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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

Save the Date: 2010 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference

RAFFL

Announcement: 2010 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference November 1-3, 2010 Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT Bringing together farmers, ranchers, educators, agricultural service providers and activists to:

  • build production and business skills
  • share educational and organizational strategies
  • forge new connections that support farm women in the Northeast.

Featuring:

  • Farm-based workshops and tours
  • Intensive skill building sessions
  • Engaging speakers and practical workshops
  • Small-group, roundtable discussions with other farmers
  • Locally grown food that showcases the bounty of the season.

Join us in celebrating farm women's accomplishments and help us set the stage for further success.

Registration opens September 7. Fees will range between $100 and $150, depending on the conference options you select. Early registration discounts are available through September 30.

Sign up to receive email updates about the conference at http://www.uvm.edu/wagn/?Page=conference/updates.html&SM=conference/sub-menu.html.

Visit www.uvm.edu/wagn and click on "2010 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference" in the green "Quick Links" box for more information.

Questions: Please email wagn@uvm.edu.

The conference planning team includes representatives from: Women's Agricultural Network chapters in Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Massachussetts and Pennsylvania;  Land for Good; University of Pennsylvania; University of Vermont Extension; University of Connecticut; Communities Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA); and University of Maryland.

Supported by the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education and the USDA Farm Services Agency.

University of Vermont Extension and USDA, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

If you will require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Beth Holtzman (beth.holtzman@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389) by October 15 so we may assist you.