Seminar

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Meeting for Field and Forages - Middlebury, VT

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P R O G R A M  D E T A I L S

The program will provide updates on issues concerning agricultural crops, pest manage-ment and pesticide safety in Vermont and the Northeast.

Specific Topics Include:

  • Updates from the Vermont Agency of Agri-culture, Food & Markets (VAAFM)
  • VAAFM pesticide and nitrate ground and surface water sampling program and re-sults
  • Current understanding of glyphosate's risk profile
  • Understanding the development of cancer for pesticide applicators and handlers
  • Cover crop termination
  • Precision ag and pest management
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Initial Pesticide Certification Meeting - Burlington, VT

 
This program will provide review of the Northeast CORE Manual 3rd edition and the Vermont pesticide regulations necessary to understand to pass the Vermont Pesticide Applicator CORE exam. This review is NOT intended as a substitute for study of the manual and regulations. The CORE Exam will be given after the review in the afternoon from 2-4 p.m. (No category exams will be given but can be scheduled with VAAFM for a later date.)
Audience
This review is for anyone in the state of Vermont who uses, supervises, recommends, or sells pesticides and/or trains Worker Protection Standard handlers/workers including landscapers, nursery employees, farmers, agricultural employers (WPS compliance), garden center employees, pest control operators, government or municipal employees, university employees, etc.
Pesticide Applicators
This program will provide FOUR Vermont recertification credits. The exam is not required for those attending for credits.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Initial Pesticide Certification Meeting - White River Junction, VT

Registration information

This program will provide review of the Northeast CORE Manual 3rd edition and the Vermont pesticide regulations necessary to understand to pass the Vermont Pesticide Applicator CORE exam. This review is NOT intended as a substitute for study of the manual and regulations. The CORE Exam will be given after the review in the afternoon from 2-4 p.m. (No category exams will be given but can be scheduled with VAAFM for a later date.)
Audience
This review is for anyone in the state of Vermont who uses, supervises, recommends, or sells pesticides and/or trains Worker Protection Standard handlers/workers including landscapers, nursery employees, farmers, agricultural employers (WPS compliance), garden center employees, pest control operators, government or municipal employees, university employees, etc.
Pesticide Applicators
This program will provide FOUR Vermont recertification credits. The exam is not required for those attending for credits.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

2019 Industrial Hemp Conference

Please join University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crop & Soils Program and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets at this one-day conference to expand industrial hemp knowledge of farmers from seed to sales. Beginning at cultivation through processing and sales.

The welcome and plenary session will be given by Monique McHenry, PhD at UVM and Director of Cannabis Science and Medicine Program. She will talk about cannabis as a plant focusing on the taxonomic challenges and the chemicals that make this species unique. Our lunch speaker is Dr. Jay Noller who is a Professor and Head of the Crop and Soil Science Department at Oregon State University. He is an original leader for research and development for Oregon’s hemp industry.

View our detailed conference brochure here.

Multiple breakout sessions will include educational and information sharing opportunities on the types of hemp grown for food, fiber, and flower including breeding and selection of hemp for CBD production, and growing, harvesting, and drying/storage methods.

The conference is scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2019, 9am to 6pm at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT.

 

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Vermont Cannabis & Hemp Convention

Vermont Cannabis & Hemp Convention (3 Day Event: 5/17-5/19)
WhenFri, May 17, 2019, 9am – 5pm
WhereChamplain Valley Exposition Center (map)
DescriptionCOST: TBD New England’s largest cannabis convention returns to Vermont for its second year May 17-19, 2019 at the Champlain Valley Exposition. There will be two full days of exhibitions, educational seminars, and speakers related to medical marijuana, industrial hemp, CBD wellness products, and the ever-growing New England cannabis industry. This event is brought to you by New England Cannabis Conventions and Heady Vermont. Tickets will go onsale by January 2019. https://headyvermont.com/events/vtcann2019/ CONTACT: For questions, reach out to the organizers at--info@headyvermont.com or marc@necann.com
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

2019 Northern Tier Dairy Summit

Northern Tier Dairy Summit for free - lodging included. Summit is April 1-2, 2019 at Jay Peak Resort and is the launching point for innovative, collaborative work to address the current dairy situation

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:30am to Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30pm

Thanksgiving

Public · Hosted by VT Invasives and 2 others

Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Milton Grange
135 River Street, Milton, Vermont 05468

Event Date: 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2018 - 6:00PM TO 7:30PM

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Emerald Ash Borer Informational Meeting

Public · Hosted by VT Invasives and 2 others

Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Milton Grange
135 River Street, Milton, Vermont 05468

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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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               802.522.3502
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                            802.828.2433
  • 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