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1/5/21 12:00am - 2/5/21 11:30pm

Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training

Registration Open to Vermonters for Remote Training

1/20/21 3:00pm - 5/12/21 4:30pm

Farm to School Professional Development Series

New virtual professional development series for Vermont K-12 teachers implementing food systems, nutrition education, and hands-on learning opportunities into their curriculum. Topics include food justice, trauma informed practices, student engagement, school gardening and cooking.

1/23/21 9:00am - 3/21/21 4:00pm

Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics

This training will cover the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts. Value added processing, such as sausage, smokes hams, and bacon will also be covered, with an emphasis on food safety, sourcing, and maintaining high utilization of whole animals. Butchering Basics can be taken as a three-part series or individually by animal interest

2/1 - 7, 21

Vermont Hot Chocolate Week

DigInVT’s Vermont Hot Chocolate Week is a celebration of this delicious winter beverage, as well as all the Vermont ingredients you need to make it - whether it’s a kid-friendly option or an adult, boozy version. The Green Mountain State has the cows and dairy farmers, chocolate makers, chefs, and distillers, so cozy up with a mug this February and all winter long!

2/7/21 3:00pm - 3/4/21 1:00pm

NOFA-VT 39th Annual Winter Conference

This February, in lieu of our in-person conference, we are planning an incredible month-long series of events with many different opportunities for community building and connection through workshops, speakers and film.

2/11/21 11:30am - 1:30pm

Virtual Advocacy Training 4 Farmers

Join Rural Vermont, NOFA-VT and Action Circles between February and April for our Small Farm Action Day event series of two subsequent events per month. This event is the first of two subsequent events in February, a “Virtual Advocacy Training 4 Farmers” where farmers, farm workers, foodies and activists learn about virtual advocacy, RV and NOFA-VT issues and get to prepare a presentation of their own issues to legislators.

2/16/21 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Understanding Purchase and Sale Agreements in Real Estate Transactions

The Conservation Law Foundation, the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, and Legal Food Hub partners present a free webinar on purchase and sale agreements for farms and food businesses.

2/17/21 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Agritourism within the US Racial Justice Movement

Join the International Workshop on Agritourism for this gathering focused on the role of agritourism within the racial justice movement in the United States. Panelists from both urban and rural perspectives will discuss the potential for farm-based education and sales of local products to serve as tools in the pursuit of racial equity and social justice in food systems.

2/18/21 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Green Drinks–Food Security in the Upper Valley

Learn how the pandemic has changed food security in the Upper Valley, and how groups in our region are combatting hunger.

2/23/21 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Resolving Challenging Issues through Agricultural Mediation

The Conservation Law Foundation, the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, and Legal Food Hub partners present a free webinar for farms on agricultural mediation.

2/24/21 10:30am - 12:00pm

Farmer Meet and Greet with Legislators

Join Rural Vermont, NOFA-VT and Action Circles between February and April for our Small Farm Action Day event series of two subsequent events per month. This is the second event in the month of February, a “Farmer Meet and Greet with Legislators” - a lunchtime zoom meeting where participants of the advocacy training get to present their issue to legislators followed by questions, brief discussions and most importantly the ability to advance a cause through relationship building. Anyone is welcome to RSVP for this event to listen in, regardless of a participation at the advocacy training - legislators are highly encouraged to do so!

2/25/21 7:00pm - 8:30pm

A Just Transition in Education and Community Organizing

Kali Akuno, Director Cooperation Jackson, discusses the Just Transition as a framework for planning our transition from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.