Harvey Smith, Addison County Representative and former Addison County Farm Bureau president, received the President's Award at VT Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting dinner on Friday, November 3 at the Taconic Hotel in Manchester. The President’s Award recognizes a person or organization that works on behalf of Vermont Agriculture and has listened to the concerns of Vermont Farm Bureau. This is Harvey's third Vermont Farm Bureau Award. He received the Award for Young Farmer of the Year in 1975 and Farmer of the Year in 1992. Congratulations Harvey! Left to right: daughter Sara Smith, Harvey Smith and grand daughter AnnaJo Smith (also Vermont Farm Bureau's Young Farmer Chair)
This workshop takes place at Liberty Hill Farm and Inn in Rochester, Vermont. A multi-generational family farm, Liberty Hill is home to a dairy herd of 270 Robeth Holsteins. I The Inn, an 1825 Greek Revival farmhouse, houses seven guest rooms and features home-cooked meals that have received accolades in Gourmet and Yankee magazines and the New York Times. Due to the size of the venue, space for this event is limited.
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Workshop
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch (optional)
$10 Workshop only
$30 Workshop and lunch
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets urges farmers seeking financial recovery assistance to apply for emergency loans as soon as possible.
On October 31, 2017 more than 20 Vermont farms reported damage or problems caused by wind storms Sunday night and Monday morning. This storm is a multi-day event and it’s likely more farms will be impacted as energy crews work to restore power. In many cases, agricultural structures like greenhouses, high tunnels, hoop barns and other mobile field shelters were significantly damaged.
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VTFB Vice President Tim Buskey and Johnna Miller, Director of Advocacy & Media Training for American Farm bureau
Vermont Farm Bureau celebrated 102 years of grassroots discussion and policy making on November 3 and 4 at the Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vermont. Thank you to our sponsors: Nationwide Insurance, Community National Bank, Yankee Farm Credit and more for their generous support. To view our full list of sponsors go to: http://vtfb.org/vermont-farm-bureau-ARC-Resource-Center.phpFor more highlights of the annual meeting click on more info.