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 that?






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From: Vermont New Farmer Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Beth Holtzman
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 2:12 PM
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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 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 lasts.

Please pass this along to farmers you think would benefit. If you have questions, please contact me at [log in to unmask] or 802-223-2389x15