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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Vegetable Tunnel Production with Andy Jones

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Description: Intervale Community Farm, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT

COST: $20 NOFA & VVBGA members, $30 non-members

Join Andy Jones from the Intervale Community Farm to discuss a vegetable tunnel production on your farm. Topics include new house selection, small house and big house tomato production, pepper production, soil fertility and greenhouse insect management.

CONTACT: Maddie Monty at info@nofavt.org or (802) 434-4122

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Natural Health for Sheep & Goats Workshop Series

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Green Heart Farm & Retreat Center, 316 Parker Hill Road, Springfield, VT 05156

COST: $30 pp, per workshop Fri evening and Sat morning. $40pp for Sat afternoon. All three for $75.

The Friday evening workshop is "Minerals for Health in Sheep and Goats."

CONTACT: Cynthia Berg for registration/payment or more information. cynthia@greenheartfarm.com or 802-885-1792

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Enhancing Pollinator Habitat in Your Garden

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Description: UVM Hort Farm, Green Mtn. Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403

COST: $10 Friends of the Hort Farm and Master Gardener Members, $15 all others

Farmer and landscape architect Jane Sorensen will discuss how to select plants for pollinators that are well-suited for gardens and those for meadows, and how to establish and maintain a pollinator habitat “to keep the landscape alive." Qualifies as Master Gardener Education hours.

CONTACT: Friends of the Hort. Farm at info@friendsofthehortfarm.org

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Natural Health for Sheep & Goats Workshop Series

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Description: Green Heart Farm & Retreat Center, 316 Parker Hill Road, Springfield, VT 05156

COST: $30 pp, per workshop Fri evening and Sat morning. $40pp for Sat afternoon. All three for $75.

The Saturday morning workshop is: Using Herbs for Deworming Sheep and Goats (includes parasite life cycles, pasture management, science based research).

CONTACT: Cynthia Berg for registration/payment or more information. cynthia@greenheartfarm.com or 802-885-1792

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Natural Health for Sheep & Goats Workshop Series

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Green Heart Farm & Retreat Center, 316 Parker Hill Road, Springfield, VT 05156

COST: $30 pp, per workshop Fri evening and Sat morning. $40pp for Sat afternoon. All three for $75.

The Saturday afternoon workshop is devoted to: Natural First Aid for the Farm, including Homeopathy, Herbs, and Essential Oils

CONTACT: Cynthia Berg for registration/payment or more information. cynthia@greenheartfarm.com or 802-885-1792

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Basics of Tractor Safety, Operation & Maintenance (MA)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Description: Hutchins Farm, 754 Monument Street, Concord, MA, 01742

COST: $50, with some scholarship available

Not sure how to keep your tractor’s engine running smoothly and efficiently? These one and two day tractor courses provide you with the skills and hands-on experience to keep your tractor in tip top condition. You’ll get practice in checking and changing fluids and filters, servicing the battery, checking radiator hoses, grease fittings, and more in a small-group.

CONTACT: More information at blog.uvm.edu/groundwk/2015-program/hands-on-workshop/. Or email Suzy with any questions at suzy.hodgson@uvm.edu.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Basics of Tractor Safety, Operation & Maintenance

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Description: 11 University Way, Brattleboro, VT 05301

COST: $50, with some scholarship available

Not sure how to keep your tractor’s engine running smoothly and efficiently? These one and two day tractor courses provide you with the skills and hands-on experience to keep your tractor in tip top condition. You’ll get practice in checking and changing fluids and filters, servicing the battery, checking radiator hoses, grease fittings, and more in a small-group.

CONTACT: More information at blog.uvm.edu/groundwk/2015-program/hands-on-workshop/. Or email Suzy with any questions at suzy.hodgson@uvm.edu.

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Vermont Master Composter Course 2015

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: The course is offered statewide at the following Vermont Interactive Technologies sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston

COST: $50, which includes four classes, an online course guide, and additional course materials.

The four-session Composting is practical, convenient and inexpensive. Learn how to turn food scraps and yard trimmings into compost for healthier, nutrient rich soil for your garden, lawn, trees and even houseplants. This 4-session course is an in-depth study of backyard composting taught by professionals within Vermont's green industry. Course topics include Biology of Composting, Worm Composting, Recipe Design, Compost Use for Disease Control, Site and Container Selection, Vermont's New Universal Recycling Law, Managing the Compost Process, Trouble Shooting, Educational Outreach/Partnerships.

CONTACT: Registration deadline is Sep. 11. Link to registration and more information can be found here: www.uvm.edu/mastergardener/master-composter/?Page=course.html#.VbeAPPlWvR_. Or contact Lisa at 802-656-9562 or master.gardener@uvm.edu with any additional questions.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Blueberry Pruning & Soil Amenities

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Description: Vermont Technical College - Agriculture Institute, 1 Main St., Randolph Center, VT, 05061

COST: $50

This one day course will focus on the technical skills needed for successful blueberry production and crop yields. The course will include information on how to achieve the perfect pH and nutrient levels for your blueberries. We will also discuss disease and pests problems. The 2nd part of the day will focus on how to properly install blueberry bushes and pruning techniques. The pruning will be a hands-on lab using VTC’s blueberry bushes.

CONTACT: See the VTC event web page ag www.vtc.edu/ag-course/blueberry-pruning-soil-amenities, or contact Rachel Arsenault at rarsenault@vtc.edu or 802-728-1677

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Irrigation, Pasture Renovation, and Cow Health

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: Stony Pond Farm, 336 Emch Drive, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

COST: $20 per person, includes lunch from the NOFA-VT Pizza Oven

Join UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program (NWCS) and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) for an event in their Summer Organic Dairy Series. Knowing strategies for dealing with challenges, such as cow health complications, implementing irrigation, and improving soil quality, can improve farm profitability and ease the stress of management. In addition to talking to the Webb’s , we will be joined by a trained veterinarian to discuss tools for identifying and treating common metabolic diseases such as milk fever, ketosis, and grass tetany.

CONTACT: Please register online by September 11 at www.nofavt.org/ows (Visa or Mastercard accepted). Or you can download, complete and return form from above website to: NOFA-Vermont (NOFA-VT), PO Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477 or call 802-434-4122. Please make checks payable: NOFA-VT Write ‘On-Farm Workshop Series’ in Memo Field.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Getting a Vegetable Farm Off the Ground

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Description: Flywheel Farm, 588 VT-14, Woodbury, VT, 05681

COST: $20 NOFA & VVBGA members, $30 non-members

Join Ansel Ploog and Justin Cote of Flywheel Farm as they discuss how they started their farm. Topics of discussion will include how they found land and start-up capital, equipment and tools needed and basic materials that they have found invaluable. They will also address scaling and skilling up.

CONTACT: Rachel Fussell at rachel@nofavt.org or (802) 434-4122 ext. 28

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Draft Animal Power Field Days

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington MA

COST: $120 for Thursday Intensive Workshops, by pre-registration only. Workshop fee includes a weekend pass to the event. (Apprentice fee $100)

This full day of workshops includes four sessions: Beginning Teamsters, Beginning with Oxen, Train the Trainer, and Draft-Animal Powered Forestery.

CONTACT: Register or read more at www.draftanimalpower.org/dap-field-days/vendors/ Or else print out the online registration form and mail it with your check to: DAPFD, 271 Plank Road, Vergennes, VT 05491

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Vermont Master Composter Course 2015

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: The course is offered statewide at the following Vermont Interactive Technologies sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston

COST: $50, which includes four classes, an online course guide, and additional course materials.

(Please see details with Sep. 17 event.)

CONTACT: Registration deadline is Sep. 11. Link to registration and more information can be found here: www.uvm.edu/mastergardener/master-composter/?Page=course.html#.VbeAPPlWvR_. Or contact Lisa at 802-656-9562 or master.gardener@uvm.edu with any additional questions.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Draft Animal Power Field Days

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington MA

COST: 1 Day: $15, Weekend Pass: $25, Under 16 & Over 65: Free

The weekend's offerings include tracks devoted to Horses, Oxen, Logging, Produce/Field Work, Foresty and More. See the complete line-up at www.draftanimalpower.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015fd_schedule.pdf

CONTACT: Register or read more at www.draftanimalpower.org/dap-field-days/vendors/ Or else print out the online registration form and mail it with your check to: DAPFD, 271 Plank Road, Vergennes, VT 05491

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Draft Animal Power Field Days

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington MA

COST: 1 Day: $15, Weekend Pass: $25, Under 16 & Over 65: Free

The weekend's offerings include tracks devoted to Horses, Oxen, Logging, Produce/Field Work, Foresty and More. See the complete line-up at www.draftanimalpower.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015fd_schedule.pdf

CONTACT: Register or read more at www.draftanimalpower.org/dap-field-days/vendors/ Or else print out the online registration form and mail it with your check to: DAPFD, 271 Plank Road, Vergennes, VT 05491

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Niche Marketing Matters: For Vegetable Farmers (NOFA-NY)

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: Kent Family Growers, 1301 County Route 31, Lisbon, NY 13658

COST: $15/person or $25/2 or more people per farm. Includes a light lunch (and pre-registration is required in order to have a lunch!)

Yes, you can grow zucchini in July, but can you sell enough to sustain your farm’s bottom line? Join NOFA-NY to learn alternative strategies for vegetable production that could lead you to a more stable cash flow for the farm, and learn to think through the costs and benefits of different crops and enterprises that you’re interested in growing. Farmers Dan and Megan Kent have built up their winter income with a winter CSA, through implementing a few key production and storage strategies, and investing in a commercial processing kitchen. Talk with these growers and others about your goals, figure out what makes for a practical risk to diversify your farm income stream, and how to shift those ideas into a real plan.

CONTACT: Register online at www.cvent.com/d/0rqccd, or contact Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. 509. Pre-registrations closes at 4pm on 9/24/2015.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Draft Animal Power Field Days

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington MA

COST: by donation

CONTACT: Register or read more at www.draftanimalpower.org/dap-field-days/vendors/ Or else print out the online registration form and mail it with your check to: DAPFD, 271 Plank Road, Vergennes, VT 05491

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Feed Inventory and Land Improvements

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: McKnight Farm, 440 Snow Hill Road, E. Montpelier, VT 05651

COST: $20 per person, includes lunch from the NOFA-VT Pizza Oven

Join UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program (NWCS) and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) for an event in their Summer Organic Dairy Series. Farmers who take careful inventory of their stored forages can plan ahead for optimal nutrition through the winter as well as avoiding shortcomings in feed quality and milk production. Join us at McKnight Farm to discuss strategies for evaluating feed stock needs and action plans. Additional topics will include grazing, land improvements including tillage, establishing new seedings, 'new' species, and managing soil fertility.

CONTACT: Please register online by September 20 at www.nofavt.org/ows (Visa or Mastercard accepted). Or you can download, complete and return form from above website to: NOFA-Vermont (NOFA-VT), PO Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477 or call 802-434-4122. Please make checks payable: NOFA-VT Write ‘On-Farm Workshop Series’ in Memo Field.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Vermont Master Composter Course 2015

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: The course is offered statewide at the following Vermont Interactive Technologies sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston

COST: $50, which includes four classes, an online course guide, and additional course materials.

(Please see details with Sep. 17 event.)

CONTACT: Registration deadline is Sep. 11. Link to registration and more information can be found here: www.uvm.edu/mastergardener/master-composter/?Page=course.html#.VbeAPPlWvR_. Or contact Lisa at 802-656-9562 or master.gardener@uvm.edu with any additional questions.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Managing Grazing Land for Health, Productivity and Profit (MA)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Description: Cricket Creek Farm, Williamstown, MA

COST: NOFA/Mass Member - $75; Non-member - $94

Passionate about purveying profitable pastures? Did you know the answers are right under your feet? Join in on the “grass whispering” with veteran grass farmer and grazing professional Troy Bishopp as he leads participants through the plant-animal-microbe dynamic of managing grazing land. Workshop topics will include practical goal-setting; pasture planning and recordkeeping; measuring grass production and fertility; grazing management techniques; reading the soil surface; improving animal and financial performance; infrastructure concerns: and learning to use pasture systems that reduce stress and fun to use.

There are a limited number of registrations available for this workshop, pre-registration well ahead of time is recommended.

CONTACT: To register or for more information, see www.nofamass.org/events/managing-grazing-land-increased-health-productivity-and-profit. Or contact Glenn Oliveira, Education Events Organizer, at glenn@nofamass.org or 774-678-9644.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Farmstead & Artisan Cheeses: From Concept to Commerce

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Description: Vermont Technical College - Agriculture Institute, 1 Main St., Randolph Center, VT, 05061

COST: $125

Artisan cheesemaking is a great fit for sustainable farming. As a value-added component of a sustainable farming plan, cheesemaking can be another step in the holistic cycle of land to food. Today, the United States has nearly 1,000 artisan cheesemakers, with more starting up each year. However, the path to success in is not always easy, in part due to the multiple factors involved in making good quality cheeses as well as the current competitive market.

CONTACT: More information at www.vtc.edu/farmstead-and-artisan-cheeses-concept-commerce, or contact Rachel ARsenault at rarsenault@vtc.edu, or 802-728-1677

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Essential Principles & Practices of Cheesemaking

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Technical College - Agriculture Institute, 1 Main St., Randolph Center, VT, 05061

COST: $1,000

This five-day course is a practical and comprehensive technical guide to cheese technology and the principles governing the quality of cheese. During this intensive course, participants will learn the fundamentals of cheesemaking, quality control practices, and useful considerations in starting a small-scale cheesemaking business. The first section focuses on the chemistry of milk and the different aspects defining the quality of cheesemaking milk. The second part describes the principles of cheesemaking and the different families of cheese and also includes comprehensive hands-on demonstrations in making three different cheese styles: a fresh acid-coagulated soft cheese, a bloomy rind variety, and a semi-hard cheese. The last section of the program focuses on how to monitor and control the fundamental factors driving the quality of the product. This course is taught by Dr. Montserrat Almena-Aliste, Rick Woods of Farmstead Cheese, and Linda Dimmick of Neighborly Farms. All cheesemaking exercises will be completed at Neighborly Farms.

CONTACT: See the VTC website for details at www.vtc.edu/essential-principles-and-practices-cheesemaking, or contact Rachel Arsenault at rarsenault@vtc.edu or 802-728-1677

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Essential Principles & Practices of Cheesemaking

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Technical College - Agriculture Institute, 1 Main St., Randolph Center, VT, 05061

COST: $1,000

(Please see details with 10/7/15 event.)

CONTACT: See the VTC website for details at www.vtc.edu/essential-principles-and-practices-cheesemaking, or contact Rachel Arsenault at rarsenault@vtc.edu or 802-728-1677

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Practical Soil Science for Farmers Part 1: Soil Nutrient Mgmt.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: Vermont Technical College, Langevin House 593 Furnace St., Randolph, VT

COST: $50/workshop for NOFA-VT members, $60 for non-members. Lunch included

New requirements about nutrient management based on the proposed water quality bill place new attention on soil fertility management. Dive into soil science to gain a better understanding of soil test results from pH to micronutrients, select and calculate amendments while keeping an eye on cost, source, timing and yield benefits. Bring your soil test results.

CONTACT: Rachel Fussell at rachel@nofavt.org or (802) 434-4122. Or register online at nofavt.org/fallworkshops/registration.

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Vermont Master Composter Course 2015

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: The course is offered statewide at the following Vermont Interactive Technologies sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston

COST: $50, which includes four classes, an online course guide, and additional course materials.

(Please see details with Sep. 17 event.)

CONTACT: Registration deadline is Sep. 11. Link to registration and more information can be found here: www.uvm.edu/mastergardener/master-composter/?Page=course.html#.VbeAPPlWvR_. Or contact Lisa at 802-656-9562 or master.gardener@uvm.edu with any additional questions.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Essential Principles & Practices of Cheesemaking

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Technical College - Agriculture Institute, 1 Main St., Randolph Center, VT, 05061

COST: $1,000

(Please see details with 10/7/15 event.)

CONTACT: See the VTC website for details at www.vtc.edu/essential-principles-and-practices-cheesemaking, or contact Rachel Arsenault at rarsenault@vtc.edu or 802-728-1677

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Field Trip: UNH Organic Dairy Research Facility & Tuckaway Farm

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: Harrison Homegrown, 8180 VT Route 22A, Addison, VT and and Mike Eastman, Mike's Farm, 435 Town House Road, Addison, VT

COST: $20 per person, includes lunch from the NOFA-VT Pizza Oven

Join UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program (NWCS) and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) for an event in their Summer Organic Dairy Series. Join a tour tour of the first certified organic university research dairy in the U.S. with a focus on 1) the facilities (bedded pack, milking parlor, composting facility and wood shaving mill) and 2) updates in animal science research. After the tour, we will visit Tuckaway Farm, run by Dorn Cox, for a field walk.

CONTACT: Please register online by September 30 at www.nofavt.org/ows (Visa or Mastercard accepted). Or you can download, complete and return form from above website to: NOFA-Vermont (NOFA-VT), PO Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477 or call 802-434-4122. Please make checks payable: NOFA-VT Write ‘On-Farm Workshop Series’ in Memo Field.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Essential Principles & Practices of Cheesemaking

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Technical College - Agriculture Institute, 1 Main St., Randolph Center, VT, 05061

COST: $1,000

(Please see details with 10/7/15 event.)

CONTACT: See the VTC website for details at www.vtc.edu/essential-principles-and-practices-cheesemaking, or contact Rachel Arsenault at rarsenault@vtc.edu or 802-728-1677

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Essential Principles & Practices of Cheesemaking

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Technical College - Agriculture Institute, 1 Main St., Randolph Center, VT, 05061

COST: $1,000

(Please see details with 10/7/15 event.)

CONTACT: See the VTC website for details at www.vtc.edu/essential-principles-and-practices-cheesemaking, or contact Rachel Arsenault at rarsenault@vtc.edu or 802-728-1677

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Sensory Evaluation of Cheese

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Description: Vermont Technical College - Agriculture Institute, 1 Main St., Randolph Center, VT, 05061

COST: $125

One of the main factors driving consumer choice is the sensory quality of the final product. This one-day workshop will provide you with the fundamental tools to control and define the sensory quality of cheese, offering basic sensory training to describe and record the sensory characteristics of your cheese, as well as resourceful information and quality control systems to prevent defects in cheese. This intensive course, offered by cheese technologist and sensory scientist Dr. Montserrat Almena-Aliste (former VIAC instructor), combines practical hands-on exercises with technical lectures, making it very interesting and enjoyable but at the same time offering very valuable information to prevent making, selling or buying defective products. The course is also an unique opportunity to improve your food sensory skills and the understanding of cheese quality to everyone involved with cheese, from beginners and advanced cheesemakers, marketing and sales representatives to quality managers, technicians, cheese mongers, chefs, and everyone else that would like to explore the fascinating world of cheese. Cheesemakers are welcome to bring samples of their products for evaluation to get practical feedback from Dr. Almena-Aliste.

CONTACT: More information on the VTC website at www.vtc.edu/sensory-evaluation-cheese, or contact Rachel Arsenault at rarsenault@vtc.edu or 802-728-1677.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Basics of Tractor Safety, Operation & Maintenance

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Description: Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT

COST: $50, with some scholarship available

This workshop at the Green Mountain College farm will feature hands-on activities including practice driving and hitching implements. You’ll learn the fundamentals of safe tractor operation for beginning operators, and how tractors and PTOs work. Please register by October 6.

CONTACT: More information at blog.uvm.edu/groundwk/2015-program/hands-on-workshop/. Or email Suzy with any questions at suzy.hodgson@uvm.edu.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Allan Savory Lecture at E.F. Schumacher Lecture

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Churchtown Dairy Round Barn, Churchtown, NY

COST: $100, includes lunch and tour of the buildings

Themes of "redemption and transcendence" will run strong at the 35th Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures entitled "Cattle & Kelp: Agriculture in a New Economy" to be delivered by Allan Savory and Bren Smith. Both Savory and Smith tell stories of ecological redemption through a new approach to agriculture. Both have developed agricultural models based on natural systems. And both offer methods for farming that can fix carbon, clean our waters, and produce food more abundantly. Savory, widely thought to be the father of modern pasture management approaches, developed a “holistic management” model to reverse desertification throughout the world’s vital grasslands, while Bren Smith cultivates kelp and shellfish using a model that he has dubbed “3-D ocean farming.”

CONTACT: Buy tickets at www.centerforneweconomics.org/register, or by sending a check to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics at 140 Jug End Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Draft Horse Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Fair Winds Farm, 511 Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro, VT

COST: $495 per person or $940 for two people from the same farm

These workshops focus on building your skills & confidence in harnessing, hitching, driving & horse management. It will use a single horse and teams for hands on experience and individual instruction. You will drive from the ground, on a wagon and a forecart. The workshop covers horse management including the basics of safety, handling, foot care, feeding and horse health. There is a lot of emphasis placed on clear communication through effective use of the drivers hands and voice. Technical driving skill development is achieved with lots of time in the drivers’ seat and one- on- one instruction. Put your hands on the harness to learn about different styles, correct adjustment & fit.

CONTACT: Register at www.fairwindsfarm.org/dHWorkShops.html#ODHW or contact Fair Winds Farm at 802-254-9067 or fairwinds@fairwindsfarm.org for more information or with any questions.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Draft Horse Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Fair Winds Farm, 511 Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro, VT

COST: $495 per person or $940 for two people from the same farm

See 10/27 event for more information.

CONTACT: Register at www.fairwindsfarm.org/dHWorkShops.html#ODHW or contact Fair Winds Farm at 802-254-9067 or fairwinds@fairwindsfarm.org for more information or with any questions.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Draft Horse Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Fair Winds Farm, 511 Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro, VT

COST: $495 per person or $940 for two people from the same farm

See 10/27 event for more information.

CONTACT: Register at www.fairwindsfarm.org/dHWorkShops.html#ODHW or contact Fair Winds Farm at 802-254-9067 or fairwinds@fairwindsfarm.org for more information or with any questions.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Draft Horse Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Fair Winds Farm, 511 Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro, VT

COST: $495 per person or $940 for two people from the same farm

See 10/27 event for more information.

CONTACT: Register at www.fairwindsfarm.org/dHWorkShops.html#ODHW or contact Fair Winds Farm at 802-254-9067 or fairwinds@fairwindsfarm.org for more information or with any questions.

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