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2/15 - 17, 14

NOFA-VT Winter Conference

With two days of workshops, discussion groups, networking opportunities, inspiring speakers, good food, and great conversation - plus a full day of intensive workshops on Monday - the NOFA Vermont Winter Conference is the highlight of the winter!

2/19/14 10:00am - 11:30am

Farm to Institution Task Force Meeting

What types of business development and scaling up assistance is available for producers? Join us to hear from the technical assistance community about what they offer, and from a couple producers to hear about what's been valuable. This meeting will take place via GoToMeeting. To get signed up if you're not on the F2I Task Force group, please email Abbey Willard at abbey.willard@state.vt.us or Erin Buckwalter at erin@nofavt.org.

2/24/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

WRITING A PRACTICAL PRODUCE SAFETY PLAN: A WORKSHOP FOR SMALL AND DIVERSIFIED PRODUCE GROWERS

Are you thinking it is time to write a harvest guide or an employee training manual? How about getting more disciplined about managing what you have in storage? Believe it or not, writing a farm food safety plan can help you reach these other goals! Come join this workshop that lays the foundation for a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) certification plan, but is designed for small, diversified farmers who do not intend to become GAP certified in the near future.

2/24/14 10:00am - 12:00pm

“Selling for Success” Marketing to Local Wholesale Markets Workshop

Are you a new or beginning farmer interested in selling to independent grocery stores and/or restaurants? Join Sona Desai of the Intervale Food Hub and Tim Taylor of Crossroad Farm to learn if selling to these markets is right for you.

2/24/14 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Campus Food and Energy Seminar Series, Seminar 1: The Big Picture

This Campus Food and Energy Seminar will examine the connections between food and energy systems, with a focus on the institutional level.

2/25/14 8:00am - 4:00pm

Vermont Dairy Producers Conference

The 15th Annual Dairy Producers Conference will be held on February 25, 2014 at the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center. Door Prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 Gift Cards! Speakers include Governor Shumlin, Nina von Keyserlingk, Lance Fox, Chuck Ross, and Karl Burgi.