Pardon the cross postings, but please share around—thanks!





Jennifer Colby

Pasture Program Coordinator

UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture

327 US Route 302, Suite 1 Barre, VT 05641

802-476-2003 x.219



Because building connections and deep understanding leads to a healthy environment and high quality of life.


Staff support, Vermont Grass Farmers Association

Co-Chair, Vermont Farm to Plate Network Production & Processing Working Group

Join the Vermont Pasture Network listserv

Follow Vermont Grass Farmers on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube!




From: Laura Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:42 PM
To: Laura Johnson <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Upcoming Crops and Soils Meetings in March


Program Announcement


“Fine Tuning Your Crops and Soils” is a one-day program for farmers and agricultural service providers to highlight the latest in forage and field crop and soils practices and management.   We have a host of speakers to discuss soil water management, equipment needs for no-till and cover crops, cover crop success, grassland manure injection, Vermont RAP rules and crop pest and management issues.   Water Quality, Pesticide Application (private), and CCA Educational credit applications have been submitted for approval.


The program will be offered in March at four locations on the following dates:

March 19, Bradford Fire Department, 135 Carson Lane, Bradford, VT

March 21, East View Restaurant, 47 Landing Street, Newport, VT

March 26, Hartness House, 30 Orchard Street, Springfield, VT

March 27, Castleton Fire Department, 273 RT VT-30, Castleton, VT


Custom Manure Applicators - The program on March 21 in Newport will offer a custom manure applicator exam, which carries an additional $30 certification fee (paid to the State of Vermont at location). This offering will be held for an additional hour after the completion of the general program agenda.


The registration fee is $25 and includes lunch and program materials.  To guarantee lunch, please register by March 11 for the Bradford and Newport locations and by March 18 for Springfield and Castleton locations.

All registration is ONLINE at:


This program is sponsored by UVM Extension, with financial support from The USDA Risk Management Agency, Yankee Farm Credit, and the Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance


For more information, contact Laura Johnson at (802) 751-8307 or [log in to unmask] or Sid Bosworth at (802) 656-0478 or [log in to unmask]





Laura Johnson


Agronomy Outreach Professional

UVM Extension

Center for Sustainable Agriculture

374 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 1

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

(802) 751-8307 ext. 356

UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture




To unsubscribe from the VBPA list, click the following link: