The International Workshop on Agritourism is Coming to Vermont!

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets You’re invited to join agriculture and tourism industry professionals from around the world for the International Workshop on Agritourism! This exciting event, taking place in Burlington from August 30th-September 1st, 2022, will include educational sessions, poster presentations, hands-on workshops, farm tours, and networking events.

Farmers, agricultural service providers, tourism experts, and those interested in learning more about agritourism are all encouraged to attend and share your own knowledge, experiences, and expertise. This is a rare opportunity for our state to host this international event!

The registration fee of $500 for the three-day conference also includes farm visits on Wednesday afternoon. Details on the farm visits are here and the full conference schedule here.

The registration fee will increase by $50 after July 15th, and it looks like the conference might sell out, so don’t miss your chance. Register now!

There are scholarships available for Vermont agricultural producers who would like to attend. Funding for these scholarships is limited, so please apply today!

Farm to Plate RFP

Vermont Farm to Plate welcomes you to be a part of its in-person 2022 Annual Gathering on November 10th at Killington Resort. We are seeking workshop proposals and ideas that reflect this year’s theme, “Cultivating Connections.”

More than ever, we need approaches, models, programs, and innovation in the private and public sectors alike that bring people together and strengthen the environmental, social, and economic fabric of our food system.

Do you have an idea for a workshop, training, etc.? Please submit a proposal for a breakout session.

Submission Deadline: August 5th

UVM Vet Series

University of Vermont, with support from the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center, will offer a workshop series focused on cow herd health led by Dr. Dayna Locitzer, large animal vet at Green Mountain Bovine Clinic in NH.

This free series will offer a combination of farm-based and virtual workshops on herd health. Open to attendees from all geographic areas. 

If you are interested please click here to register. The first in the series is an on-farm workshop at Richardson Family Farm in Hartland, VT on physical exams of herds and individual cows. 

Workshop: July 14th, 10-12:00pm ET

Join NOFA-VT and their co-hosts for a forum with Vermont’s congressional candidates to hear their vision and priorities for the future of Vermont food and agriculture.

During the forum, you will have the opportunity to hear from multiple candidates as they respond to questions submitted by Vermonters across the state. Participating candidates include Becca Balint, Sianay Chase-Clifford, Liam Madden, Ericka Redic, and Molly Gray.

Registration is required. RSVP to get the information you need to join on Zoom!

Forum: July 18th from 7-8:30pm ET


Climate Smart Farming Practices

Join this farm walk at Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center to learn about their climate friendly farming practices. See first hand how Vermont organic farmers are taking climate action, protecting natural resources, storing carbon, and building resiliency. Learn about cover cropping, no-till strawberries, and cut flowers. 

Goodies from the on-site cafe will be provided. Consider arriving early to check out the farm stand or do the self-guided tour to see even more and experience the farm in the height of the growing season!

This event is free and open to all. Please RSVP. Rain date is Sunday, July 17th.

Farm Walk: July 16th from 4-5:30pm ET


Fantastic Farmer Award Nominations

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