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Vermont New Farmer Network <[log in to unmask]>
Allen Matthews <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 15:21:01 -0400
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either of the locations are fine for me on August 5, Allen

At 01:18 PM 7/14/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>Our next Vermont New Farmer Network meeting will be Thursday August 5 from
>12:30 - 2 pm, again with lunch provided. Please let me know by July 22 if
>you can attend, and if you prefer Berlin, Randolph or Burlington.
>Agenda items will include:
>-- Assessment of accomplishments since 2002, remaining gaps/needs and
>emerging needs
>-- Planning for possible fall 2004 strategic planning meeting
>-- ?Pending grant proposals?
>-- Program updates
>-- Other -- please feel free to make suggestions.
>Also please mark your calendars for Vt NFN meetings on Sept. 2 and October
>7. All will be working lunches beginning at 12:30, with location to be
>If you have questions or suggestions, please let me know.
>2.      NFN Members will review the Winter 2003 Grant Proposal "A Proposal
>to Support New Farmers in Vermont" to see where progress has been made and
>what areas are still relevant for future initiatives. If you need a copy
>of the proposal, please contact Beth at [log in to unmask]
>3.      Beth will solicit information from network members to create a
>chart organized by the four areas of "access" for new farmers and showing
>which network members work in each area.
>4.      NFN members will that chart to check in with others as we take on
>new projects.
>5.      Beth will set up monthly meetings for the network for at least the
>next few months to continue discussion of a strategic planning session,
>and to further consider how to make use Vern  & Ann's offer, and possibly
>to discuss details of a SARE proposal (if UVM is asked to develop it's
>proposal into a full proposal.)
>Beth Holtzman
>Women's Agricultural Network
>617 Comstock Rd.
>Berlin, VT 05602
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>802-223-2389 ext. 15

Allen Matthews
Center for Sustainable Agriculture at UVM
63 Carrigan Drive - Ag. Eng. Bldg. Room 107
Burlington, Vt. 05405
phone: 802+656-0037