Opportunities To Learn About Veteran Farming at 6th Annual NEK Veterans Summit





6th Annual NEK Veterans Summit: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Lyndon State College


7:00 to 8:00 am

Exhibitor Setup (Location: Stannard Gym)



8:00 to 9:00 am

Summit Check-in and Information Table: (Location: ATT Foyer)

Exhibitor Booths: OPEN (Location: Stannard Gym)

Hot Breakfast Buffet (Location: Stannard Gym)



9:00 to 9:05 am

Presentation of the Colors and the National Anthem (Location: ATT)

—Orleans County Military Honors Detail

—National Anthem performed by Miss Emma Strange



9:05 to 9:15 am

Welcome Remarks (Location: ATT)

—Thom Anderson, Advisor to the Veterans Club

—Elaine Collins, President, Northern Vermont University


9:15 to 9:25 am

Vermont State Colleges Welcome Address (Location: ATT)

—Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges


9:25 to 9:30 am

Governor’s Welcome

— Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont


9:30 to 9:40 am

Special Address

— Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman of Vermont


9:40 to 9:55 am

Keynote Address (Location: ATT)

Lt. Mark Fountain, Honor Flight New England


9:55 to 10:20 am

Summit Address (Location: ATT)

—Acting Director Matthew Mulcahy, WRJ VA Medical Center


10:20 to 10:45 am

Guest Veteran

Thomas WhorlMarine, Author, Student


10:45 to 11:10

Special Guest

Melissa JacksonCEO/Administrator, Vermont Veterans’ Home






11:30 to 12:20 pm

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Homeless Veterans (Location: ACT T202)

  • Veteran Farming (Location: LAC 412)

  • Student Veterans (Location: LAC 342)

  • Veterans Employment Opportunities (Location LAC 343)



Employment Opportunities for Veterans—Vermont Veterans Employment Network

Please visit the Vermont Department of Labor booth located at booth number 55I and the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) booth located at 41H, both located in the Stannard Gym. Information, resources, and private one on one meetings in LAC 343 are available to veterans looking for employment during the event.


Lunch 12:20– 12:55 pm

Lunch by voucher at the StevensDining Hall. Vouchers included with name tag. Lunch is available from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.


OPEN: Exhibitor Booths, Stand Down,and Mobile Vet Center in the Stannard Gym and Circular Drive


1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Women Veterans (women only) (Location: LAC 400)

  • Mental Health Awareness for Veterans and their Families (Location: ACT T202)

  • Sierra Club Military Outdoors (LAC 342)

  • Veterans Employment Opportunities (Location LAC 343)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Public Concert (Location: ATT)

—Vermont’s Own 40th Army Band



Coffee Break with Veteran Service Organizations and Exhibitors. The Mobile Vet Center, and veteran service organization booths will be on hand throughout the day to provide key information and resources important to the veteran community, including a “Stand Down” hosted by the VA. Exhibitor Booths and the VA Stand Down are located in the Stannard Gym. The Mobile Vet Center is located in the Circular Drive near the ATT Theater.

5th Annual Ian Muller Rail Jam at Burke Mountain Resort Saturday, March 10, 2018

Location: The Shelburne Base Lodge at Burke Mountain, 223 Sherburne Lodge Road, East Burke, VT

Time: Post Summit

Tribute to Ian Muller and other fallen heroes, Scholarship Ceremony, Cash Bar, and Live Entertainment

Post-Summit Event at Burke Mountain, Sunday, March 11, 2018 Free Lift Tickets for Veterans and their Immediate Family Members Proof of Service Required

Location: Burke Mountain, 223 Sherburne Lodge Road, East Burke, VT

Sunday 3/11 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free Lift Tickets for Veterans and their Immediate Family Members (Proof of Service Required)

SAVE THE DATE: 7TH Annual Northern Vermont Veterans Summit March 9, 2019 at Northern Vermont University—Johnson Campus

WiFi Instructions: Choose “NVU” under the wireless options and then enter the following:

Username: veterans - Password: veterans2018

Note: Presenters using our teacher stations will log-in with the same username and password


The Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center is offering a lodging package at a deeply discounted rate for anyone attending the Summit. The hotel has a heated outdoor pool (year round) and hot tub, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and the View Pub with excellent views. Two people can stay from $155/night plus tax in a studio suite. To make reservations, please contact the reservation desk at

866-966-4820 and use PROMO CODE: “MJAM” to receive the lodging discount. http://skiburke.com/