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Mon Jul 01 2019

  • Mid-Season Corn Check-up and Pest Scouting (NH Event)
    11:00am - 1:00pm
    Home Acres Farm, So. Court Street, Woodsville, NH

    COST: FREE

    Join Laura Johnson, UVM Agronomy Outreach Specialist, for a hands-on session in the field and learn about the importance of scouting corn fields for pests mid-season. Common weed and insect pests, proper scouting techniques and timing, assessing crop injury, post emergence herbicide programs for mid-season weed management, and options for managing insect pests will be covered. We will also discuss mid-season nitrogen checks for corn.

    CONTACT: RSVP is appreciated. Event will be held rain or shine. To RSVP, ask any questions, or if you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, contact Carl Majewski at (603)352-4550 or carl.majewski@unh.edu<mailto:carl.majewski@unh.edu>.

Tue Jul 02 2019

  • Mid-season Corn Check-up and Pest Scouting (NH Event)
    11:00am - 1:00pm
    Morrill Farm, 43 Rolfe Street, Penacook, NH

    COST: FREE

    Join Laura Johnson, UVM Agronomy Outreach Specialist, for a hands-on session in the field and learn about the importance of scouting corn fields for pests mid-season. Common weed and insect pests, proper scouting techniques and timing, assessing crop injury, post emergence herbicide programs for mid-season weed management, and options for managing insect pests will be covered. We will also discuss mid-season nitrogen checks for corn.

    CONTACT: RSVP is appreciated. Event will be held rain or shine. To RSVP, ask any questions, or if you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, contact Carl Majewski at (603) 352-4550 or carl.majewski@unh.edu<mailto:carl.majewski@unh.edu>.

Tue Jul 09 2019

  • 2019 Youth Farm Safety Day: Open to all youth ages 10-16, free with lunch provided. Located at the Ballard Farm, 1900 Ballard Road, Georgia, VT., July 9th from 9:30 to 3:00pm\n\nHands on workshops include:\n•Fire extinguisher operatip
    9:00am - 3:00pm

    2019 Youth Farm Safety Day: Open to all youth ages 10-16, free with lunch provided. Located at the Ballard Farm, 1900 Ballard Road, Georgia, VT., July 9th from 9:30 to 3:00pm
    Hands on workshops include:
    · Fire extinguisher operation
    · ATV/UTV equipment safety
    · First Aid and Stop the Bleed
    · Livestock IV, IM, Sub-Q - do you know how
    · Personal Safety safe- Hearing & Eye Protection
    Pre-registration required by June 30, 2019.
    Pre-register at http://go.uvm.edu/farmsafetyday2019 to receive a FREE t-shirt

    For more information or to register by phone: call Martha Manning at 802-524-6501 at ext 449 or send an e-mail to Martha.manning@uvm.edu<mailto:Martha.manning@uvm.edu> or 1-800-639-2130

    To request a disability- related accommodation to participate in the program please contact Martha Manning at 802-524-6501 or martha.manning@uvm.edu<mailto:martha.manning@uvm.edu> by June 25, 2019 so we may assist you.

Thu Jul 11 2019

  • Production and Land Reclamation (NY Event)
    12:30pm - 3:00pm
    Evermint Dairy, 372 County Route 20, Constable, NY

    COST: Free event

    Join UVM Extension Agronomist Heather Darby, Sarah Flack, Livestock Production Consultant, and host Lawrence Horst for a pasture walk and talk about grass-fed dairy production and strategies for land reclamation and improvement. The Horsts manage a grass-fed Holstein herd and focus on maximizing forage production and quality through both annual and perennial forages as well as reclaiming and improving pastures and hay meadows on their farm.

    CONTACT: Please register by emailing or calling Susan Brouilette, susan.brouilette@uvm.edu<mailto:susan.brouilette@uvm.edu> or 802-524-6501.
    Online registration is available at https://www.uvm.edu/extension/nwcrops/conferences-events-current-and-past

Sat Jul 13 2019

  • VSGA Sheep and Goat Health Presentation
    10:00am - 12:00pm
    Red School House, Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT

    COST: The cost for VSGA members is $10 and the cost for non-members is $20

    Vermont Sheep and Goat Association will host Dr. Alison Cornwall, Healthy Farms Vet, for a two hour talk on general health issues for sheep and goats.

    CONTACT: Please contact Dave Martin directly at settlementfarm@comcast.net if there are specific health issues you would like to learn about. To register please visit https://vtsheepandgoat.org/sheep-and-goat-health-workshop/

Mon Jul 15 2019

  • Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics (Multi-Day Event 7/15-7/19)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Mad River Food Hub, Waitsfield, VT

    COST: $1000 for all five days


    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. You may sign up for the entire week and receive the meat cutting certificate or you may sign up for selected days.
    CONTACT: Contact aginstitute@vtc.edu<mailto:aginstitute@vtc.edu> or visit https://www.vtc.edu/ag-course/meat-cutting-butchering-basics-july-2019 for more information.