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Wed Jan 16 2019

  • Could grazing be the answer?- 2019 Grazing Conference (NH Event)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    McLane Audubon Center, Concord, NH

    COST: $40 with advanced registration

    As New Hampshire farmers face another year of low milk prices, low beef prices, and slack demand for hay, grazing is starting to look more attractive for many operations. Learn how you grazing can improve your farm’s soil health, productivity, and overall bottom line. Join the Granite State Graziers Saturday, Feb. 16 at the McLane Audubon Center for a day focused on making the transition to managed grazing and improving management of existing grazing systems. http://grazenh.com/2019grazingconference

    CONTACT: Questions? Email info@grazenh.com

  • Vermont Master Gardener Course Registration (online)
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Online

    COST: $425 for Track 1 ($30 per module) or $475 for Track 2 ($33.00 per module). Scholarships are available.

    Learn to create a healthy, sustainable home landscape & grow your own food. Become a volunteer and teach others environmentally friendly, research-based practices. Course offered online, statewide, non-credit. This 16-week online course starts January 18 and runs through the week of May 10. Each module is taught by university faculty or industry experts, and covers a topic from a diverse range of horticultural knowledge. Students have access to course materials until July 31, 2019. Students also have the choice to become a certified Master Gardener Volunteer (Track 1) or take the course only and earn a Certificate of Home Horticulture (Track 2), or simply access the materials to learn at your own pace. Learn more and register at go.uvm.edu/emg

    CONTACT: Beret Halverson at beret.halverson@uvm.edu<mailto:beret.halverson@uvm.edu> or master.gardener@uvm.edu<mailto:master.gardener@uvm.edu>

Fri Jan 18 2019

  • The Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference (2 Day Event 1/18-1/19)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT

    COST: $40 to $75 per day. Registration discounts available for Vermont Grass Farmer Association members. Scholarships are available.

    Join more than 350 farmers and agricultural resource providers from six Northeast states at this perennial winter conference for a cross section of the region's livestock production.
    The event takes places at the family-friendly Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT just off Interstate-91. The conference rate on overnight rooms is $99/night plus tax. Friday will feature day-long sessions on direct marketing, policies, and managing farm business risk. Saturday includes 12+ workshops plus double keynote presentations, lunch discussions, tradeshow and much more, as well as a kids' conference for ages 6-12. The weekend highlights local, grass-fed and organic foods, great company from over six states, and plenty of new ideas to take home and ruminate on as you plan for 2019. The conference is hosted by the Vermont Grass Farmers Association (VGFA) and coordinated by the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture. More details about the conference as well as registration are available at www.uvm.edu/pasture<http://www.uvm.edu/pasture>.

    CONTACT: Contact conference coordinator Jenn Colby at jcolby@uvm.edu, (802) 656-5459 with any questions. Contact Cheryl Herrick at (802) 656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu to learn more about available scholarships.

  • Climate of Change NOFA NY Conference (NY Event, 3 Days 1/18-1/20)
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saratoga Hilton & City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

    COST: Full conference-Member $255.50 / Non-member $285.00 (One day options available. Costs include breakfast and lunch for any day you are registered. Dinner tickets and lodging are not included)

    NOFA-NY’s annual Winter Conference will take place January 18-20, 2019, at the Saratoga Hilton & City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. One of the largest conferences in the region, the NOFA-NY 2019 Winter Conference will feature over 100 educational workshops across 13 tracks. The theme of this year's conference is “Climate of Change.”

    The Winter Conference Keynote Speaker will be Leah Penniman, Co-Director & Program Manager of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York. Leah is the author of the forthcoming book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land .

    Concurrent with their Winter Conference, NOFA-NY is honored to host the Second Biennial Northeast Organic Seed Conference. The Seed Conference will offer an in-depth look at plant breeding and seed saving practices throughout the Northeast.

    Visit www.nofany.org/winterconference<http://www.nofany.org/winterconference> to check out the workshop schedule, entertainment, children's conference, and for registration information.

    CONTACT: Questions? Please call NOFA-NY's office at (315) 988-4000 x1.

  • Second Biennial Northeast Organic Seed Conference (NY, 3 Day Event 1/18-1/20)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Saratoga Hilton and City Center; 534 BroadwaySaratoga Springs, NY 12866

    COST: Varies according to registration choices($75 to $285)

    Hosted by NOFA-NY's Winter Conference, the Second Biennial Northeast Organic Seed Conference will feature in-depth seed saving and plant breeding workshops for beginners and experts alike. Share regional seed stories and traditions with other growers, exchange seeds at the seed swap, and build seed sovereignty and seed security for your community. https://nofany-winterconference.squarespace.com/seed-conference/

    CONTACT: Heron Breen at breen@fedcoseeds.com<mailto:breen@fedcoseeds.com>

Sat Jan 19 2019

  • Second Biennial Northeast Organic Seed Conference (NY, 3 Day Event 1/18-1/20)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Saratoga Hilton and City Center; 534 BroadwaySaratoga Springs, NY 12866

    COST: Varies according to registration choices($75 to $285)

    Hosted by NOFA-NY's Winter Conference, the Second Biennial Northeast Organic Seed Conference will feature in-depth seed saving and plant breeding workshops for beginners and experts alike. Share regional seed stories and traditions with other growers, exchange seeds at the seed swap, and build seed sovereignty and seed security for your community. https://nofany-winterconference.squarespace.com/seed-conference/

    CONTACT: Heron Breen at breen@fedcoseeds.com<mailto:breen@fedcoseeds.com>

  • The Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference (2 Day Event 1/18-1/19)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT

    COST: $40 to $75 per day. Registration discounts available for Vermont Grass Farmer Association members. Scholarships are available.

    Join more than 350 farmers and agricultural resource providers from six Northeast states at this perennial winter conference for a cross section of the region's livestock production.
    The event takes places at the family-friendly Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT just off Interstate-91. The conference rate on overnight rooms is $99/night plus tax. Friday will feature day-long sessions on direct marketing, policies, and managing farm business risk. Saturday includes 12+ workshops plus double keynote presentations, lunch discussions, tradeshow and much more, as well as a kids' conference for ages 6-12. The weekend highlights local, grass-fed and organic foods, great company from over six states, and plenty of new ideas to take home and ruminate on as you plan for 2019. The conference is hosted by the Vermont Grass Farmers Association (VGFA) and coordinated by the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture. More details about the conference as well as registration are available at www.uvm.edu/pasture<http://www.uvm.edu/pasture>.

    CONTACT: Contact conference coordinator Jenn Colby at jcolby@uvm.edu<mailto:jcolby@uvm.edu>, (802) 656-5459 with any questions. Contact Cheryl Herrick at (802) 656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu<mailto:cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu> to learn more about available scholarships.

  • Vermont Maple Conference
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    School for International Training, 1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT

    COST: $10 VMSMA Members / $40 Non-Members / $5 Students / $15 for Lunch

    The 2019 Vermont Maple Conferences are set for January 19th and 26th. Sponsored in partnership with UVM Extension and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association, each event offers an impressive array of presentations and speakers. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with coffee, refreshments and exhibitor trade show. A series of short presentations on important industry topics will be held at 8:15 a.m. and general informational sessions run 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. A full list of presentations will be available soon on the UVM Extension website and the Mainline publication. https://vermontmaple.org/maple-conferences

    CONTACT: For more information contact Mark Isselhardt at Mark.Isselhardt@uvm.edu<mailto:Mark.Isselhardt@uvm.edu>.

Sun Jan 20 2019

  • Second Biennial Northeast Organic Seed Conference (NY, 3 Day Event 1/18-1/20)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Saratoga Hilton and City Center; 534 BroadwaySaratoga Springs, NY 12866

    COST: Varies according to registration choices($75 to $285)

    Hosted by NOFA-NY's Winter Conference, the Second Biennial Northeast Organic Seed Conference will feature in-depth seed saving and plant breeding workshops for beginners and experts alike. Share regional seed stories and traditions with other growers, exchange seeds at the seed swap, and build seed sovereignty and seed security for your community. https://nofany-winterconference.squarespace.com/seed-conference/

    CONTACT: Heron Breen at breen@fedcoseeds.com<mailto:breen@fedcoseeds.com>

Mon Jan 21 2019

  • Dairy Management: Rumen development in the transition calf (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

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (5 Day Event: 1/21-1/25)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VTWaitsfield, VT, 05673

    COST: $1,000, and receive $150 worth of meat

    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
    $150 worth of meat for participants take home!
    https://www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses

    CONTACT: Molly Willard at mwillard2@vtc.edu<mailto:mwillard2@vtc.edu>

Tue Jan 22 2019

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (5 Day Event: 1/21-1/25)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VTWaitsfield, VT, 05673

    COST: $1,000, and receive $150 worth of meat

    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
    $150 worth of meat for participants take home!
    https://www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses

    CONTACT: Molly Willard at mwillard2@vtc.edu<mailto:mwillard2@vtc.edu>

Wed Jan 23 2019

  • Creative Leasing for Livestock Farmers (Webinar)
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Online

    COST: Free

    This webinar will present leasing options and resources drawn from the Farmland Legal Access Toolkit (FALT) produced by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School. It will focus on what leases are, different types of leases, and specifically, delve into creative leases and the types of creative leasing arrangements that livestock farmers can explore. It will also cover resources and tips for livestock farmers working with lawyers around leases. Our presenter, Esther Akwii, works with CAFS and has spent over seven years working with livestock farmers on issues such as land tenure, among others.
    https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED57DD87814731

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

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (5 Day Event: 1/21-1/25)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VTWaitsfield, VT, 05673

    COST: $1,000, and receive $150 worth of meat

    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
    $150 worth of meat for participants take home!
    https://www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses

    CONTACT: Molly Willard at mwillard2@vtc.edu<mailto:mwillard2@vtc.edu>

Thu Jan 24 2019

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (5 Day Event: 1/21-1/25)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VTWaitsfield, VT, 05673

    COST: $1,000, and receive $150 worth of meat

    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
    $150 worth of meat for participants take home!
    https://www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses

    CONTACT: Molly Willard at mwillard2@vtc.edu<mailto:mwillard2@vtc.edu>

Fri Jan 25 2019

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (5 Day Event: 1/21-1/25)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VTWaitsfield, VT, 05673

    COST: $1,000, and receive $150 worth of meat

    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
    $150 worth of meat for participants take home!
    https://www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses

    CONTACT: Molly Willard at mwillard2@vtc.edu<mailto:mwillard2@vtc.edu>

Sat Jan 26 2019

  • Vermont Maple Conference
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Lamoille Union Middle School (LUMS), 736 Vt. Route 15 West, Hyde Park, VT

    COST: $10 VMSMA Members / $40 Non-Members / $5 Students / $15 for Lunch

    The 2019 Vermont Maple Conferences are set for January 19th and 26th. Sponsored in partnership with UVM Extension and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association, each event offers an impressive array of presentations and speakers. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with coffee, refreshments and exhibitor trade show. A series of short presentations on important industry topics will be held at 8:15 a.m. and general informational sessions run 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. A full list of presentations will be available soon on the UVM Extension website and the Mainline publication. https://vermontmaple.org/maple-conferences

    CONTACT: For more information contact Mark Isselhardt at Mark.Isselhardt@uvm.edu<mailto:Mark.Isselhardt@uvm.edu>.

Mon Jan 28 2019

Tue Jan 29 2019

  • Flowering in the North: Flower Growers Conference (ME, 3 Day Event 1/28-1/30)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland, Maine

    COST: $150

    Share knowledge about zone 5 growing, wholesaling, retailing and designing with farm-fresh flowers. Cosponsored by MOFGA, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Snell Family Farm, Broadturn Farm and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. https://extension.umaine.edu/cumberland/flowering-in-the-north-conference/

    CONTACT: Questions? Contact Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County at Tel: 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine) or extension.cumberland@maine.edu<mailto:extension.cumberland@maine.edu>

  • 2019 Vermont Farm Show (3 Day Event: 1/29-2/1)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05452

    COST: Free

    Offers access to the most innovative companies doing business on behalf of agriculturists. All three days will be filled with exciting things to do, so please check the events listing as well as the vendor listings to plan your time.

    Please visit the contest displays, where there will be award winning examples of Vermont’s best maple syrup, Christmas trees, honey and fiber. The FFA Student Competition on Wednesday morning will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the ever-popular Consumer Night/Capital Cook Off will begin on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and close at 7 p.m.

    This year, dozens of exhibitors are expected to participate in the “Job Fair on the Floor” offering career information about their companies. A full listing of participating vendors will be available on the website. www.vtfarmshow.com<http://www.vtfarmshow.com>

    CONTACT: Questions, contact Jackie Folsom at crkdbrks@aol.com<mailto:crkdbrks@aol.com> or (802) 426-3579

  • Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches Virtual Conference (3 Day Event Online)
    12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Online

    COST: $35 for registrations received by Dec. 19, 2018, then $50 starting Dec. 20. The fee includes access to all sessions, plus downloads of supplemental resources and material.

    Agricultural educators and service providers who are interested in launching new programs, or expanding and improving existing programs for women farmers and ranchers should attend. Join from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All sessions will be recorded, so you can join live or watch the recordings as your schedule permits. A combination of presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions are scheduled. You’ll gain information, tips and tools for delivering engaging, innovative and effective programs for women farmers and ranchers.

    Special sessions will explore:

    1. How gender, ethnicity and culture can affect the ways women build agricultural businesses

    2. Ways women in ag programs are successfully integrating distance education to expand reach and impact

    3. Tips and tools to help you understand what aspects of your program is working well and how to improve the parts that aren’t as successful
    https://womeninag.extension.org/2019-virtual-conference/

    CONTACT: E-mail Beth Holtzman (beth.holtzman@uvm.edu).

  • Sheep Shearing - The New Zealand method (Webinar)
    5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Online

    COST: Free

    The New Zealand method is an efficient and low-stress way to shear sheep. It also helps maintain the best possible quality of wool to be used for production. Join us to learn an overview of the technique, the tools, and the importance of shearing in the humane treatment of fiber bearing animals. This presentation will focus primarily on sheep shearing, but will also touch on animals such as alpacas and llamas.
    https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED56DF8084463A

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

Wed Jan 30 2019

  • Flowering in the North: Flower Growers Conference (ME, 3 Day Event 1/28-1/30)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland, Maine

    COST: $150

    Share knowledge about zone 5 growing, wholesaling, retailing and designing with farm-fresh flowers. Cosponsored by MOFGA, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Snell Family Farm, Broadturn Farm and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. https://extension.umaine.edu/cumberland/flowering-in-the-north-conference/

    CONTACT: Questions? Contact Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County at Tel: 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine) or extension.cumberland@maine.edu<mailto:extension.cumberland@maine.edu>

  • Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches Virtual Conference (3 Day Event Online)
    12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Online

    COST: $35 for registrations received by Dec. 19, 2018, then $50 starting Dec. 20. The fee includes access to all sessions, plus downloads of supplemental resources and material.

    Agricultural educators and service providers who are interested in launching new programs, or expanding and improving existing programs for women farmers and ranchers should attend. Join from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All sessions will be recorded, so you can join live or watch the recordings as your schedule permits. A combination of presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions are scheduled. You’ll gain information, tips and tools for delivering engaging, innovative and effective programs for women farmers and ranchers.

    Special sessions will explore:

    1. How gender, ethnicity and culture can affect the ways women build agricultural businesses

    2. Ways women in ag programs are successfully integrating distance education to expand reach and impact

    3. Tips and tools to help you understand what aspects of your program is working well and how to improve the parts that aren’t as successful
    https://womeninag.extension.org/2019-virtual-conference/

    CONTACT: E-mail Beth Holtzman (beth.holtzman@uvm.edu<mailto:beth.holtzman@uvm.edu>).

  • 2019 Vermont Farm Show (3 Day Event: 1/29-1/31)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05452

    COST: Free

    Offers access to the most innovative companies doing business on behalf of agriculturists. All three days will be filled with exciting things to do, so please check the events listing as well as the vendor listings to plan your time.

    Please visit the contest displays, where there will be award winning examples of Vermont’s best maple syrup, Christmas trees, honey and fiber. The FFA Student Competition on Wednesday morning will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the ever-popular Consumer Night/Capital Cook Off will begin on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and close at 7 p.m.

    This year, dozens of exhibitors are expected to participate in the “Job Fair on the Floor” offering career information about their companies. A full listing of participating vendors will be available on the website. www.vtfarmshow.com<http://www.vtfarmshow.com>

    CONTACT: Questions, contact Jackie Folsom at crkdbrks@aol.com<mailto:crkdbrks@aol.com> or (802) 426-3579

Thu Jan 31 2019

  • 2019 Vermont Farm Show (3 Day Event: 1/29-2/1)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05452

    COST: Free

    Offers access to the most innovative companies doing business on behalf of agriculturists. All three days will be filled with exciting things to do, so please check the events listing as well as the vendor listings to plan your time.

    Please visit the contest displays, where there will be award winning examples of Vermont’s best maple syrup, Christmas trees, honey and fiber. The FFA Student Competition on Wednesday morning will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the ever-popular Consumer Night/Capital Cook Off will begin on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and close at 7 p.m.

    This year, dozens of exhibitors are expected to participate in the “Job Fair on the Floor” offering career information about their companies. A full listing of participating vendors will be available on the website. www.vtfarmshow.com<http://www.vtfarmshow.com>

    CONTACT: Questions, contact Jackie Folsom at crkdbrks@aol.com<mailto:crkdbrks@aol.com> or (802) 426-3579

  • Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches Virtual Conference (3 Day Event Online)
    12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Online

    COST: $35 for registrations received by Dec. 19, 2018, then $50 starting Dec. 20. The fee includes access to all sessions, plus downloads of supplemental resources and material.

    Agricultural educators and service providers who are interested in launching new programs, or expanding and improving existing programs for women farmers and ranchers should attend. Join from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All sessions will be recorded, so you can join live or watch the recordings as your schedule permits. A combination of presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions are scheduled. You’ll gain information, tips and tools for delivering engaging, innovative and effective programs for women farmers and ranchers.

    Special sessions will explore:

    1. How gender, ethnicity and culture can affect the ways women build agricultural businesses

    2. Ways women in ag programs are successfully integrating distance education to expand reach and impact

    3. Tips and tools to help you understand what aspects of your program is working well and how to improve the parts that aren’t as successful
    https://womeninag.extension.org/2019-virtual-conference/

    CONTACT: E-mail Beth Holtzman (beth.holtzman@uvm.edu<mailto:beth.holtzman@uvm.edu>).

Sat Feb 02 2019

  • New Hampshire Dairy Goat Seminar -Farm & Forest Expo (NH Event)
    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Double Tree Manchester Downtown Hotel700 Elm StreetManchester, NH 03101

    COST: Suggested donations of $5 per family

    Dairy Goat Herd Health - Maintaining herd health is a major concern of all goat herd owners. This session will cover timing of vaccinations, controlling CAE, de-worming, kid health, etc. There will be time to discuss various herd health scenarios with the veterinarian. The featured speaker is Dr. Taryn Pearson, from Acton, ME.
    This meeting is a part of the 36th Annual NH Farm and Forest Exposition and will be held in the upstairs mezzanine area at the Double Tree Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly known as the Center of New Hampshire. https://extension.unh.edu/events/new-hampshire-dairy-goat-seminar-nh-farm-forest-expo

    CONTACT: For more information contact John Porter at john.porter@unh.edu<mailto:john.porter@unh.edu> or 603-496-6430

Sun Feb 03 2019

  • Livestock Profitability School in Vermont (7 Day Event, 2/3-2/9)
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Burlington, VT

    COST: $2,750 for the first person from a farm and $2,000 for each additional person (multiples are encouraged since team members learning together are more likely to be successful).

    Are you looking to increase your farm's profitability? Are you ready to look at your business with a fresh perspective, challenge some things you currently do and have the time to explore need ideas? If so, we are bringing that opportunity to your doorstep. Dave Pratt and his Ranching for Profit School (RFP) are bringing the leading livestock profitability business school to Burlington, Vermont, February 3-9, 2019. Register now because space is limited.

    This one-week course aims to help you find the breakthroughs that will increase your profitability, improve the health and productivity of your farming operation, and improve your quality of life. The school is designed for all types of pasture-based livestock farming (beef, sheep, dairy, etc.), and is appropriate for all regions and farm sizes. This is not a school focused on production practices, but rather an intense business school focused on looking at your farm business and what could make it more profitable. This opportunity is meant for farmers serious about investing in their businesses.

    This intensive course runs from Sunday night to Saturday afternoon. Participants must stay on-site to avoid home distractions and to take advantage of individual consultations that happen outside of class hours. http://www.vtfarmtoplate.com/events/1629#.XBlGbIWcHcs

    CONTACT: Jenn Colby at 802-535-7606 or jennifer.colby@uvm.edu<mailto:jennifer.colby@uvm.edu>. Or contact jake@vsjf.org<mailto:jake@vsjf.org> for available beef producer scholarships and VSJF beef producer grants associated with this event.

Mon Feb 04 2019

  • No-Till Intensive: - Economics of No-Til and Record Keeping (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

  • Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety Conference (NY Event)
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    Hilton Albany Hotel, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207

    COST: $0-$200 (potential funding available to help pay for conference attendance)

    Held annually, the NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting provides an opportunity for regional partners to connect in person to discuss current training, education and outreach trends and activities related to the FSMA associated Produce Safety Rule and the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule. https://www.uvm.edu/extension/necafs/2017_necafs_annual_meeting

    CONTACT: ​Elizabeth ​Newbold ​at ​802-447-7582 ​x254

  • Livestock Profitability School in Vermont (7 Day Event)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Burlington, VT

    COST: $2,750 for the first person from a farm and $2,000 for each additional person (multiples are encouraged since team members learning together are more likely to be successful).

    Are you looking to increase your farm's profitability? Are you ready to look at your business with a fresh perspective, challenge some things you currently do and have the time to explore need ideas? If so, we are bringing that opportunity to your doorstep. Dave Pratt and his Ranching for Profit School (RFP) are bringing the leading livestock profitability business school to Burlington, Vermont, February 3-9, 2019. Register now because space is limited.

    This one-week course aims to help you find the breakthroughs that will increase your profitability, improve the health and productivity of your farming operation, and improve your quality of life. The school is designed for all types of pasture-based livestock farming (beef, sheep, dairy, etc.), and is appropriate for all regions and farm sizes. This is not a school focused on production practices, but rather an intense business school focused on looking at your farm business and what could make it more profitable. This opportunity is meant for farmers serious about investing in their businesses.

    This intensive course runs from Sunday night to Saturday afternoon. Participants must stay on-site to avoid home distractions and to take advantage of individual consultations that happen outside of class hours. http://www.vtfarmtoplate.com/events/1629#.XBlGbIWcHcs

    CONTACT: Jenn Colby at 802-535-7606 or jennifer.colby@uvm.edu<mailto:jennifer.colby@uvm.edu>. Or contact jake@vsjf.org<mailto:jake@vsjf.org> for available beef producer scholarships and VSJF beef producer grants associated with this event.

Tue Feb 05 2019

  • Livestock Profitability School in Vermont (7 Day Event)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Burlington, VT

    COST: $2,750 for the first person from a farm and $2,000 for each additional person (multiples are encouraged since team members learning together are more likely to be successful).

    Are you looking to increase your farm's profitability? Are you ready to look at your business with a fresh perspective, challenge some things you currently do and have the time to explore need ideas? If so, we are bringing that opportunity to your doorstep. Dave Pratt and his Ranching for Profit School (RFP) are bringing the leading livestock profitability business school to Burlington, Vermont, February 3-9, 2019. Register now because space is limited.

    This one-week course aims to help you find the breakthroughs that will increase your profitability, improve the health and productivity of your farming operation, and improve your quality of life. The school is designed for all types of pasture-based livestock farming (beef, sheep, dairy, etc.), and is appropriate for all regions and farm sizes. This is not a school focused on production practices, but rather an intense business school focused on looking at your farm business and what could make it more profitable. This opportunity is meant for farmers serious about investing in their businesses.

    This intensive course runs from Sunday night to Saturday afternoon. Participants must stay on-site to avoid home distractions and to take advantage of individual consultations that happen outside of class hours. http://www.vtfarmtoplate.com/events/1629#.XBlGbIWcHcs

    CONTACT: Jenn Colby at 802-535-7606 or jennifer.colby@uvm.edu<mailto:jennifer.colby@uvm.edu>. Or contact jake@vsjf.org<mailto:jake@vsjf.org> for available beef producer scholarships and VSJF beef producer grants associated with this event.

Wed Feb 06 2019

  • Sustainable Agriculture Conference (PA Event, 2/6-2/9)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Lancaster, PA

    COST: $125 full day or $85 for half day. *Special rates available for seniors, students and PASA members

    Each February farmers, homesteaders, educators, and other food system professionals gather at our annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference for four days of intensive learning on more than 160 food and farming topics. No matter your experience level or agricultural interests, you’ll be able to pack your schedule with valuable sessions that help hone your craft and advance your cause. https://pasafarming.org/conference/

    CONTACT: For more information contact PA Sustainable Agriculture at 814 349-9856

  • Livestock Profitability School in Vermont (7 Day Event, 2/3-2/9)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Burlington, VT

    COST: $2,750 for the first person from a farm and $2,000 for each additional person (multiples are encouraged since team members learning together are more likely to be successful).

    Are you looking to increase your farm's profitability? Are you ready to look at your business with a fresh perspective, challenge some things you currently do and have the time to explore need ideas? If so, we are bringing that opportunity to your doorstep. Dave Pratt and his Ranching for Profit School (RFP) are bringing the leading livestock profitability business school to Burlington, Vermont, February 3-9, 2019. Register now because space is limited.

    This one-week course aims to help you find the breakthroughs that will increase your profitability, improve the health and productivity of your farming operation, and improve your quality of life. The school is designed for all types of pasture-based livestock farming (beef, sheep, dairy, etc.), and is appropriate for all regions and farm sizes. This is not a school focused on production practices, but rather an intense business school focused on looking at your farm business and what could make it more profitable. This opportunity is meant for farmers serious about investing in their businesses.

    This intensive course runs from Sunday night to Saturday afternoon. Participants must stay on-site to avoid home distractions and to take advantage of individual consultations that happen outside of class hours. http://www.vtfarmtoplate.com/events/1629#.XBlGbIWcHcs

    CONTACT: Jenn Colby at 802-535-7606 or jennifer.colby@uvm.edu<mailto:jennifer.colby@uvm.edu>. Or contact jake@vsjf.org<mailto:jake@vsjf.org> for available beef producer scholarships and VSJF beef producer grants associated with this event.

Thu Feb 07 2019

  • Livestock Profitability School in Vermont (7 Day Event, 2/3-2/9)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Burlington, VT

    COST: $2,750 for the first person from a farm and $2,000 for each additional person (multiples are encouraged since team members learning together are more likely to be successful).

    Are you looking to increase your farm's profitability? Are you ready to look at your business with a fresh perspective, challenge some things you currently do and have the time to explore need ideas? If so, we are bringing that opportunity to your doorstep. Dave Pratt and his Ranching for Profit School (RFP) are bringing the leading livestock profitability business school to Burlington, Vermont, February 3-9, 2019. Register now because space is limited.

    This one-week course aims to help you find the breakthroughs that will increase your profitability, improve the health and productivity of your farming operation, and improve your quality of life. The school is designed for all types of pasture-based livestock farming (beef, sheep, dairy, etc.), and is appropriate for all regions and farm sizes. This is not a school focused on production practices, but rather an intense business school focused on looking at your farm business and what could make it more profitable. This opportunity is meant for farmers serious about investing in their businesses.

    This intensive course runs from Sunday night to Saturday afternoon. Participants must stay on-site to avoid home distractions and to take advantage of individual consultations that happen outside of class hours. http://www.vtfarmtoplate.com/events/1629#.XBlGbIWcHcs

    CONTACT: Jenn Colby at 802-535-7606 or jennifer.colby@uvm.edu<mailto:jennifer.colby@uvm.edu>. Or contact jake@vsjf.org<mailto:jake@vsjf.org> for available beef producer scholarships and VSJF beef producer grants associated with this event.

  • Sustainable Agriculture Conference (PA Event, 2/6-2/9)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Lancaster, PA

    COST: $125 full day or $85 for half day. *Special rates available for seniors, students and PASA members

    Each February farmers, homesteaders, educators, and other food system professionals gather at our annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference for four days of intensive learning on more than 160 food and farming topics. No matter your experience level or agricultural interests, you’ll be able to pack your schedule with valuable sessions that help hone your craft and advance your cause. https://pasafarming.org/conference/

    CONTACT: For more information contact PA Sustainable Agriculture at 814 349-9856

Fri Feb 08 2019

  • Sustainable Agriculture Conference (PA Event, 2/6-2/9)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Lancaster, PA

    COST: $125 full day or $85 for half day. *Special rates available for seniors, students and PASA members

    Each February farmers, homesteaders, educators, and other food system professionals gather at our annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference for four days of intensive learning on more than 160 food and farming topics. No matter your experience level or agricultural interests, you’ll be able to pack your schedule with valuable sessions that help hone your craft and advance your cause. https://pasafarming.org/conference/

    CONTACT: For more information contact PA Sustainable Agriculture at 814 349-9856

  • Livestock Profitability School in Vermont (7 Day Event, 2/3-2/9)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Burlington, VT

    COST: $2,750 for the first person from a farm and $2,000 for each additional person (multiples are encouraged since team members learning together are more likely to be successful).

    Are you looking to increase your farm's profitability? Are you ready to look at your business with a fresh perspective, challenge some things you currently do and have the time to explore need ideas? If so, we are bringing that opportunity to your doorstep. Dave Pratt and his Ranching for Profit School (RFP) are bringing the leading livestock profitability business school to Burlington, Vermont, February 3-9, 2019. Register now because space is limited.

    This one-week course aims to help you find the breakthroughs that will increase your profitability, improve the health and productivity of your farming operation, and improve your quality of life. The school is designed for all types of pasture-based livestock farming (beef, sheep, dairy, etc.), and is appropriate for all regions and farm sizes. This is not a school focused on production practices, but rather an intense business school focused on looking at your farm business and what could make it more profitable. This opportunity is meant for farmers serious about investing in their businesses.

    This intensive course runs from Sunday night to Saturday afternoon. Participants must stay on-site to avoid home distractions and to take advantage of individual consultations that happen outside of class hours. http://www.vtfarmtoplate.com/events/1629#.XBlGbIWcHcs

    CONTACT: Jenn Colby at 802-535-7606 or jennifer.colby@uvm.edu<mailto:jennifer.colby@uvm.edu>. Or contact jake@vsjf.org<mailto:jake@vsjf.org> for available beef producer scholarships and VSJF beef producer grants associated with this event.

Sat Feb 09 2019

  • Livestock Profitability School in Vermont (7 Day Event, 2/3-2/9)
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Burlington, VT

    COST: $2,750 for the first person from a farm and $2,000 for each additional person (multiples are encouraged since team members learning together are more likely to be successful).

    Are you looking to increase your farm's profitability? Are you ready to look at your business with a fresh perspective, challenge some things you currently do and have the time to explore need ideas? If so, we are bringing that opportunity to your doorstep. Dave Pratt and his Ranching for Profit School (RFP) are bringing the leading livestock profitability business school to Burlington, Vermont, February 3-9, 2019. Register now because space is limited.

    This one-week course aims to help you find the breakthroughs that will increase your profitability, improve the health and productivity of your farming operation, and improve your quality of life. The school is designed for all types of pasture-based livestock farming (beef, sheep, dairy, etc.), and is appropriate for all regions and farm sizes. This is not a school focused on production practices, but rather an intense business school focused on looking at your farm business and what could make it more profitable. This opportunity is meant for farmers serious about investing in their businesses.

    This intensive course runs from Sunday night to Saturday afternoon. Participants must stay on-site to avoid home distractions and to take advantage of individual consultations that happen outside of class hours. http://www.vtfarmtoplate.com/events/1629#.XBlGbIWcHcs

    CONTACT: Jenn Colby at 802-535-7606 or jennifer.colby@uvm.edu<mailto:jennifer.colby@uvm.edu>. Or contact jake@vsjf.org<mailto:jake@vsjf.org> for available beef producer scholarships and VSJF beef producer grants associated with this event.

  • Sustainable Agriculture Conference (PA Event, 2/6-2/9)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Lancaster, PA

    COST: $125 full day or $85 for half day. *Special rates available for seniors, students and PASA members

    Each February farmers, homesteaders, educators, and other food system professionals gather at our annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference for four days of intensive learning on more than 160 food and farming topics. No matter your experience level or agricultural interests, you’ll be able to pack your schedule with valuable sessions that help hone your craft and advance your cause. https://pasafarming.org/conference/

    CONTACT: For more information contact PA Sustainable Agriculture at 814 349-9856

Mon Feb 11 2019

  • Vegetable Nutrient Management Workshop (multiple dates)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Intervale Center Community Barn, 180 Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT 05401

    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 Feb 12 2019

  • Part 1 of Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats - Know the Enemy (Webinar)
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Online

    COST: Free

    This is part one of a three part series exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will discuss the seriousness of parasites, the parasite life cycle, parasite effects and symptoms, the problem of parasites becoming resistant to anthelmintics, and general vocabulary for the discussion. Registrants will receive online ATTRA publications to deepen their learning.
    https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED57DB8383483D

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

  • Transferring The Farm
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    UVM Extension Berlin Office, 327 US Route 302 Suite 1Barre, VT 05641

    COST: $10. Includes lunch.

    Workshop for farmers to learn key aspects and make informed decisions for transferring their farm to the next generation or a non-family successor. Farmers will learn from professionals who can help in the process and other farmers who have been through a transfer. Topics include:
    • Why succession planning is important
    • Retirement and estate planning
    • Addressing tax issues in a transfer
    • Legal entities and tools you can use to transfer farm assets
    • Determining your goals to address transfer planning
    and business transition
    • Farmer panel will share their succession experience!

    CONTACT: To register, call (603) 357-1600 or go online to landforgood.org/rsvp

Wed Feb 13 2019

  • Vegetable Nutrient Management Workshop (multiple dates)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Hartness House, 30 Orchard StreetSpringfield, VT 05156

    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>

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

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>

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>