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Tue Nov 19 2019

  • Ergonomic Safety for Farm Women (webinar)
    11:00am - 12:00pm
    https://learning.agrisafe.org/products/ergonomic-safety-for-farm-women-live-november-19

    Cost: Free, but registration required
    It is no secret - women are playing an increased role in production agriculture. They account for about one-third of the management, ownership and work on farms, ranches and in crop production. A major challenge continues to be access to protective equipment that meets the ergonomic needs of women. This program is intended to help women in rural/agricultural communities identify ergonomic issues leading to musculoskeletal injuries in farm and ranch work and discover resources to aid in injury prevention.
    At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify work site hazards and potential musculoskeletal injuries.
    2. Identify wellness initiatives aimed at reducing risks related to musculoskeletal injuries.
    3. Locate three current evidenced based resources in the field of agricultural health and safety that address ergonomic safety.
    4. Utilize the individual AgHRA to look at current exposures and preventive methods for daily farm tasks.
    Contact: Register and see more information at https://learning.agrisafe.org/products/ergonomic-safety-for-farm-women-live-november-19

Mon Nov 25 2019

  • Reducing the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Perinatal Illness for Female Agricultural Producers
    11:00am - 12:00pm
    Online at https://learning.agrisafe.org/products/reducing-the-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-perinatal-illness-for-female-ag-producers-live-november-25

    COST: Free but registration with AgriSafe is required
    Pregnancy and fertility are often not considered when women assume farm tasks. Pesticide and other chemical exposures, zoonotic diseases and heavy lifting particularly during childbearing years, present challenges.
    At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify unique exposures/risks associated with farm tasks.
    2. Identify at least four reproductive health and safety issues for women.
    3. Locate three current evidenced based resources in the field of agricultural health
    4. Develop Hazard Map of work exposures.
    5. Select appropriate PPE for farm tasks to reduce or eliminate exposures and or risks.
    CONTACT: See more information and register at https://learning.agrisafe.org/products/reducing-the-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-perinatal-illness-for-female-ag-producers-live-november-25

Tue Dec 03 2019

  • So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? (seminar)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT

    COST: Free to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. $25 per seminar or $175 for the whole series, with lunch and refreshments provided.

    Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series in December 2019 and January 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using
    financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

    Topics for the 12/3 seminar include:

    · Work/life integration and balance
    • Self-employment
    • Personal and professional goals
    • Retirement and personal savings plans

    CONTACT: For more information contact: kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com<mailto:kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com> or call 800-639-3053, or visit yankeefarmcredit.com/seminar-registration<https://www.yankeefarmcredit.com/landing-pages/seminar-registration-page> to register.

Wed Dec 04 2019

Fri Dec 06 2019

Tue Dec 10 2019

  • Management Skills (seminar)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT

    COST: Free to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. $25 per seminar or $175 for the whole series, with lunch and refreshments provided.

    Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series in December 2019 and January 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using
    financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

    Topics for 12/10 include:
    • Internal and external teams
    • Secondary management
    • Training, feedback, and delegation
    • VITAMIN concept

    CONTACT: For more information contact: kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com<mailto:kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com> or call 800-639-3053, or visit yankeefarmcredit.com/seminar-registration<https://www.yankeefarmcredit.com/landing-pages/seminar-registration-page> to register.

Tue Dec 17 2019

  • Financial Management (seminar)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT

    COST: Free to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. $25 per seminar or $175 for the whole series, with lunch and refreshments provided.

    Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series in December 2019 and January 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using
    financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

    Topics for 12/17 include:
    • Financial statements
    • Financial records and budgeting
    • Benchmarking
    • Financial indicators
    • Economic factors
    • Payroll, payables, and receivables

    CONTACT: For more information contact: kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com<mailto:kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com> or call 800-639-3053, or visit yankeefarmcredit.com/seminar-registration<https://www.yankeefarmcredit.com/landing-pages/seminar-registration-page> to register.

Wed Dec 18 2019

  • Northeast Specialty Crop Water Symposium (2-Day Event 12/18 & 12/19)
    8:00am - 6:00pm
    Dudley Davis Center, UVM, Burlington, VT

    COST: $50

    Researchers, agricultural advisors, and industry representatives who work in northeastern specialty crops are invited to a symposium to:

    · Increase our shared understanding and knowledge about how climate change will affect irrigated/rain-fed specialty crops in the Northeast, and how water use efficiency practices can be improved

    · Create opportunities for researchers, Extension, and technical service providers working in different specialty crop sectors to learn from one another

    · Create opportunities for participants in the Northeast to learn from practitioners from other parts of the U.S.

    This symposium is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture NIFA, Award #2019-67019-29465

    CONTACT: Contact Rachel Schattman with any questions at rachel.e.schattman@usda.gov<mailto:rachel.e.schattman@usda.gov> or 802-656-1710, or learn more and register at http://go.uvm.edu/nescws. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact University Event Services at eventregistration@uvm.edu or 802-656-5665 ext. 3 by November 27 so we may assist you.

Thu Dec 19 2019

  • Northeast Specialty Crop Water Symposium (2-Day Event 12/18 & 12/19)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Dudley Davis Center, UVM, Burlington, VT

    COST: $50

    Researchers, agricultural advisors, and industry representatives who work in northeastern specialty crops are invited to a symposium to:

    · Increase our shared understanding and knowledge about how climate change will affect irrigated/rain-fed specialty crops in the Northeast, and how water use efficiency practices can be improved

    · Create opportunities for researchers, Extension, and technical service providers working in different specialty crop sectors to learn from one another

    · Create opportunities for participants in the Northeast to learn from practitioners from other parts of the U.S.

    This symposium is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture NIFA, Award #2019-67019-29465

    CONTACT: Contact Rachel Schattman with any questions at rachel.e.schattman@usda.gov<mailto:rachel.e.schattman@usda.gov> or 802-656-1710, or learn more and register at http://go.uvm.edu/nescws. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact University Event Services at eventregistration@uvm.edu<mailto:eventregistration@uvm.edu> or 802-656-5665 ext. 3 by November 27 so we may assist you.

Tue Jan 07 2020

  • Marketing, Public Relations & Human Resources (seminar)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT

    COST: Free to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. $25 per seminar or $175 for the whole series, with lunch and refreshments provided.

    Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series in December 2019 and January 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using
    financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

    Topics for 1/7 include:

    · Marketing plans

    · Public relations

    · Human resources

    · Hiring practices

    CONTACT: For more information contact: kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com<mailto:kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com> or call 800-639-3053, or visit yankeefarmcredit.com/seminar-registration<https://www.yankeefarmcredit.com/landing-pages/seminar-registration-page> to register.

Thu Jan 09 2020

Fri Jan 10 2020

Tue Jan 14 2020

  • Business Planning (seminar)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT

    COST: Free to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. $25 per seminar or $175 for the whole series, with lunch and refreshments provided.

    Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series in December 2019 and January 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using
    financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

    1/14 topics include:
    • Writing a business plan
    • Developing a backup plan
    • SWOT analysis
    • SMART goals
    • Commitment to succeed

    CONTACT: For more information contact: kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com<mailto:kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com> or call 800-639-3053, or visit yankeefarmcredit.com/seminar-registration<https://www.yankeefarmcredit.com/landing-pages/seminar-registration-page> to register.

Wed Jan 22 2020

  • Preparing for Your Lender (seminar)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT

    COST: Free to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. $25 per seminar or $175 for the whole series, with lunch and refreshments provided.

    Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series in December 2019 and January 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using
    financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

    1/22 topics include:
    • The 5 C’s of credit
    • Preparation
    • Common sources of lending
    • The credit continuum
    • Finding the right match

    CONTACT: For more information contact: kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com<mailto:kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com> or call 800-639-3053, or visit yankeefarmcredit.com/seminar-registration<https://www.yankeefarmcredit.com/landing-pages/seminar-registration-page> to register.

Tue Jan 28 2020

  • Taxes & Risk Management (seminar)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT

    COST: Free to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. $25 per seminar or $175 for the whole series, with lunch and refreshments provided.

    Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series in December 2019 and January 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using
    financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

    1/28 topics include:
    • Tax planning
    • Tax preparation
    • Crop insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Property insurance
    • Risk mitigation

    CONTACT: For more information contact: kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com<mailto:kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com> or call 800-639-3053, or visit yankeefarmcredit.com/seminar-registration<https://www.yankeefarmcredit.com/landing-pages/seminar-registration-page> to register.

Tue Feb 04 2020

  • Succession Planning (seminar)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT

    COST: Free to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. $25 per seminar or $175 for the whole series, with lunch and refreshments provided.

    Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series in December 2019 and January 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using
    financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

    2/4 topics include:
    • Succession planning/preparation
    • Transfer
    • Transition
    • Appropriate questions to ask
    • Common goals

    CONTACT: For more information contact: kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com<mailto:kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com> or call 800-639-3053, or visit yankeefarmcredit.com/seminar-registration<https://www.yankeefarmcredit.com/landing-pages/seminar-registration-page> to register.

Thu Feb 06 2020

Fri Feb 07 2020

Tue Feb 11 2020

  • Driving Profitability (seminar)
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT

    COST: Free to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. $25 per seminar or $175 for the whole series, with lunch and refreshments provided.

    Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series in December 2019 and January 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using
    financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

    2/11 topics:
    • The 5 key factors to profitability
    • Gross margin analysis
    • Diversification

    CONTACT: For more information contact: kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com<mailto:kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com> or call 800-639-3053, or visit yankeefarmcredit.com/seminar-registration<https://www.yankeefarmcredit.com/landing-pages/seminar-registration-page> to register.

Tue Feb 18 2020

  • Farming as a Business Panel Discussion
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT

    COST: Free to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. $25 per seminar or $175 for the whole series, with lunch and refreshments provided.

    Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series December 2019 - February 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using
    financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

    To conclude this 10-part seminar series, a farmer panel will review all past topics, and discuss the business of farming.

    CONTACT: For more information contact: kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com<mailto:kcoombs@yankeefarmcredit.com> or call 800-639-3053, or visit yankeefarmcredit.com/seminar-registration<https://www.yankeefarmcredit.com/landing-pages/seminar-registration-page> to register.

Wed Mar 04 2020

Wed Mar 18 2020

Wed Apr 01 2020

Wed May 06 2020