Northeast Kingdom Farm and Food Summit

Please Register to Attend
The
Northeast Kingdom Farm & Food Summit
Saturday, April 2 from 9am – 4 pm at Lyndon State College

We are delighted to announce that registration for the Northeast Kingdom Farm & Food Summit has begun.  Please take a moment to visit http://nekfarmandfood.eventbrite.com/ to register for this upcoming event.  A sampling of the scheduled workshops & information sessions include:

Vermont Food Venture Center
Tom Stearns, High Mowing Seeds & Center for an Agricultural Economy

On Farm Safety Guidelines for Agritourism
Gloria Bruce, Northeast Kingdom Travel & Tourism Association
Alexandra Jump, Vermont AgrAbility Project
Kristen Mullins, Youth Farm Safety Coordinator – UVM Extension
Leo Larocque, Cooperative Insurance

Vermont Farms! Association

Vermont Fresh Network
Meghan Sheradin, Executive Director

NEK Food Systems Session
Erica Campbell, Center for an Agricultural Economy
Heidi Krantz, Center for an Agricultural Economy

Northeast Kingdom Food Distribution Systems – Green Mountain Farm Direct
Katherine Sims, Executive Director

Fluid Goat Milk Producers Project
Gwyneth Harris

Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center
Eleanor Leger, Eden Ice Cider

Basic Realities to Consider Before You Start Farming
Dennis Kauppila, UVM Ext.
Dan Hudson, UVM Ext.
Ben Waterman, UVM Ext.

Micro Dairy Farming Equipment & Concepts
Steve Judge & John McHugh – Bob White Systems

On Site Composting
Tom Gilbert & Josh Kelly, Highfields Center for Composting

NEK Fiber
Round Table Discussion, Visioning & Strategic Planning

Renewable Energy for Farming Operations
Benjamin Luce, Asst. Professor of Physics & Sustainability, Lyndon State College

Diversification
Eric Paris, Tamerlane Farms & The Lyndonville Freighthouse

Changing Agricultural Policy – How Ag. Policy is Cultivated
Robb Kidd, Rural Vermont

Farm to Plate
Kit Perkins, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

This event is free and includes lunch! We request that you register in advance so that we may plan accordingly for food purposes.  PLEASE SHARE THIS INVITATION with any Northeast Kingdom farmers or food producers that may be interested in attending this event.  For more information, please contact Gloria Bruce, director@travelthekingdom.com or Erica Campbell, erica@hardwickagriculture.org.

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