We would like to celebrate your sucess stories by featuring your organizations efforts during the months prior to the 2014 show. Photo Ops welcome!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
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 Contact: www.vermontbeekeepers.org
VT Maple Sugar Makers Assn. Meeting 12:00 noon - 3:30 p.m. Miller North (upstairs) Conference Rooms A and B Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop: "Bioenergy NOW! Made in Vermont?" VSJF- Netaka White 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Miller North (Upstairs) Hamlin Room - see topic summary at end of this listing Contact: email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
FFA Meeting and Competitions 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Blue Ribbon Pavilion and McEwing and Stevens Rooms Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop: Mineral Feeding Choices in an Organic Poultry Operation- a SARE Grant Presentation Carly & Aaron DelSIgnore Bell of Tide Mill Organic Farm 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Blue Ribbon Pavilion Bissonette Room-see topic summary at end of this listing Contact: email@example.com
FFA Foundation Board Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Blue Ribbon Pavilion Stevens Room Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
VT OrganicFarmers Assn. Meeting 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Miller North (upstairs) Room A Contact: Nicole@nofavt.org
VTC Alumni Assn. Reception 12:00 noon- 3:00 p.m. Miller North (upstairs) Hamblin Room Contact: IVansteamburg@vtc.vsc.edu
VT Speciality Food Assn. Board Meeting 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. WARE Building Conference Room Administrative Office, CVE Contact: email@example.com
Please note the Vt. Llama and Alpaca meeting has been cancelled.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
WORKSHOP: Update of Dairy Issues Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture 10:00 am - 11:45 a.m. Pavilion Building Bissonette Room- see topic summary at end of this listing Contact: Diane.Bothfeld@state.vt.us
"WDEV will provide a special "Cow Hour" Musical Interlude during the last day of the Vermont Farm Show - Thursday, January 31st. After speaking with Ken Squier on Saturday during the "Music to Go to the Dump Show", management of the Farm Show and Mr. Squier agreed to a one hour special to honor all the dairy farmers attending the Farm Show and the Dairy Banquet on Thursday. Please listen in to WDEV 550AM throughout the week as they report from the Farm Show, but pay special attention on Thursday as they help honor Vermont's hard working dairy farmers!"
Featured Topics and Speaker Info.
Netaka White is the Bioenergy Program Director for the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. He will be showing some of the videos, "Bioenergy NOW! Made in Vermont?", that highlight the farmers involved in bioenergy fuel production in Vermont by growing crops, processing animal feed and fuel. The workshop will be an hour long presentation and discussion of the films and information relevant to on-farm feed and fuel production as something VSJF can offer the agricultural community. Visit the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative online: http://www.vsjf.org/projects/1/vermont-bioenergy-initiative
Carly and Aaron DelSignore Bell are certified organic farmers on the coast of Maine who will report on the findings of their SARE project completed in 2012. The project's aim was to record the affect of four mineral supplements on the health, growth rate and nutritional content of cornish cross boilers. They will address the question: "Does feeding choices such as " colloidal clay, powdered rock minerals, a mineral supplement blend, granular humates, or combinations of these minerals and humates, contribute to better grain utilization, healthier meat and less polluting manure in an organic pasture poultry farming operation?" They own and operate Tide Mill Organic Farm in Edmunds, Maine, a nine generation family farm raising organic meats, vegetables, milk, and balsam products with tradition, integrity and values. Please visitwww.tidemillorganicfarm.com for more information.
Diane Bothfeld is Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and has a strong background in dairy policy. Born and raised on a dairy in Cabot, she began her career with UVM Extension. In 1995, she began working for the St. Albans CoOperative and moved to the Agency in 2005. She is currently the Director of Dairy Policy, Director of Administrative Services and Agriculture Development for the Agency. She has been offering her Dairy Updates Workshop at the Farm Show for several years.