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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

What's Growin' On

An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Farm Safety On-Line Workshop: May 13

RAFFL

Farm Safety On-Line Workshop - Farm Safety for the Growing Season Webinar--May 13, 2010 at 7 p.m. It’s that time of year again, when farmers are jumping onto tractors and trekking out to their fields to begin another growing season.  Now is the perfect moment to join Alexandra Jump, Farm Safety Educator, for a refresher on farm safety.  Jump will delve into ways you can create a safe working environment for yourself, your family, and employees—including infrastructure and machinery safety, working out in the elements, pests and pesticides, and hosting farm visitors.  Alexandra Jump works out of the Morrisville Extension office under the Vermont AgrAbility Project, a federally funded grant program that promotes success in agriculture for people with disabilities and their families.  As the Farm Safety Educator, Alexandra’s role is to help prevent injuries and disabilities by providing safety education and conducting confidential, informal farm safety consults.  Alexandra is available to conduct a farm visit with any farmer in the state.

Alexandra Jump, Farm Safety Educator-Vermont AgrAbility Project, coordinated by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project

Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through.

To participate, please go to http://tinyurl.com/2ant2xu at about 6:45 pm Eastern time on May 13, 2010.  For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389x203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Mary Peabody know by May 6 at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free  in VT) or mary.peabody@uvm.edu so we may assist you.

If you have not participated in a webinar before, we recommend you download the necessary software for free the day before the webinar is scheduled at http://www.elluminate.com/support/index.jsp.