Farming operations that meet the threshold of a Certified Small Farm will be required to self-certify their operation with the Agency of Agriculture annually. The first certification form is due between July 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018. According to the Vermont Department of Agriculture website farms who will annually certify as a CSFO include farms: Growing more than 50 acres of annual cropland (e.g. corn, sweet corn, soybean, or pumpkin), ORGrowing more than 50 acres of vegetables, OR That house and manage at least the following animal numbers;
Hosted in part by Rutland County Farm Bureau, Vermont Farm Bureau is honored to have Zippy Duvall, President of American Farm Bureau Federation in attendance. We are also excited to bring together the Ag community and distinguished guests from across our state. Join us for lunch and an opportunity to network, collaborate and find inspiration from our diverse agricultural members, and enjoy the hospitality of Jim and Lyn Des Marais at their historic farm.
Vermont Farm Bureau is pleased to offer a new propane benefit with AmeriGas. Member pricing is based on a mark up over the AmeriGas index which will be updated twice per week. Rates are:
To set up an account contact Bill Rhino at William.Rhino@Amerigas.com or 518-491-0973. Please provide your membership number. In order to receive this benefit your Farm Bureau account must be current.
All Members are encouraged to attend Vermont Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting workshop “Advocate from the Gate” at the Taconic Hotel in Manchester, on Friday, November 3. Like it or not, social media platforms like FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snap Chat are ways we now communicate. Social media offers the power to reach many people even when you live in a rural region. American Farm Bureau Federation’s Johnna Miller, Director of Advocacy and Media Training, will lead a workshop about the importance and effectiveness of the use of social media for advocacy.