VERMONT FARM SHOW SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS, SEMINARS, EVENTS. JANUARY 28,29,30th, 2014
MILLER BUILDING COMPLEX
The following is a listing of Association meetings and seminars by date. Show exhibits and vendors remain on site for all three days so whatever meeting you choose to attend, you still will see the best of what Vermont offers.
Admission and parking are always free, Pay it forward if you can, bring a non-perishable food donation for the Vermont Foodbank.
Free immunizations against, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, will be available Jan. 28-Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Healthy Farmers-Healthy Farms booth # 165-168. Quantities are limited- some restrictions apply. Free health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose monitoring and DermaScan screening for sun damage and information will be available there.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Show Hours 9am-5pm
VT/NH Christmas Tree Association Meeting 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Blue Ribbon Pavilion Bissonette Room Contact: www.nh-vtchristmastree.org
VT Beekeepers Association Meeting 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Blue Ribbon Pavilion McEwing/Stevens Rooms
8:45 Setup, Registration 9:15 Welcome – President, Kim Greenwood 9:20 Bee Inspector's Report, Steve Parise, VT Agency of Agriculture · Results of honey show and contest · Apiary Statistics Report 10:00 Vermont Farm Show - VBA Booth – Kim Greenwood 10:15 Business Meeting
10:45 Morning Session - “Wild Pollinators in Vermont” Taylor Ricketts –UVMProfessor, Environment and Natural Resources; 12:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00 Afternoon Session - “My trip to England, and the National Honey Show” Mike Palmer – French Hill Apiaries 2:15 Mobile Mentor Program Report, Kim Greenwood VTC Honey Production Course – Kim Greenwood 2:30 “Increasing Summer Bloom of Clovers in Hay Fields and Pasture" Sid Bosworth, Extension Agronomist, UVM Plant and Soil Science Department 2:45 Nominations announcement for 2014 Vermont Beekeeper of the Year – Michael Willard
3:00 "Show and Tell" by the Membership 3:15 Local Clubs Update 3:30 Summer Meeting 3:45 Adjourn Contact: www.vermontbeekeepers.org
VT Sheep and Goat Association Meeting 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Blue Ribbon Pavilion Building
Uncommon Grounds will be providing coffee, tea and treats. Just Delicious Catering will be providing sandwiches, salad and dessert. RSVP so we have enough food for you! RSVP to Bay at email@example.com
THE AGENDA! 10:00 Welcome History of VSGA Current VSGA Treasurer’s report Website update Membership update Wool pool update Newsletter update Introduction of Joe Emenheiser, our new UVM Extension Livestock Specialist 12:00 – 12:30 lunch provided Master Shepherd’s Class review and looking ahead to 2014 Festival update Election of officers Other business – directed by the membership. A time to bring up issues, thoughts that we did not touch on during the day. 1:30 – Adjourn
Board members needed: At the Annual Meeting we will be electing additional members to the VSGA Board; please consider joining us! We could use a couple of members that are willing to take on some of the smaller tasks (examples: organizing our conference displays or assisting with the wool pool). Perhaps you have another task in mind? Contact: Dave Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
VT Maple Sugar Makers Assn. Meeting and Banquet 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m. Miller North (Upstairs) Conference Rooms A and B Board Meeting – Miller North Hamlin Room Contact: email@example.com
VT Alpaca Assn. Meeting 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. WARE Administration Building Conference Room Contact: Dave Van Gelder 802-754-2021
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Show Hours 9am-7pm
FFA Meeting and Competitions 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Blue Ribbon Pavilion and McEwing/Stevens Rooms Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vermont Council on Rural Development 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Blue Ribbon Pavilion Bissonette Room Contact: Margaret McCoy email@example.com
VT Beef Producers Assn. Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Blue Ribbon Pavilion Bissonette Room Jake Claro of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund will discuss the Farm to Plate Program and its impact on the Vermont beef producers and Joe Ememheiser, our new UVM Extension Diversified Agricultural Specialist, will share his vision for the continued growth of diversified agriculture in our state. Both gentlemen will field questions from the audience. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the popular Farm Show on Consumer day and meet friends, both old and new. The VBPA welcomes all beef producers and those curious about the industry whether a member or not. The programs alone are worth the visit. Lunch is available in the Expo Center. Contact: Steve Brown 802-457-1196
FFA Foundation Board Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blue Ribbon Pavilion Stevens Room Contact: Alan Curler firstname.lastname@example.org
VT Organic Farmers Assn. Meeting 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Miller North (Upstairs) Room A Contact: Nicole@nofavt.org
VTC Alumni Ass'n. Reception 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Miller North (Upstairs) Hamlin Community Room 12-12:15 President Phil Conroy College Overview 12:15-12:30 Dr. Chris Dutton Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems 12:30-3 Enjoy refreshments and conversation with your fellow alumni. Contact: IVansteamburg@vtc.vsc.edu
VT Specialty Foods Assn. Board Meeting 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. WARE Administration Building Conference Room Contact: email@example.com
VDIA Annual Dairy Farmers Banquet 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Pavilion Building Doors open at 11:30 am. Program starts promptly at noon.
The Vermont Dairy Industry Association, in cooperation with the Vermont Farm Show and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, invites you to the Dairy Farmers' Appreciation Banquet.
Vermont's highest-quality-milk award winners, Finley Award recipient, and Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year will be recognized at this midday celebration.
Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved in advance by contacting Alan Curler at 802-498-5711 firstname.lastname@example.org. A number of tickets will be available for sale at the farm show. Payment at the door is accepted by cash or check only. Buffet dinner is provided by The Abbey. Contact: Paul Kindstedt email@example.com
We would like to celebrate your success stories by featuring your organizations efforts during the weeks prior, during and after the 2014 show. Photo Ops welcome! Always looking for meeting agendas or information on speakers, topics.