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NODPA’s 10th Annual Field Days And Producer Meeting
October 7 and 8, MOFGA's Common Ground Fairgrounds in Unity Main

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE MEETING!

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Noon to 1 pm
  Registration
1:00-4:30 pm   MOFGA Fairgrounds: Demonstrations, Workshops, Displays, Greenhouse and Farm Tours focused on successful renewable energy projects
4:00-5:30 pm   Social Hour, Tradeshow, What’s Organic about Organic? Documentary movie screening--library
5:30-7:00 pm   Dinner Buffet
7:00-7:45 pm   Keynote Speaker, Miles McEvoy, USDA
8:00-8:30 pm   NODPA Annual meeting
8:30-9:30 pm   Setting Priorities for 2011 (open to the whole group, but a producer-only discussion/meeting will take place on Friday morning; see schedule)
Friday, October 8, 2010
6:30-9:00 am   Continental Breakfast, Tradeshow, What’s Organic about Organic? Documentary movie screening ---main hall
7:00-9:00 am   Producer-Only Meeting---Library
9:00-10:15 am   Access to Pasture Q & A: Miles McEvoy (and maybe others)
10:15-10:30 am   Break
10:30-Noon   Supply Management: The Canadian Quota model, the US Quota model, Free Market model (speakers to be identified) Presentations and panel discussion (Lawrence Andres, Canadian Organic Dairy Farmer will offer information on the Canadian system)
Noon-1:00 pm   Lunch and Door Prize Drawing; Tradeshow
1:00-2:00 pm   Lawrence Andres, Canadian Organic Dairy Farmer: speaking on cow comfort, nurse cows, etc.
2:00-3:15 pm   2:00-3:15 pm What’s in your farm’s energy tool room? Panel discussion on renewable technology that challenges farmers to look at their potential assets (extra land, food waste sources for a digester, etc.) whether energy is a target product or byproduct: Andrew Plant-grass pellets; Mick Womersley-wind assessment; Henry Perkins-oilseeds; Jeff Bragg-small methane digesters; Anne Weston-solar thermal for water heating (all invited); Mary Ann Hayes, Maine Rural Partners, moderator.
3:15-3:30 pm   Break
3:30-4:30 pm   Renewable Energy and the production of small grains, oil seed and heritage seed, Heather Darby, Agronomist and Nutrient Management Specialist, University of Vermont Extension
4:30 pm   End of Meeting.