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1/9/17 7:30am - 1/18/17 4:00pm

Fundamentals of Artisan Cheese

An intensive cheesemaking course taught by world-renowned, master cheesemaker, Ivan Larcher.

1/17/17 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Transitioning a Dairy Farm to Organic

Do Low Milk Prices Have You Thinking About Organic Transition? Is organic dairy production something you have considered, or are curious about?

1/19/17 7:00pm - 7:30pm

The Local Motive: Part 1 Introduction/Production

Our grandparents' generation knew where their food came from but, today, food is much more readily available and commonly delivered through a vast, global industrialized system. Seasonality is less a factor in our daily diets, and doesn't always affect availability or affordability. While this miracle of industrialization allows for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food, one cost of these innovations has been the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. The Local Motive is an opportunity to change that.

1/20 - 21, 17

21st Annual Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference

The annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference is the premier event in New England for livestock farmers of all management types, animal species, and farm sizes. Typically drawing 350+ farmers and ag. service providers from six Northeastern states, this event is an excellent place for peer-to-peer learning among livestock farmers, and for those working with livestock producers to communicate their messages.

1/23/17 9:00am - 1/27/17 4:00pm

Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics

This course will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Students will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts. Value added processing, such as sausage, smoked hams, and bacon will also be covered. The course will place an emphasis on food safety, sourcing, and maintaining high utilization of whole animals.

1/26/17 7:00pm - 7:30pm

The Local Motive: Part 2 Processing

Our grandparents' generation knew where their food came from but, today, food is much more readily available and commonly delivered through a vast, global industrialized system. Seasonality is less a factor in our daily diets, and doesn't always affect availability or affordability. While this miracle of industrialization allows for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food, one cost of these innovations has been the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. The Local Motive is an opportunity to change that.

1/27/17 4:00pm - 8:30pm

In Good Taste 2017

A fabulous sip and taste event that shines the spotlight on growers, producers, brewers, vintners, and culinary artisans who live and work in Northwest Vermont. Sample their wares and browse the delicious products available for sale at the event. We'll give you a handy, re-usable shopping bag so making purchases is easy! Live Music provided by Carol Ann Jones & Jon Sochin.

1/30 - 2/12/17

We ♥ Local Cornmeal Recipe Contest

City Market, Onion River Co-op is all about celebrating local cornmeal this winter, and what better way than to challenge you to a local cornmeal recipe contest? Did you know, cornmeal can be used for so much more than just cornbread? Get creative (experiment with savory and sweet!) and you could win fabulous prizes! Enter your recipe between January 30 – February 12 for your chance to win. The top 3 recipes will be sampled and voted on by the public in the store on Friday, February 24 and at the Burlington Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, February 25.

1/30/17 7:30am - 2/3/17 5:00pm

The Art and Science of Brewing

Icons in the craft brewing revolution, Anders Kissmeyer and Jan Paul, are coming to Sterling College to teach the "The Art and Science of Brewing". The class will allow ample one-on-one time with these acclaimed brewmasters and entrepreneurs, and will prepare both ambitious home-brewers and aspiring craft beer impresarios to radically rethink their beers.

1/30/17 10:00am - 3:00pm

Farm Labor Management: Developing Leadership and Human Resource Management Skills

Farmers and Agricultural Professionals are invited to a four-session series to build farmers’ skills in managing their labor force. This series brings in nationally recognized industry professionals to guide participants through the legal aspects of employment law, training employees to create efficient teams and operations, setting clear expectations for daily goals, effective communication and performance management skills, and the ability to calculate the true costs of each employee and when it makes sense to hire people versus buy equipment. Finally we will wrap up the series with how to find good employees and create effective new hire training and job descriptions.

1/30/17 10:00am - 12:00pm

Transitioning a Dairy Farm to Organic

Do Low Milk Prices Have You Thinking About Organic Transition? Is organic dairy production something you have considered, or are curious about?

1/31 - 2/2/17

Vermont Farm Show

For agricultural professionals and rural homeowners, the Vermont Farm Show is still 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.

1/31/17 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Farm to Institution Training for Food Service Consultants

You're invited to join Farm to Institution New England on Jan. 31st from 1 to 2 p.m. EST for a farm to institution training to learn how you can succeed in reaching local food purchasing goals by better understanding food service specifications, RFPs, proposal development, and management. This webinar is designed for food service consultants and other food value chain facilitators. The webinar will include a live case study sharing how the University of Vermont navigated a cutting edge RFP process by working with a food service consultant and engaging the campus community.

2/1/17 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show

Celebrate Vermont Agriculture at the 6th Annual Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show!