    https://www.slowlivingsummit.org/register/

    CONTACT: Jim Verzino, Director of Windham Grows, at jim@strollingoftheheifers.com<mailto:jim@strollingoftheheifers.com> or call 802-242-1249

Fri Jun 07 2019

  • Slow Living Summit: Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship (2 Day Event 6/6-6/7)
    9:00am - 10:00pm
    157 Main St., Brattleboro, VT

    COST: $100 Sliding Scale

    The Summit aims to create a positive change in our communities and revolutionize the future of food. This year has been an especially powerful year for women, and we want to invite you to partner with us in bringing a voice to women entrepreneurs. This years summit features some stellar speakers such as Winona Laduke of Honor the Earth and former running mate of Ralph Nader and Stacey Vanek Smith of NPR's Planet Money.

    The Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship Summit provides a forum for food and agriculture entrepreneurs to network and get focused resources and specialized expertise they need to build great companies. We know that deep, resilient, local, and regional economies weave a strong fabric of social and economic systems that bind together communities, markets, and ultimately the world.
    https://www.slowlivingsummit.org/register/

    CONTACT: Jim Verzino, Director of Windham Grows, at jim@strollingoftheheifers.com<mailto:jim@strollingoftheheifers.com> or call 802-242-1249

Tue Jun 11 2019

  • Defining Your Market from Local to Regional Part 1 (NY Event)
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mulroy Hall, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215

    COST: $75

    Once your product is on the tips of tongues across your community, the next big challenge is turning that local success into regional presence. Being strategic in your approach to this growth can help you manage this step in a way that’s sustainable, creates fans and loyal customers, and sets you up for long-term success.

    Some companies will grow by working with regional and national scale retailers, and others may find that targeting independent channels or smaller agritourism communities offers bigger sales. We’ll look at a number of different approaches, and discuss how to figure out which works best for you.

    This program is for farmers and food producers who are looking to sell their products to a larger regional audience outside of Central New York.
    http://www.smallpotatoes42.com/defining-your-market-from-local-to-regional

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

Thu Jun 13 2019

  • Defining Your Market from Local to Regional Part 2 (NY Event)
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mulroy Hall, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215

    COST: $75

    Once your product is on the tips of tongues across your community, the next big challenge is turning that local success into regional presence. Being strategic in your approach to this growth can help you manage this step in a way that’s sustainable, creates fans and loyal customers, and sets you up for long-term success.

    Some companies will grow by working with regional and national scale retailers, and others may find that targeting independent channels or smaller agritourism communities offers bigger sales. We’ll look at a number of different approaches, and discuss how to figure out which works best for you.

    This program is for farmers and food producers who are looking to sell their products to a larger regional audience outside of Central New York.
    http://www.smallpotatoes42.com/defining-your-market-from-local-to-regional

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