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10/3/21 3:00pm - 6:30pm

2021 Harvest Festival – Vermont Farmers Food Center

Join us for our annual Harvest Festival on October 3rd featuring dinner prepared by local chefs and restaurants, lawn games, live music, and local beer and beverages. RSVP now!

10/4/21 11:00am - 10/8/21 2:00pm

Rooting Out Racism: A Virtual Anti-Racism Training for those Working with Land and Agriculture

A Virtual Anti-Racism Workshop for those working with land and food. Hosted by the Farm-Based Education Network

10/5/21 11:30am - 12:30pm

Building a Regional Taste, Trade and Identity: International Case Study on Cider

Join panelists from the UK, Japan and the US as they discuss their work in cider promotion as an example of how distinctive, value-added products support the viability of farming and evoke a local food culture and sense of place that is closely tied to agriculture.

10/8/21 9:00am - 10/9/21 4:30pm

Artificial Insemination of Dairy Cattle and Reproductive Management

Learn about the bovine reproductive cycle and common reproductive management interventions.

10/9/21 9:00am - 10/10/21 4:00pm

Beef Butchery

This session will focus on the breakdown and various cuts of a beef half. Participants will practice and feel confident breaking down a half beef into steaks, roasts, stew meat, etc

10/17/21 9:30am - 3:00pm

On-Farm Slaughter Workshop with Mary Lake @ Strafford Village Farm in Strafford 10/17/21

This is an educational workshop series on the slaughter and the processing of sheep guided by Mary Lake. On-Farm Slaughter is part of peoples’ food sovereignty, which currently proves to be essential for our food system’s resilience. This humane way of slaughter on farms is a decentralized opportunity for farmers to increase direct-to-consumer relationships and sales in response to the increased bottlenecks at slaughterhouses. RV, VGFA, VSGA and NOFA-VT members get $10 off registration fees.

10/20/21 9:00am - 12:00pm

How To Sell Your Products and Services Online

Times have changed and it is now more important than ever to offer your products and services to your customers online. We'll show you how.

10/20/21 9:30am - 12:00pm

USDA State Technical Committee Meeting

The Vermont USDA State Technical Committee (STC) provides information, analysis and recommendations on a wide variety of policy issues to NRCS. Although State Technical Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations. The public is invited to attend.