2021 Hemp Production Webinar Series

Join us for our new 2021 Hemp Production Webinar Series! We are still developing it and would love to hear from you on any topics you would like to see covered and addressed! Feel free to contact Susan Brouillette,, or Heather Darby,, or 802-524-6501 to let us know.

Our first webinar on Monday, April 12 from Noon to 1:00 p.m., EST, will be on Growing High Quality Hemp Starts. The focus will be on lighting requirements of hemp seedlings, as well as producing certified organic hemp starts. Please view the Series Flyer for more details and bios on the speakers for Monday’s webinar, who include Gretchen Schimelpfenig, Lauren Tonti, and Chris Grigsby.

There is no cost to attend. To join the Zoom webinar Click here or enter the link into your web browsers.

We look forward to having you join us on Monday, April 12 for the kick-off webinar to this Hemp Production Series!

Questions? Contact or 802-524-6501 x432.

This series and other events can be found on our Conferences and Events web page –

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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 –


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) –

Thursday, February 20, 2020 (All day)

Climate Resiliency and Pasture Management Workshop

Joshua Faulkner, UVM Farming & Climate Change Coordinator, will lay a foundation for climate science and agric. related climate data and research. Sarah Flack, consultant, will lead a pasture walk and discuss improving soil health and pasture irrigation. Nick Comerci, NRCS, will share technical and financial information for pasture irrigation. 

Contact Sarah Damsell, Orleans County NRCD for info, or 802-334-6090 ext. 7008. Free event with lunch included.

Tuesday, August 27, 10:30 am—2:00 pm

Butterworks Farm, 421 Trumpass Road, Westfield, VT 05874.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 2:00pm

Dairy and Forage Production and Nutrient Management

Join UVM Extension Agronomist Heather Darby, Sarah Flack, Livestock Production Consultant, and host Guy Choiniere for a farm tour and discussion on grass-fed dairy production, soil fertility and nutrient management, forage production and quality, and much more. The Choiniere’s farm is grass-fed and emphasizes the importance of supporting for-age and animal productivity and quality through managing soil fertility and health.

Free event with lunch provided. Pre-registration requested. Click here to register online or call Susan at 802-524-6501. Register by Monday (August 26) for lunch count!

Wed., August 28, 10:30 am -2:00pm

Choiniere’s Dairy, 2465 Gore Road, Highgate, VT 05459


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Annual Field Day

The UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Annual Field Day is Thursday, July 25 and our theme this year is Twelve Years of Research – But Wait, There’s More!  It’s a full day event and will get underway at 10 a.m. sharp with a tour of the farm and many of its research plots and experiments involving perennial grasses, soybeans, small grains, nematode trials, corn and interseeding, hemp, hops and legume trials, among other crops. Trials also test new equipment and crop management strategies.

Following a BBQ lunch, in-depth workshops will be offered on cover crops, beans and corn, hemp and hops, and getting started with grazing. Participants also will learn about precision agriculture from Scott Magnan's Custom Service in St. Albans.

Cost is $25 per participant and $10 per farmer. Register now at or call Susan at 802-524-6501.


View our Annual Field Day flyer here.


You can view this annual field day information and all our upcoming and past events information on our website -


Sponsorship, exhibiting, and the Tasting Tent vendors are all still available – email or call me (Susan).


Thank you!


Check out our NEW website -


Susan Brouillette

Program Manager


University of Vermont Extension

Northwest Crops & Soils Program

278 South Main Street, Suite 2

St. Albans, VT 05478-1866

Phone: 802-524-6501

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Increasing Efficiency Using Lean Techniques

12/4/18 10:00am - 3:00pm

Increasing Efficiency Using Lean Techniques with Ellen Polishuk

Increasing profitability is gained through upping efficiency. But, what does that actually look like on a farm? Come and learn about getting more production with less work by implementing various tools and techniques, including those gleaned from lean farm principles. Topics covered will include: recognizing & reducing waste, maximizing labor input, work flow, organization & decluttering, and “planfulness.”

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Winter Wellness and Fire Cider Preparation

11/28/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Winter Wellness and Fire Cider Preparation with Spoonful Herbals
Using ingredients grown on Shelburne Farms, prepare Fire Cider, a vinegar infusion of herbs and vegetables.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


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