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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.

12/2/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

Writing a Practical Produce Safety Plan Workshop: Poultney

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.

12/3/14 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Buiding a Sustainable Business Class

The Building a Sustainable Business course guides participants through developing a business plan for farm businesses.

12/3/14 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Dish: Global Foods, Local Perspectives

We hope to have a fun, uplifting holiday conversation about the opportunities and possibilities of a global food system that operates with the same values as a community-based food system. Learn how Vermont-based food businesses are investing in global sustainability -- and what to look for when buying sustainable edibles this holiday season!

12/4/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

Writing a Practical Produce Safety Plan Workshop: White River Jct.

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.

12/6/14 9:00am - 5:00pm

Vermont Community Energy and Climate Action Conference

Get serious about climate action in Vermont!

12/10/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

Writing a Practical Produce Safety Plan Workshop: Swanton

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.

12/10/14 9:30am - 3:00pm

Bedded Pack Winter Manure Mgmt. Training

Are you interested in using a bedded pack for your winter manure management? Wondering how much bedding you’ll need, what the costs will be, and how managing a pack works?

12/10/14 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Poultry Production Primer: Webinar

This overview of poultry production and management provides basics for growing healthy, productive birds.

12/11/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

Writing a Practical Produce Safety Plan Workshop: St. Johnsbury

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.