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11/2/14 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Dr. Vandana Shiva in Burlington

Dr. Vandana Shiva, the internationally recognized scientist and activist will speak in support of Vermont’s first-in-the nation, “no strings attached” GMO food labeling law. Her presentation is titled: Food System Transformation and Reversing the Climate Crisis: How Vermont’s GMO labeling law is part of the solution.

11/3/14 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Dr. Vandana Shiva at Vermont Law School

Dr. Vandana Shiva, the internationally recognized scientist and activist will speak in support of Vermont’s first-in-the nation, “no strings attached” GMO food labeling law. Her presentation is titled: Food System Transformation and Reversing the Climate Crisis: How Vermont’s GMO labeling law is part of the solution.

11/5/14 8:30am - 3:30pm

Northeast Kingdom Farm-to-School Conference

Join us to explore ways Farm to School Programs can Celebrate, Grow and Thrive!

11/6/14 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Lunchbox - Harvest of the Month Food Tastes at C&C Supermarket in Barton

Free Food Taste - Kale Chips!

11/6/14 3:45pm - 4:45pm

The Lunchbox - Harvest of the Month Food Tastes at Ted's Market in Island Pond

Free Food Taste - Kale Chips!

11/7/14 2:15pm - 3:15pm

The Lunchbox - Harvest of the Month Food Tastes at Ray's Market in Irasburg

Free Food Taste - Kale Chips!

11/7/14 3:45pm - 4:45pm

The Lunchbox - Harvest of the Month Food Tastes at The Craftsbury General Store

Free Food Taste - Kale Chips!

11/10/14 8:30am - 9:00pm

Build a Strong Workforce on the Farm Workshop

With special training from Farm Credit East Consultants, participants will learn hiring skills, improve performance feedback and complete or tune organization charts and action plans.

11/10/14 8:30am - 4:00pm

HR Trainings for Farmers (Agency of Ag)

This fall, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets (VAAFM) will be hosting two Human Resources Management Trainings in Burlington and White River Junction to help Vermont agricultural producers buildand hone strongemployee management skills.

11/12/14 8:30am - 4:00pm

HR Trainings for Farmers (Agency of Ag)

This fall, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets (VAAFM) will be hosting two Human Resources Management Trainings in Burlington and White River Junction to help Vermont agricultural producers buildand hone strongemployee management skills.

11/12/14 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Assessing Loan Readiness for Farmers

Are you a farmer thinking about taking out a loan but hesitant about taking in debt? Join us for a lunchtime presentation with a Sam Smith, Farm Business Specialist at the Intervale Center, and Joshua Jerome, Loan Officer at Community Capital of Vermont. We'll talk about where to look for working capital, how to assess your capacity to repay the loan, and how to prepare to talk with lenders.

11/12/14 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Northshire Grows hosts community discussion at JJ Hapgood Store, Peru

Come and share your ideas for Action in the Northshire!

11/12/14 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Crafting Meaningful Experiences for Your Farm Visitors

Light up your inner educator and discover ways to foster curiosity and meaningful experiences for farm visitors at this hands-on workshop.

11/13/14

Designing a Closed Loop Community: Carbon Flow on the Vermont Tech Campus

The Vermont Environmental Consortium & Vermont Tech are excited to announce their upcoming Fall conference!

11/13/14 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Presentation by Doug Flack of Flack Family Farm

Doug Flack, of Flack Family Farm, will be speaking at Sterling College about the importance of grass fed animal products and its fat soluble vitamin content. He will be speaking on November 13, 2014, at 6:30 pm in Simpson Hall, Classroom 3. This event is free and open to the public.

11/14 - 23, 14

Vermont Cider Week

Join the Cider Revival, from orchard to glass, and help us craft a cider comeback.

11/15/14

Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers

Join other farming women for support and camaraderie learning about whole farm planning. Beginning women farmers (those with 2-10 years running a farming business) in Vermont can learn more about holistic management practices in a program developed by Holistic Management International specifically for women in their first 10 years of managing a farm business.

11/16 - 22, 14

Take the 3SquaresVT Challenge

The average Vermonter using 3SquaresVT food benefits has only about $34 per week to spend on food. This can make it difficult to afford healthy food. Take the 3SquaresVT Challenge to build awareness about need for adequate food benefits! Find out more and sign up at www.hungerfreevt.org/do/3squaresvt-challenge.

11/17 - 22, 14

Agricultural Literacy Week

Agricultural Literacy Week is an opportunity for focused educational events to encourage a robust understanding of agriculture in Vermont's schools and communities.

11/17/14 9:00am - 1:00pm

Listening Session for Supplemental Proposed Rules to Federal Food Safety Law

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, in conjunction with the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA), will host an open Listening Session to offer farmers and food processors an opportunity to provide comment on new supplemental rules proposed by the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

11/18/14 1:00am - 3:00am

Farmer Forum: Wholesale Market Opportunity in Hardwick

Are you a farmer seeking a new market for your produce? If yes, then this forum is for you! Come to the Vermont Food Venture Center to learn about what it takes to sell your crops wholesale to a food processor. At the VFVC, we work with Vermont farms to create value-added products for institutions and retail markets. We'd love to partner with you to help grow your farm business.

11/18/14 4:30pm - 5:45pm

Cooked: A Conversation for Hungry Minds

UVM professors weigh in on Pollan and what's next for the sustainable food movement

11/19/14 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Northshire Grows hosts community discussion at Manchester Community Library

Come share your ideas for Action in the Northshire!

11/22/14 8:00am - 12:00pm

Organic Dairy Production Short Course

Organic Dairy Production short course is offered through the Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Technical College.

12/1 - 3, 14

Maple Installations Short Course

Update your sap-collecting system and maximize your sugar-bush production. This course will cover the planning and installation of a modern pipeline vacuum sap-harvesting system. Students will prepare a sugar-bush for pipeline installation, design the layout for a pipeline system, install main lines, and install laterals for efficient sap harvest.

12/1/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

Writing a Practical Produce Safety Plan Workshop: Middlebury

A workshop on practical food safety for small and diversified farms who market directly and locally. By the end of the day, you will have finished an on-farm produce safety plan with specific action-steps needed to implement it on your farm.