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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.

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

Be a Part of Dairy Policy Reform

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Dairy Policy Reform:  Finding the Right Path for New England Dairy FarmersAugust 17-­19, 2010 with Chandler Goule, VP of Government Relations for the National Farmers Union.  A Series of Forums in Sponsored by the New England Farmers Union and the Neighboring Food Co-op Association

Several plans are floating around Washington to reform federal policy. Which ones are gaining momentum, and what options look positive for New England farmers, consumers and the environment?

New England Farmers Union and the Neighboring Food Co-op Association are sponsoring these events with partners who care about the health of this important industry. Our guest will be Chandler Goule, Vice President for Government Relations for the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Before joining NFU, Chandler was the Staff Director of the US House of Representative's Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry. Goule has spent over 11 years working on Capitol Hill in agriculture/ dairy policy. He represents NFU at all dairy related policy discussions in Washington, and has testified before the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee, and developed testimony for NFU delivered before the Senate and House Agriculture Committees. He will bring first-hand information about dairy policy reform options, and will gather information from you about what will work in New England. =====

DATES:

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Tuesday, August 17 2:00­ - 4:00 pm Portland, Maine Holiday Inn by the Bay, Lincoln Room www.innbythebay. com

7:00-­9:00 pm Concord, NH Concord Cooperative Market www.concordfoodcoop .coop

----- Wednesday, August 18 9:00 - ­11:00 am Hanover, NH Hanover Food Co-op www.coopfoodstore.com

1:00­ - 3:00 pm Littleton, NH Littleton Community Center Hosted by Littleton Food Co-op www.littletoncoop.org

7:00­ - 9:00 pm Montpelier, VT Pavilion Auditorium www.tinyurl.com/nefuevent Hosted by Cabot Creamery Co-op www.cabotcheese.coop and Hunger Mountain Food Co-op www.hungermountain.com

----- Thursday, August 19 8:30­ - 10:30 am St. Albans, VT St. Albans Dairy Co-op www.stalbanscooperative.com

2:30 - ­5:00 pm Brattleboro, VT The River Garden www.brattleborovt.org/RiverGarden.html Hosted by Brattleboro Food Co-op www.brattleborofoodcoop.com