Dolloff Acres Farm in Springfield to be recognized at the 2015 VDIA Annual Dairy Farmers' Appreciation Banquet
at the Vermont Farm Show
Dolloff Acres Farm in Springfield to recognized at the 2015 VDIA Annual Dairy Farmers' Appreciation Banquet
Dolloff Acres Farm in Springfield was named the 2014 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year Award by University of Vermont extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association in cooperation with the New England Green Pastures Program. In an era when many farmers are going bigger to survive, Mike and Heidi Dolloff have kept cow numbers and milk quality consistent, which helps ensure that their 160-cow Holstein farm in Springfield, Vt., remains both sustainable and profitable. Heidi is the former president of Windsor County Farm Bureau
The banquet takes place on January 29 from noon – 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by contacting Alan Curler at 804-498-5711 or lilotter@gmavt. A number of tickets will be available for sale
at the Farm Show. Payment at the door accepted by cash or check only.
Three Vermont Maple Conferences Offered in January
The University of Vermont Extension, Addison County Maple Sugarmakers Association and Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association are pleased to offer the 12th annual Vermont Maple Conferences on Saturday January 3rd, 17th and 24th, 2015. The conferences are educational meetings held for the purpose of bringing the latest information and research findings about forest management, sap collection, syrup production, quality control, and marketing to sugarmakers in Vermont and surrounding regions. These all day meetings, which are designed to provide education for maple producers of all levels of skill and experience, are open to the public. Classes are taught by scientists, natural resource professionals and sugarmakers from around the state. Meetings also feature a trade show with vendors displaying maple related equipment and a lunch with a maple theme. These meetings are widely perceived to be
among the best educational opportunities for sugarmak-
ers in the US and Canada.
The 84th Vermont Farm Show is Almost Here!
Be sure to visit Vermont Farm Bureau January 27 - 29 at this Annual winter gathering for agricultural professionals and rural homeowners.Meet with vendors, preview products and machinery, attend trade association meetings, seminars and network within the greater agricultural community. Association meetings and seminars are held during this three day event. Be sure to visit http://www.vtfarmshow.com/-2015-meetings.html as meeting dates and times are being updated.
The Vermont Farm Show traditionally plays host to a number of Association meetings which include the VT/NH Christmas Tree Association Meeting, VT Beekeepers Association ,VT Sheep and Goat Association Meeting, VT Maple Sugar Makers Assn. Meeting and Banquet, VT Alpaca Assn. Meeting, FFA Meeting and Competitions, Vermont Council on Rural Development,
VT Beef Producers Assn. Meeting, FFA Foundation Board Meeting, VT Organic Farmers Assn. Meeting, VTC Alumni Ass'n. Reception, VT Specialty Foods Assn. Board Meeting, FSA Board Meeting, VDIA Annual Dairy Farmers' Appreciation Banquet.