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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.

9/18 - 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.

10/3/15 9:30am - 6:00pm

Vermont Fermentation Festival

Join us for the 3rd annual Vermont Fermentation Festival on October 3rd. Featuring hands-on workshops, demos, vendors, and a keynote speaker. A day full of culture! Stay updated and visit us on Facebook at Vermont Fermentation Festival.

10/4/15 12:00pm - 4:00pm

13th Annual City Market Harvest Festival

Meet over four dozen local producers and sample their delicious products! Door prizes, face painting, and live music provide a fun atmosphere for meeting your local farmers and learning where your food comes from.

10/4/15 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism

Rural Vermont hosts "Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism" at a variety of locations across the state in October. Join us on October 4, 2015 from 1 - 5 PM at Brattleboro Food Coop in Brattleboro, VT. Participants will be inspired, build confidence, and gain practical skills to create the change they seek! Workshops are free and include hearty snacks and a citizen activist toolkit. More info, full schedule, and RSVP at www.ruralvermont.org.

10/5/15 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Farmer and Ecologist Peter Allen to Speak at Sterling College

Sterling College is proud to announce that noted farmer and ecologist Peter Allen will be presenting on campus. His talk, “Savanna Gardens: Becoming keystone species of Earth’s ultimate ecosystems,” will be given on Monday, October 5th, at 6:30 p.m. in Simpson Hall, Classroom 3. This talk is free and open to the public.

10/6/15 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism-Rural Vermont Hosts Series-Oct

Rural Vermont hosts "Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism" at a variety of locations across the state in October. Join us on Tues., Oct. 6, 4-8 PM at Upper Valley Coop, White River Junction, VT. Participants will be inspired, build confidence, and gain practical skills to create the change they seek! Workshops are free and include hearty snacks and a citizen activist toolkit. More info, full schedule, and RSVP at www.ruralvermont.org.

10/7/15 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism

Rural Vermont hosts "Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism" at a variety of locations across the state in October. Join us on Wed., Oct. 7, 2015 from 4-8 PM at Sterling College in Craftsbury, VT. Participants will be inspired, build confidence, and gain practical skills to create the change they seek! Workshops are free and include hearty snacks and a citizen activist toolkit. More info, full schedule, and RSVP at www.ruralvermont.org.

10/8/15 10:00am - 3:30pm

Quick & Dirty: Practical Soil Science Series for Farmers

Successful production starts with feeding the soil. Learn how to work with natural processes taking place in the universe below our feet while keeping an eye on financial returns to improve ecological production.

10/11/15

13th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center

10 AM - 3 PM: Celebrate Pumpkins ~ Fall Family Fun on the Farm! Ongoing horse-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, cider pressing, live music, kids story telling and interactive music, live owls, crafts, organic Good Food concession, Includes NOFA-VT pizzas, more!.

10/11/15 10:00am - 3:00pm

Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm

Scott Farm hosts a celebration of heirloom apples--fresh, baked and squeezed! Visit the Apple Barn at 10, 12 & 2 for a free apple tasting and talk by Orchardist Zeke Goodband. Sample hard cider and wood-fired pizzas.

10/12/15

Skinny Pancake Opens New UVM Location

Newest Skinny Pancake venue to open on University of Vermont campus!

10/13/15 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism

Rural Vermont hosts "Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism" at a variety of locations across the state in October. Join us on Tues., Oct. 13, 2015 from 4:30 - 8:30 PM at Burlington Co-Housing Community in Burlington, VT. Participants will be inspired, build confidence, and gain practical skills to create the change they seek! Workshops are free and include hearty snacks and a citizen activist toolkit. More info, full schedule, and RSVP at www.ruralvermont.org.

10/14/15 9:30am - 4:00pm

Trades Skills Part 1: Getting Intimate with Diesel Engines

Whether you have years of suffering already under your belt gained by experience, or you’re in your first few years of farming, these workshops will teach you the tricks of the trades with practical farm-based applications.

10/14/15 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism

Rural Vermont hosts "Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism" at a variety of locations across the state in October. Join us on Oct. 14, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT. Participants will be inspired, build confidence, and gain practical skills to create the change they seek! Workshops are free and include hearty snacks and a citizen activist toolkit. More info, full schedule, and RSVP at www.ruralvermont.org.

10/15/15 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Put Your Money Where Your Values Are: Institutional Procurement Tools for Local/Regional Food Buying

Does your organization or institution need a template to assist with articulating your goals for buying local? This free webinar will be useful for anyone working with an institution looking to set goals for buying locally and regionally.

10/18/15 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism

Rural Vermont hosts "Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism" at a variety of locations across the state in October. Join us on Oct 18, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Burelli Farm in Berlin, VT. Participants will be inspired, build confidence, and gain practical skills to create the change they seek! Workshops are free and include hearty snacks and a citizen activist toolkit. More info, full schedule, and RSVP at www.ruralvermont.org.

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

Soils: Digging Deeper, A Soils Workshop

Just in time for the International Year of Soils! Soils: Digging Deeper will explore how soils are critical to conservation and land use management and planning that supports environmental quality, sustainable agriculture, forestry and greener urban, suburban and rural communities.

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

Vermont Soil Conference: Digging Deeper

This one-day conference will focus on soil information resources available through USDA’s Soil Survey. We’ll provide updates on recent changes to the data and help you understand how to use it. The event will include classroom presentations and field workshops.

10/20/15

Vermont Collective Impact Conference: Moving Beyond Collaboration to Transform Our Communities

Vermont Collective Impact Conference: Moving Beyond Collaboration to Transform Our Communities Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont

10/20/15 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Demystifying Sanitizers in Produce Washing Workshop

Confused about PPMs, labels and what sanitizer to use when washing produce? Come to a three hour workshop at beautiful Edgewater Farm. In this hands-on workshop you will learn by doing, and go back to your farm with an understanding about what the new guidelines mean for you!

10/21/15 10:00am - 2:30pm

FEEDING FOOD SCRAPS TO LAYING HENS

Calling all Poultry Farmers! Join us October 21 from 10am - 3pm for farm tours and discussion addressing the opportunities and challenges in using discarded food scraps as part of a compost forage for laying hens. Tours of the layer operations at Black Dirt Farm (Stannard) and Vermont Compost Company (Montpelier)

10/23/15 9:00am - 10/24/15 12:00pm

Field to Flue: Open House Grass Pellet Heating Demonstration

Come see a unique USDA grant funded project that highlights grass pellet heating equipment combustion

10/24/15

Financing the Working Landscape - in the Northeast Kingdom!

Join us on Saturday, October 24th for a Free one-day event at Sterling College in beautiful Craftsbury, VT. If you are involved in farming, forestry, or food-based business enterprises and are looking for critical resources, this is the conference for you! Learn more about financing options, technical assistance, and from established businesses who have stories to share. Network and meet the people who can help YOU grow your Working Lands business!

10/25/15 4:30pm - 7:30pm

RAFFL's Twilight at the Meeting House: Honoring Philip Ackerman-Leist

Join the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) for an evening of local food, wine, and beer to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and honor Green Mountain College Professor Philip Ackerman-Leist. To be held at the newly renovated, historic Meeting House on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney.

10/26/15 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Land Access Workshop for Farmers

Are you a farmer interested in leasing, purchasing or reclaiming farmland in the near future? Come learn about land and building assessments, useful mapping tools, financing options, case studies of successful farm purchases, and more. Presentations by: Ben Waterman, UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture; Justin Rich, Burnt Rock Farm; Adam Hausman, Adam's Berry Farm; David Lane, Yankee Farm Credit; Andy Wood, VT Ag Credit Corp.

10/28/15 8:30am - 11:30am

Marketing Bootcamp

A hands-on workshop to help small businesses create a marketing plan that works. The program will consist of a 3-hour interactive workshop and two follow-up 1-hour facilitated small group meetings to check in on progress and receive feedback. The goal of the series is that by January 2016, participants will have developed their own one-page marketing plan that specifically identifies goals, strategies and tactics for implementation.

10/28/15 10:00am - 3:30pm

Quick & Dirty: Practical Soil Science Series for Farmers

Successful production starts with feeding the soil. Learn how to work with natural processes taking place in the universe below our feet while keeping an eye on financial returns to improve ecological production.