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1/4/16 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Making It Happen: Profitability and Success

Making It Happen: Profitability and Success will help small farmers build sound financial systems. Farmers will learn effective financial management tools that can be used to make business decisions and improve their farm business. These tools can be easily used by farmers in business operations: to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase net farm income, and improve overall quality of life.

1/7/16 8:30am - 12:30pm

The Intervale Center and The Carrot Project Present- Making It Happen: Profitability and Success

This workshop will help small farmers build sound financial systems. Farmers will learn effective financial management tools that can be used to make business decisions and improve their farm business. These tools can be easily used by farmers in business operations: to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase net farm income, and improve overall quality of life.

1/13/16 9:00am - 11:00am

Vergennes Regional Grower Meeting, Hosted by ACORN

All Addison County farmers and growers are invited! Learn about new market opportunities, discuss potential collaboration ideas, network and more!

1/15/16 9:00am - 4:30pm

Advanced Grazing: A Day-long Intensive with Jim Gerrish

Are you a farmer who has been managing pasture for a few years? Do you want to farm for environmental benefits AND to make money? Are you ready to move your grazing knowledge to a new level? This intensive is for you!

1/15/16 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Is a Dropping Milk Price Making You Think about Organic Transition?

Are you considering a transition to organic now or possibly sometime in the future? Have you begun an organic transition and want to better understand your marketing options? Join this workshop with Vermont's own Sarah Flack, Vermont Organic Farmers Dairy & Livestock Certification Specialist, and representatives from the major organic dairy companies around the region to learn more.

1/15/16 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Symphony of the Soil: Movie Screening

Whether you are a farmer or a passionate fan of well-produced food, you are invited for a movie night to learn about and celebrate the amazing substance that's the basis for nearly everything we grow and eat.

1/15/16 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Grazing Around the World: Presentation and Slide Show with Jim Gerrish

Have you ever wanted to travel around the world to learn more about grazing? Jim Gerrish has been there, taken pictures, collected great stories, and brought them back for us.

1/16/16 9:00am - 4:30pm

20th Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference

Following Friday's Intensive Workshops and fun evening events, join us for the Saturday Conference for lots of information you can use right now: from current research on forage and management practices, to next steps with Vermont's emergent Required Ag. Practices, to controlling parasites in small ruminants, to work in policy. And that's just for starters!

1/20/16 9:00am - 11:00am

Bristol Regional Grower Meeting, Hosted by ACORN

All Addison County farmers and growers are invited! Learn about new market opportunities, discuss potential collaboration ideas, network and more!

1/20/16 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Best Management Practices for On-Farm Climate Change Resilience in the Northeast

In this webinar, participants will become aware of the social, ecological and economic drivers and implications of certain management practices that may reduce farm-scale risks producers in the northeast face because of climate change.

1/26 - 28, 16

2016 Vermont Farm Show

For agricultural professionals and rural homeowners, the Vermont Farm Show is the best opportunity to meet with vendors, preview products and machinery, attend trade association meetings, seminars and network within the greater agricultural community all under the same roof.

1/27/16 4:00pm - 7:00pm

5th Annual Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show

Shop the Buy Local Market, watch the Capital Cook-Off, and participate in Universal Recycling demonstrations! This FREE event will be held in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Jct.

1/28/16 9:00am - 11:00am

Shoreham Regional Grower Meeting, Hosted by ACORN

All Addison County farmers and growers are invited! Learn about new market opportunities, discuss potential collaboration ideas, network and more!

1/28/16 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Creating an Inclusive Food Movement Webinar

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF), in partnership with Vermont Community Garden Network, presents the second in a series of webinars for grassroots groups.

2/1 - 14, 16

City Market's We ♥ Local Parnsips Recipe Contest

We’re all about celebrating the under-appreciated parsnip this winter, and what better way than to challenge you to a local parsnip recipe contest?

2/1/16 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free Internship & Employment Law Workshop for Farms and Food-Based Businesses

Farms and food-based businesses look to hire interns for a number of reasons, such as wanting to pass skills on to the next generation. However, there are some very serious legal considerations every agricultural and food business must be aware of before developing internships. To address these concerns, Sterling College is organizing a free two hour workshop.