Sat Sep 14 2019

  • Fall Fence Building Clinic (NH Event)
    8:30am - 3:00pm
    Wellscroft Fence Systems, 167 Sunset Hill Road Harrisville, NH

    COST: Free
    Join Wellscroft Fence Systems for working examples of all styles of electric and woven wire fence to assist in finding the fencing system perfect for your needs and see firsthand how it withstands the test of weather and time. Come for the morning, afternoon, or both sessions on Saturday. Bring your own lunch and remember to dress warmly, the clinic is conducted under open buildings and outdoors, rain or shine.

    Contact: A detailed agenda for Wellscroft’s Fall Fence Building Clinic, registration, and directions are available online at www.wellscroft.com<http://www.wellscroft.com/> or by calling Wellscroft toll-free at 1-855-FARMFENCE.

Tue Sep 17 2019

  • Power Forward! Strategic Business Growth Planning Course-Center for Women & Enterprise
    4:30pm - 8:30pm
    431 Pine Street, Burlington, VT

    COST: No-cost to accepted participants through CWE VT and a generous grant from the Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the City of Burlington and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

    Join Center for Women & Enterprise VT for the 4th cohort of women-owned businesses preparing for the next stage of development. In this intensive 13-week strategic growth planning course, participants gain knowledge, skills, resources, and networks to explore new markets and overcome barriers to growth, followed by ongoing support. Women-owned food and product businesses with revenue of at least $50,000 and are in pursuit of expanding in and around the Burlington area, such as creating jobs, generating increased revenue, or taking on more contracts, are invited to apply for Power Forward!

    CONTACT: For more information visit https://www.vtfarmtoplate.com/events/1690#.XWKv13spCM8

  • Exploring Practices & Policies for Improving Soil Health Series: Diversified Livestock Focus
    3:00pm - 6:30pm
    Rebop Farm, 1320 Sunset Lake Rd, Brattleboro, VT

    COST: Farmers: free; Non-farmers: $15 to cover cost of dinner

    Join Ashlyn & Abraham McClurg of Rebop Farm, a highly diversified, grass-based livestock farm in Brattleboro, as they share techniques they have used to improve the health of their soils and the productivity of their pastures. Some of the strategies discussed will include frost seeded perennials, interseeded annual cover crops, poultry tractors, and intensive rotational grazing. Stick around after the technical portion of the workshop for pizza from NOFA-VT’s mobile pizza oven and a discussion of how changes in policy and other tools can help to expand the use of good soil health practices on Vermont’s farms.

    CONTACT: Please visit https://nofavt.org/events/exploring-practices-policies-improving-soil-health-series-diversified-livestock-focus to RSVP or contact Livy Bulger, livy@nofavt.org<mailto:livy@nofavt.org>, with questions.

Thu Sep 19 2019

  • UVM Extension Partnership Tax Planning Seminar
    8:00am - 4:30pm
    South Burlington, VT

    UVM Extension Partnership Tax Planning Seminar
    Delta Hotel (formerly Double Tree and Trader Dukes).
    Early registration $300.00 by August 15, 2019. Late registration $330.00 after August 15, 2019

    Course Description

    Greg has been to Vermont to speak several times and he has received exceptional reviews. He is a speaker that you do not want to miss.

    This seminar is an advanced course designed to focus on partner sales and other transitions in ownership. It will discuss the strategies when planning for ownership changes as well as the accounting and tax treatment when they have occurred.. Greg will explain how to take advantage of the partnership structure to both build the net worth of the younger generation while providing for the comfortable exit of the older generation. Along the way, the Internal Revenue Tax Code (IRC) has placed a few land mines but also some nuggets of gold. His goal is to provide an effective road-map to increase the after-tax wealth of your clients.

    • Overview of Partnership and Taxes
    • Gifting and Sale of Partnership Interests
    • Guaranteed Payment Strategies
    • Capital Account and Basis Tracking
    • Transfer of Ownership Planning
    • Case Study with Forms Review
    • Qualified Business Income Deduction (QBI)

Fri Sep 20 2019

  • Common Ground Country Fair (ME Event, Multi-day Event)
    12:00am - 12:00am
    MOFGA Common Ground Educational Center, Unity, ME

    COST: Varies

    “If you’ve ever been to the Common Ground Country Fair, you know – and if you haven’t been, anyone who has will tell you – it's an event like no other, that brings together so many people from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine.”

    CONTACT: For more information please visit http://www.mofga.org/The-Fair

Sat Sep 21 2019

  • Common Ground Country Fair (ME Event, Multi-day Event)
    12:00am - 12:00am
    MOFGA Common Ground Educational Center, Unity, ME

    COST: Varies

    “If you’ve ever been to the Common Ground Country Fair, you know – and if you haven’t been, anyone who has will tell you – it's an event like no other, that brings together so many people from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine.”

    CONTACT: For more information please visit http://www.mofga.org/The-Fair

Sun Sep 22 2019

  • Common Ground Country Fair (ME Event, Multi-day Event)
    12:00am - 12:00am
    MOFGA Common Ground Educational Center, Unity, ME

    COST: Varies

    “If you’ve ever been to the Common Ground Country Fair, you know – and if you haven’t been, anyone who has will tell you – it's an event like no other, that brings together so many people from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine.”

    CONTACT: For more information please visit http://www.mofga.org/The-Fair

Wed Sep 25 2019

  • Brainstorming and Farm Planning at Scuttleship Farm
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    81 Basin Harbor Rd, Panton, VT

    COST: $10 for non-members and free for Vermont Grass Farmers Association members and sponsors
    Are you looking to build a new farm? Are you an experienced farmer looking for new ideas (and tools to evaluate them)? Join the Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Vermont Grass Farmers Association for a pasture walk and visioning/brainstorming exercise with Annie Hopper and Sean Willerford of Scuttleship Farm. Hopper and Willerford just acquired a brand new location in Panton, Vermont and are working on developing a complete farm plan. We’ll check out some pros and cons of a new farm situation for them, and use lively and facilitated group discussion to help them think through fresh ideas. Whether you attend to participate, or just to watch the process, the more brains the better! Scuttleship Farm is a diversified livestock farm specializing in 100% grassfed lamb, as well as pasture-raised chicken, eggs, and value-added products.
    CONTACT: Visit https://farmplanningscuttleship.eventbrite.com to register. To request a disability- related accommodation to participate in the program please contact Jenn Colby, Jennifer.Colby@uvm.edu<mailto:Jennifer.Colby@uvm.edu> or 802-535-7606, so we may assist you.

  • Multi-Species Grazing School with Greg Judy (NY Event, Multi-Day Event)
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Albany, NY

    COST: Tuition is $800. This does not include lodging or meals.

    Author of No Risk Ranching and Comeback Farms, Greg Judy, grazes 1620 acres on his own and leased land. Beginning with custom grazing cattle, he has added sheep and pigs. He is convinced that the best way to get into the grazing business is to lease fallow land and employ high density grazing to jump start the soil life into a productive pasture. In 2009, he quit his part-time job to become a full-time farmer. Greg Judy will show you how you can succeed as he did!

    CONTACT: Call The Stockman Grass Farmer today at 1-800-748-9808 for more information or to sign up. You can also sign up online at https://www.stockmangrassfarmer.com/Store/shop/index.php?productID=931

Thu Sep 26 2019

  • NODPA Field Days (NY Event, Multi-Day Event)
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Theodore's Restaurant, 3231 Senaca Turnpike, Canastota, NY

    COST: Free admission to organic or transitioning dairy producers, Cost varies for meals and all other admission.

    The 19th Annual National Organic Dairy Producers Association Field Days program will be filled with information sessions, discussions, farm tours and educational workshops that focus on the important and timely issues facing all organic dairy farm families. In addition, a full trade show, an annual social hour and banquet, featuring delicious local and organic food and NODPA’s Annual Meeting on Thursday evening.

    CONTACT: For more information or to register please visit https://nodpa.com/p/19/2019-Field-Days-Register--Payment.

  • Multi-Species Grazing School with Greg Judy (NY Event, Multi-Day Event)
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Albany, NY

    COST: Tuition is $800. This does not include lodging or meals.

    Author of No Risk Ranching and Comeback Farms, Greg Judy, grazes 1620 acres on his own and leased land. Beginning with custom grazing cattle, he has added sheep and pigs. He is convinced that the best way to get into the grazing business is to lease fallow land and employ high density grazing to jump start the soil life into a productive pasture. In 2009, he quit his part-time job to become a full-time farmer. Greg Judy will show you how you can succeed as he did!

    CONTACT: Call The Stockman Grass Farmer today at 1-800-748-9808 for more information or to sign up. You can also sign up online at https://www.stockmangrassfarmer.com/Store/shop/index.php?productID=931

  • Exploring Practices & Policies for Improving Soil Health Series: Dairy Focus
    3:00pm - 6:30pm
    Choiniere Family Farm, 2465 Gore Rd, Highgate Center, VT

    COST: Farmers: free; Non-farmers: $15 to cover cost of dinner

    Join Guy Choiniere of Choiniere Family Farm, a fourth generation, 100% grass-fed dairy farm in northwestern Vermont, as he shares lessons learned over the past 15 years about maximizing soil health while improving animal health and financial stability. We will tour the Choiniere’s grazing operation as Guy discusses his approach to soil health, which is centered around the principles of keeping it simple, replacing what you harvest, and building soil resiliency. Stick around after the technical portion of the workshop for pizza from NOFA-VT’s mobile pizza oven and a discussion of how changes in policy and other tools can help to expand the use of good soil health practices on Vermont’s farms.

    CONTACT: To RSVP please visit https://nofavt.org/events/exploring-practices-policies-improving-soil-health-series-dairy-focus-highgate-center. Contact Livy Bulger, livy@nofavt.org<mailto:livy@nofavt.org>, with questions.

Fri Sep 27 2019

  • NODPA Field Days (NY Event, Multi-Day Event)
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Theodore's Restaurant, 3231 Senaca Turnpike, Canastota, NY

    COST: Free admission to organic or transitioning dairy producers, Cost varies for meals and all other admission.

    The 19th Annual National Organic Dairy Producers Association Field Days program will be filled with information sessions, discussions, farm tours and educational workshops that focus on the important and timely issues facing all organic dairy farm families. In addition, a full trade show, an annual social hour and banquet, featuring delicious local and organic food and NODPA’s Annual Meeting on Thursday evening.

    CONTACT: For more information or to register please visit https://nodpa.com/p/19/2019-Field-Days-Register--Payment.

Sat Sep 28 2019

  • The Stockman Grass Farmer's Silvopasture School with Greg Judy (NY Event)
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Albany, NY

    COST: The cost of the school is $400, but a deposit of $100 will hold your space.

    ​Silvopasture can help you productively and profitably utilize every area of your farm or ranch. Why wait 15 to 30 years to harvest timber when adding livestock can give you profits every year? In this one-day school learn: How to get started, how to select trees for silvopasture, how grazing livestock among trees offers multiple benefits, how to select and manage livestock in timber stands, how to set up infrastructure and more.

    CONTACT: The Stockman Grass Farmer’s office for more information at 800-748-9808 or 601-853-1861. For more information please visit https://www.stockmangrassfarmer.com/events/silvopasture-school/.