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10/21 - 11/21/17

Maple Installations

Update your sap-collecting system and maximize your sugar-bush production

11/20/17 10:00am - 3:00pm

Farm-Scale Decision Making Workshop- Barre

What size farm is right for me? Are you evaluating a major change to your business model such as scaling up or dropping an enterprise? Are you struggling to determine how that change will impact your profitability and quality of life? If so, join NOFA-VT for an interactive workshop that will provide you with the tools necessary to make informed farm scale decisions based on both financial viability and quality of life goals. Topics will include cost-benefit analysis, cash flow analysis, and holistic decision-making. Two farmers, one who has scaled up and one who has scaled down their operation, will share their decision-making processes and the resulting impacts on their businesses.

11/30/17 10:00am - 3:00pm

Farm-Scale Decision Making Workshop- Richmond

What size farm is right for me? Are you evaluating a major change to your business model such as scaling up or dropping an enterprise? Are you struggling to determine how that change will impact your profitability and quality of life? If so, join NOFA-VT for an interactive workshop that will provide you with the tools necessary to make informed farm scale decisions based on both financial viability and quality of life goals. Topics will include cost-benefit analysis, cash flow analysis, and holistic decision-making. Two farmers, one who has scaled up and one who has scaled down their operation, will share their decision-making processes and the resulting impacts on their businesses.

12/5 - 7, 17

Community Food Systems Conference

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems. This conference is possible thanks to funding from the Community Food Projects grant program of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

12/6/17 10:00am - 1:00pm

Dairy Tours & Overnight Farm Stays

Learn about offering dairy tours and overnight farm stays!

12/6/17 10:00am - 3:00pm

Farm-Scale Decision Making Workshop- Lebanon

What size farm is right for me? Are you evaluating a major change to your business model such as scaling up or dropping an enterprise? Are you struggling to determine how that change will impact your profitability and quality of life? If so, join NOFA-VT for an interactive workshop that will provide you with the tools necessary to make informed farm scale decisions based on both financial viability and quality of life goals. Topics will include cost-benefit analysis, cash flow analysis, and holistic decision-making. Two farmers, one who has scaled up and one who has scaled down their operation, will share their decision-making processes and the resulting impacts on their businesses.

12/6/17 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Slow Money Vermont to host 3rd Annual Vermont Entrepreneur Showcase December 6th

Presentations from Vermont working lands entrepreneurs; networking for investors, entrepreneurs, and service providers to support a viable and sustainable agricultural economy in Vermont and the region; business succession and exit strategy panel discussion.

12/12/17

Early Registration Deadline for Growing Places - Introductory Course for Aspring Farmers & Start-Ups

Get your enterprise off to the right start. UVM Extension's Growing Places course helps participants define goals, explore and evaluate opportunities and resources, and become familiar with state and federal agriculture programs. Co-sponsored by the Women's Agricultural Network. Register by December 12 and save $50.

1/15 - 19, 18

The Art of Natural Cheesemaking

“The Art of Natural Cheesemaking” offers a well-rounded understanding of the opportunities available to safely and deliciously create value-added dairy products ecologically and without reliance on manufactured cultures. We will prepare many styles of cheese and study the stages of their evolution, gaining insight into how an array of cheeses can evolve from the very same milk, with the same culture, and the same rennet.

1/17 - 4/25/18

2018 UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

UVM faculty & green industry experts teach a diverse range of horticultural topics to help you create healthy, sustainable home landscapes & grow your own food. Offered statewide, non-credit.

1/22 - 31, 18

The Fundamentals of Artisan Cheese

Fundamentals of Artisan Cheese is an intensive nine-day program for aspiring and practicing cheesemakers. Offered in partnership with the Cellars at Jasper Hill and led by world-renowned master cheesemaker and educator Ivan Larcher, this course provides students with the practical and scientific knowledge needed to create exquisite small-scale artisan cheese.

1/26/18

Meat Cutting:Butchering Basics (winter)

This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration.

2/20 - 21, 18

Integrated Pest Management Certificate

Do you face persistent challenges in your greenhouse with powdery mildew? Thrips? Aphids? Root pathogens? Are you interested in using biological control but unsure how to integrate materials into your existing routine? Are you already using biologicals but unsure how to measure their effectiveness?

5/14 - 19, 18

Craft Distilling as a Profession: The Vermont Experience

Vermont is one of the leaders in the nationwide boom in microdistilling. This training brings students into direct contact with a variety of processes involved in building, operating, and working in a distillery and the distilling industry.