Beth, about your call/ imnquiry earlier this week concerning repeat
scholarships...... I'd say we best add a statement concerning whetehr or not
they've received a scholarship, as I can see the same people wanting to attend
numerous conferences. Not that they's be excluded if they'd received a
scholarship within the year, but maybe they's have to be on a waiting list to
give others a first chance. Is that too complex? Maybe we should not worry
about it at all this year, and concentrate keeping it a simple as
first time through...... I can see this becoming a new way we do "business"
around conferences and work shops, Allen
Quoting Beth Holtzman <[log in to unmask]>:
> We'd love to have IF staff at the conference, and would love to
> figure out a discount for them. That, along with the description of
> what we're doing on the tour are on my very long (and growing) to do
> list. Look for it next week. Then let's talk.
> At 09:18 AM 9/2/2005, you wrote:
>> Thanks for forwarding the info. I know that a number of folks here
>> would like to attend the conference. I would like to follow up on
>> the Intervale’s Pre-tour program. You had mentioned that for IF
>> staff who would be helping with the Pre-tour that they might be able
>> to get a discount??? Is that still a possibility?? You had also
>> mentioned you were going to draft a more detailed outline of the
>> Intervale pre-conference experience. Could you forward me a copy of
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Vermont New Farmer Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>> On Behalf Of Beth Holtzman
>> Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 2:12 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Scholarships to the Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference
>> ****Apologies in advance for cross postings.****
>> The UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture is offering scholarships
>> for farmers and other agricultural professionals to the 2005 Women
>> in Sustainable Agriculture Conference.
>> This national conference will be held October 21-23, 2005 at the
>> Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, VT. The event is
>> designed for farmers, ranchers, educators, agricultural service
>> providers, and representatives of non-profits and government
>> agencies. We are hoping for about 300-350 participants from around
>> the country (and Canada). Attendance is open to anyone.
>> The program features:
>> · Opening Keynote by Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for
>> a Small Planet;
>> · Production, marketing, and business development workshops;
>> · Advocacy and skill-building sessions;
>> · Round-tables to learn from each other's experiences;
>> · Exhibits, displays and poster sessions;
>> · An optional intensive business development track -- "Grow
>> Your Business" -- that includes 2 additional workshops and
>> post-conference technical assistance -- at no extra cost.
>> More information about the conference can be found at
>> www.regonline.com/womeninagconference. You can also register there.
>> Scholarship information (and a request form) is attached.
>> Scholarship requests will be accepted through September 20, 2005,
>> and will be reviewed on a first-come, first served basis as funding
>> Please pass this along to farmers you think would benefit. If you
>> have questions, please contact me at [log in to unmask] or
> Beth Holtzman
> Women's Agricultural Network
> 617 Comstock Rd.
> Berlin, VT 05602
> [log in to unmask]
> 802-223-2389 ext. 15
UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture