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9/2/15 10:30am - 2:30pm

Irrigation, Pasture Renovation, and Cow Health

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Join us in Enosburg Falls at Stony Pond Farm, where we will discuss their new irrigation system, recent pasture renovations, and their experience with different feed rations.

9/3/15 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Flack Family Farm, a biodynamic farm producing pasture raised meats, fermented vegetables, and raw milk. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a farm tour.

9/10/15 5:00pm - 7:00pm

On Farm Community Dinner at Harvest Hill Farm

Celebrate local agriculture and the season's harvest with a free meal.

9/10/15 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Lilac Ridge Farm, a certified organic farm raising flowers, vegetables, and milk. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a farm tour.

9/11/15 8:30am - 10/30/15 5:00pm

Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals

This comprehensive interdisciplinary training is designed for Primary Care and Emergency Services practitioners, Chiropractors, EMTs, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Behavioral Health clinicians, Public Health and Department of Labor specialists, Veterinarians and other Agricultural Professionals serving rural areas. Post-training certification is available through the University of Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and Health.

9/12/15 10:30am - 1:00pm

Food, Farm and Photography

Tour this family farm that is conserved with the Vermont Land Trust through their Farmland Access Program. Learn from the farmers about the meats, vegetables, annuals, perennials, maple products, and firewood they produce. Make photograms and cyanotype prints in the sun from plants and food grown on the farm with photographer John Willis, who is matched with this property for VLT's new artistic initiative, Eyes on the Land. Lunch is available. Preregistration encouraged; contact Cara Gauthier at (802) 262-1222 to register. (photo by A. Blake Gardner)

9/15/15 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cover Crops for Homesteaders/Gardeners

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Cover crops have many benefits for your garden, including adding nutrients, building your soil and increasing fertility. Join Charlie Nardozzi as he discusses cover cropping onsite at the Kelly Way Gardens at Woodstock Inn & Resort.

9/15/15 5:00pm - 11:30pm

Benefit Bake for Rural Vermont

American Flatbread - Burlington Hearth hosts a Benefit Bake for Rural Vermont! A portion of all eat-in and take-out flatbread orders benefit Rural Vermont and their work to ensure farmers and the people they feed have a voice in the public policies that affect their lives. Good food for a good cause! Join us.

9/16/15 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Cultivating Farm to School

Join Northshire Grows and VT FEED for a Level I Professional Learning Course in Manchester. Six 3-hour interactive work session from September-November.

9/18 - 12/9/15

BioEnergy - Biomass to Biofuels Course

"BioEnergy - Biomass to Biofuels course", 2015 Fall Semester, University of Vermont. September 18, 2015 to December 09, 2015 on-campus classes on Fridays (4:05 pm - 7:05 pm), and field trips on Saturdays (10:00 am - 1:00 pm); no classes during the regular breaks/holidays.

9/19 - 20, 15

EATxNE

Presented by the Skinny Pancake and Higher Ground, EATxNE (Eat by Northeast) is a FREE weekend-long celebration of Vermont food and a fundraiser for four local food organizations: the Intervale Center, Slow Food Vermont, VT Community Garden Network and VT FEED (Food Education Every Day). More info at http://eatxne.com/calendar/

9/19/15 10:00am - 4:00pm

Shelburne Farms 37th Annual Harvest Festival

Come celebrate Vermont farm and forestry traditions through connections with food, agriculture, and community! This day-long festival features music, storytelling, hands-on activities for children, traditional craft demonstrations, educational exhibits on Vermont’s agricultural, environmental, and energy future.Throughout the day, families can participate in hands-on activities in the Family Tent and spend time in the Children’s Farmyard. Educational exhibits will feature antique farm machinery, birds of prey, farm animals, and more!

9/20/15 3:00pm - 9/21/15 12:00am

Salvation Farms Benefit Concert at Moog's Place

Local musicians return to support Salvation Farms at this 3rd annual benefit concert extravaganza. Music all afternoon w/ Dead Sessions Lite, Coquette, Mark LeGrand’s Honky Tonk Band, and many more. Donations at the door go toward Salvation Farms’ work keeping farm-raised food from going to waste.

9/21/15 10:30am - 2:30pm

Irrigation, Pasture Renovation, and Cow Health

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Join us in Enosburg Falls at Stony Pond Farm, a certified organic farm, where we will discuss their new irrigation system, recent pasture renovations, and their experience with different feed rations.

9/22/15 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Financing Crosscutting Team Meeting

The Financing Crosscutting Team will host a regional deal flow financing panel at the Sept. 22 meeting, which is open to the public. Attendees will gain a better understanding of deal flow and collaboration happening throughout the region and learn about new options for entrepreneurs and investors as crowdfunding comes to Vermont.

9/22/15 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Getting a Vegetable Farm Off the Ground

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: 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.

9/23/15 2:00pm - 3:00pm

2015 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program Stakeholder Call

USDA-AMS announced the 2015 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP) on September 4, 2015. Approximately $3 million will be available to fund applications under this Request for Applications (RFA). The application deadline is January 14, 2016.

9/24/15 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Peace of Earth On Farm Community Dinner

Celebrate local agriculture and the season's harvest with a free meal.

9/25/15

VT Compost Operator Certification Training

Compost Technical Services is excited to announce it will be hosting the 2015 Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training, presented by the VT Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). Through this workshop, participants will receive a Compost Operator Certificate, which meets the requirements of ANR for small, medium and large compost facility site operators. Current or future compost site operators will be certified to manage composting facilities handling food scraps or mortalities in Vermont.

9/27/15 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Taste and Tour Champlain Orchards

Sample a variety of food produced at Champlain Orchards, which is conserved with the Vermont Land Trust. Tour the orchard with Bill Suhr during the peak of apple season. Meet Cameron Davis, the artist matched with the property for the Vermont Land Trust's new initiative: Eyes on the Land. Preregistration encouraged; contact Cara Gauthier at (802) 262-1222 to register.

9/27/15 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Garden Harvest Party

Celebrate the harvest season with fellow gardeners and friends! Join us for delicious food, kids’ activities, entertainment, garden and trails tours, and more. Bring your favorite garden dish to share or a suggested donation of $5. Everyone welcome! For more information, visit www.vcgn.org/garden-party or call (802) 861-4769.

9/29/15 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Learning Journey: Soul Fire Farm Institute

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Soul Fire Farm Institute (SFFI) is committed to dismantling the structures that lead to gaping disparities in our food system. Join Leah Penniman and Jonah Vitale-Wolff, co-founders of Soul Fire Farm, as they discuss the integration of food justice and food sovereignty into the workings of a commercial farm.

9/30/15 10:30am - 2:30pm

Fall Feed Inventory and Land Improvements

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Join us at McKnight Farm in East Montpelier to discuss strategies for evaluating feed stock needs and action plans to address those needs before the winter ahead.

10/1/15 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Joe's Brook Farm: On Farm Community Dinner

A free community dinner at Joe's Brook Farm in St. Johnsbury featuring the farms organic produce.