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Consumer night at the Vermont Farm Show

CONSUMER NIGHT AT THE VERMONT FARM SHOW

Event Details

Celebrate the diversity of Vermont Agriculture at the 9th Annual Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show! Open on the second night of the Farm Show, local food, beverages, and crafts will take center stage in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion where attendees can learn about, sample, and purchase a broad range of some of Vermont’s best agricultural products.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 | 4 PM - 7 PM
Champlain Valley Exposition | Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Champlain Valley Expo
105 Pearl St, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452

Free Admission and Parking!

 

 

Schedule of Events

4:00 - 7:00 PM:  Buy Local Market     

Sample and shop great Vermont products at the Buy Local Market featuring prepared meals, local dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables, maple syrup, honey, condiments, wine, beer, spirits, wool, and handmade crafts and ready-to-eat prepared foods.

5:15 – 6:15 PM: Capital Cook-Off

Vermont State Representatives, State Senators and Agency of Agriculture staff face off in a fast-paced cooking contest where a secret ingredient presented by Rooted in Vermont is revealed at the last minute which teams must incorporate into their dishes.  Judges and attendees have the opportunity to taste the dishes and vote for the 2020 winner. 

6:30 PM: Raffle Winners Announced

Make a purchase from any vendor at the Buy Local Market and receive a ticket to be entered into the raffle to win exciting prizes from local businesses!

6:45 PM: Capital Cook-Off Winners Announced

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

NMP update session at the Rutland Library

 

NMP Update sessions with Poultney Mettowee Conservation District staff will be tentatively held Friday January 31 from 10am-3pm at the Rutland Free Library.

 
"Sessions available for those folks who have already taken an NMP class to update your plan. We provide assistance, and quiet space for you to get your updates done!"

 NMP update Session flyer

 
PLEASE RSVP!
Please let us know if you are coming so we can plan accordingly
Jennifer Alexander 802-558-6470
Stefano Pinna 802-373-5766
 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

St. Albans Custom Manure Applicator Certification and Training

A custom applicator review and exam session will be held at the St. Albans American Legion on February 4th from 2:30-3:30.

Per the Vermont Required Agricultural Practices, any full-time custom manure applicators need to become certified with VAAFM to operate within the State.  To become certified, custom applicators must pass the Custom Manure Applicator Exam. The exam is 20 multiple choice questions. Certification lasts for 5 years but must be renewed annually.

Attached as a PDF are all dates, times, and locations of custom applicator review and exams (review and exam held on the same day). The review and exam are free, but a $30 certification fee is required to operate for the 2020 season. Please be prepared to pay the certification fee of $30 at the time of the exam.  Make checks payable to VAAFM. Those who attend will receive one custom applicator educational credit. 

NOTE: Seasonal, part time, or other staff must also be trained in methods or techniques to minimize runoff to surface water when spreading manure.  How you demonstrate your staff are trained is up to you. These review/exam sessions are also a great way to train staff.  Alternatively, training is available online through the Vermont Custom Manure Applicator Online Training course.  Go to https://campus.extension.org/ to create your free account and take the online course. The online course is not a substitute for certification.

Please let us know you are coming.  RSVP to:

Lindsey Ruhl

(802) 524-6501

LRUHL@UVM.EDU

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 2:30am to 3:30am

Craftsbury Custom Applicator Certification and Training

A custom applicator review and exam session will be held at Sterling College in Craftsbury on February 6th from 2:30-3:30.

Per the Vermont Required Agricultural Practices, any full-time custom manure applicators need to become certified with VAAFM to operate within the State.  To become certified, custom applicators must pass the Custom Manure Applicator Exam. The exam is 20 multiple choice questions. Certification lasts for 5 years but must be renewed annually.

Attached as a PDF are all dates, times, and locations of custom applicator review and exams (review and exam held on the same day). The review and exam are free, but a $30 certification fee is required to operate for the 2020 season. Please be prepared to pay the certification fee of $30 at the time of the exam.  Make checks payable to VAAFM. Those who attend will receive one custom applicator educational credit. 

NOTE: Seasonal, part time, or other staff must also be trained in methods or techniques to minimize runoff to surface water when spreading manure.  How you demonstrate your staff are trained is up to you. These review/exam sessions are also a great way to train staff.  Alternatively, training is available online through the Vermont Custom Manure Applicator Online Training course.  Go to https://campus.extension.org/ to create your free account and take the online course. The online course is not a substitute for certification.

Please let us know you are coming.  RSVP to:

Lindsey Ruhl

(802) 524-6501

LRUHL@UVM.EDU

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

NEK Hemp Workshop

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH HEMP IN THE NEK

A free workshop at the Barton Municipal Hall will discuss the challenges and success of growing hemp this season, and include an update on federal and state hemp regulations & policies. Join the Caledonia & Orleans County Natural Resources Conservation Districts, UVM Extension’s Heather Darby, and representatives from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets for a workshop covering what worked and what didn’t work – focusing on soil and water quality – during the 2019 hemp growing season.

SEE FLYER

Workshop details:

12:30 – 12:50 – Welcome, presenter introductions

12:50 – 1:50 – Farmer Panel & Interactive Session – What worked and didn’t work during the 2019 season?

2:00 – 2:45 – Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension – 2019 season overview, fertility, Q & A

2:45 – 3:30 – Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets – 2019 season overview, updates on rulemaking, registration, program requirements and expectations, and inspections for 2020, Q & A

RSVP REQUIRED – contact Emily Irwin at 802-624-7022 or emily.irwin@vt.nacdnet.net or Kerry O’Brien at 802- 424-3149 or kerry.obrien@vt.nacdnet.net

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

2020 Industrial Hemp Conference

Registration is open for the 2020 Industrial Hemp Conference scheduled for Feb. 20, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington, VT.

Cost is $100 per participant and $75 for the live online broadcast. 

 

Register here – https://bit.ly/2BR1plT

 

Note that we have a new registration system at UVM, which is called the UVM’s Non-Credit Course Catalog. All payments are being asked to be done this way. Go online or call them directly to register over the phone, 802-656-8407.

 

Sponsors and Exhibitors are still welcome – we haven’t booked all the spots yet! You still have the opportunity to gain a promotional item with your business logo on it with our Titanium Sponsorship. The November 15th deadline is extended to the end of the month. But please reserve your spot soon! Click here for the reservation form.

 

We have a 2020 Industrial Hemp Conference web page that we will update with new information when available (topics and guest speakers) – go.uvm.edu/2020hempconference

Thursday, February 20, 2020 (All day)

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Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.3132
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431