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April 2014

March 3 – April 24, 2014
Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Locations: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier

COST: Free. Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above. Producers must follow these guidelines for items to be accepted.
CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

April 4-5, 2014
New Farmer Summit
Primrose Valley Farm, Belleville, WI

24 practical workshops will cover both the financial and growing sides of your farm business! Daily large group strategy sessions on land access and innovative ways to access capital. Formal and informal networking, seed swap, local organic food, and fun! Contact Lindsay Rebhan:
neworganicstewards@gmail.com
phone: 612-568-8083, or

Angie Sullivan, angie@mosesorganic.org,
phone: 715-778-5775

www.mosesorganic.org/newfarmersummit

April 8, 2014
Perennials in Your Food Production System
Minneapolis, Minn.

Perennials play a critical role in delivering the ecosystem services you need to produce nutrient-rich foods. If you are interested in creating a perennial system or adding a perennial backbone to your annual system this class will provide the tools you need. We will discuss the role of perennials and ways to incorporate them into your system. You will learn about useful native and edible perennials, look at the latest research on plants and what that means for your designs, and use the Natural Capital plant database as a tool for plant selection and design. For more information:
www.pricoldclimate.org/course-catalog/item/187-perennials-in-your-food-production-system

April 9, 2014
Organic Dairy Luncheon Discussion Meeting
Email: Elizabeth.burricter@gmail.com
Phone: 607-753-5078
Lansing, NY, 10:30am-2:30pm: Chuck and Andra Benson Farm, 112 Lansingville Road

Share experiences and identify goals for upcoming growing season, topics: herd health, nutrition, field crop production, building designs, pasture management; Fay Benson of the NY Organic Dairy Initiative will share fact sheets, videos, online resources, contact info for nutritionists, crop consultants and veterinarians with organic dairy expertise. Lunch provided. Register with Elizabeth.burricter@gmail.com or call Sharon VanDeuson at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County at 607-753-5078.

April 11, 2014
Organic Dairy Luncheon Discussion Meeting
Email: Elizabeth.burricter@gmail.com
Phone: 607-753-5078
Hammond, NY; 10:30am-2:30pm: Hammond Village Hall, 24 S. Main Street, hosted by Liz Bawden.

Share experiences and identify goals for upcoming growing season, topics: herd health, nutrition, field crop production, building designs, pasture management; Fay Benson of the NY Organic Dairy Initiative will share fact sheets, videos, online resources, contact info for nutritionists, crop consultants and veterinarians with organic dairy expertise. Lunch provided. Register with Elizabeth.burricter@gmail.com or call Sharon VanDeuson at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County at 607-753-5078.

April 11, 2014
Maine Organic Milk Producers Annual Meeting
Governors Restaurant, Waterville, ME

Maine Organic Milk Producers (MOMP) will hold it’s annual meeting on Friday, April 11th featuring Dr. Susan Beal, a homeopathic veterinarian, as the Keynote speaker. Representatives from Stonyfield, Horizon, Organic Valley, and Moo Milk will be present to discuss the opportunities to transition to organic milk production. Other topics and issues related to the organic dairy industry will also be addressed. All Maine organic milk producers are encouraged to attend and free lunch will be provided. Non-producers are also welcome, but lunch will cost $15.00. Please pre-register so that there is enough food for lunch. For more information, please contact Henry Perkins, MOMP President, email: bullridge@uninets.net; or Rick Kersbergen, email: richard.kersbergen@maine.edu, Phone: 207-838-0257.

April 12, 2014
Organic Livestock Health Care Workshop
Unity, Maine

Susan Beal, veterinarian and consultant for PASA, will be the speaker. Susan has a clear understanding of organic livestock care and its relation to physiology, nutrition, herbs and homeopathy. She will give a good overview related to all species.

Registration will be available on the MOFGA Country Store. For more information contact MOFGA: phone - 207-568-4142 , Email - mofga@mofga.org

April 14-17, 2014
Food Sovereignty Summit
Radisson Hotel, Green Bay, Wis.

The Oneida Nation, First Nations Development Institute, Intertribal Agriculture Council and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are pleased to announce the Food Sovereignty Summit will be held April 14-17, 2014, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is a forum for sharing and collaboration to build healthy food systems within our communities. Contact Bill Vervoort at 920-496-7423 or wvervoor@oneidanation.org.

www.firstnations.org/conferences/2014/food/summit.html

April 16, 2014
Organic Dairy Luncheon Discussion Meeting
Email: Elizabeth.burricter@gmail.com
Phone: 607-753-5078
Mohawk, NY, 10:30am-2:30pm: Dave Hardy Farm Shop, 718 Aney Hill Road, hosted by Dave Hardy.

Share experiences and identify goals for upcoming growing season, topics: herd health, nutrition, field crop production, building designs, pasture management; Fay Benson of the NY Organic Dairy Initiative will share fact sheets, videos, online resources, contact info for nutritionists, crop consultants and veterinarians with organic dairy expertise. Lunch provided. Register with Elizabeth.burricter@gmail.com or call Sharon VanDeuson at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County at 607-753-5078.

April 17, 2014
Organic Dairy Luncheon Discussion Meeting
Email: Elizabeth.burricter@gmail.com
Phone: 607-753-5078
Pavilion, NY, 10:30am-2:30pm, Tillotson Farm, 10771 Cook Road, hosted by Paul and Jason Tillotson.

Share experiences and identify goals for upcoming growing season, topics: herd health, nutrition, field crop production, building designs, pasture management; Fay Benson of the NY Organic Dairy Initiative will share fact sheets, videos, online resources, contact info for nutritionists, crop consultants and veterinarians with organic dairy expertise. Lunch provided. Register with Elizabeth.burricter@gmail.com or call Sharon VanDeuson at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County at 607-753-5078.


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