Vermont Farm Bureau will celebrate 102 years of grassroots discussion and policy making at our Annual Meeting on November 3 and 4 at the Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vermont. Last year we hosted a popular town hall discussion. This year we are offering workshops on using Social Media as an advocate for ag and the importance of responding. The Taconic is a new boutique hotel that's offering reduced room rates at a rate of $129 per night. Call 877.699.3331 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention you are with Vermont Farm Bureau.
The Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture wants to hear from you about ways or actions to encourage the growth or increased productivity of Vermont’s farming industry, forest product industry and rural businesses. Public meetings have been set up around the state and will take place over the next three weeks.Listen or voice your opinion. All meetings are from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. The fist one is scheduled for September 28 in St. Albans.
Harvest more savings with Vermont Farm Bureau’s new Member Benefits partner, John Deere! As a Vermont Farm Bureau member, you’ll receive automatic access to John Deere’s GreenFleet™ Loyalty Rewards program, which helps you save on tractors, commercial mowers, utility vehicles, excavators and more at John Deere dealerships. You’ll also be eligible for special parts discounts and 10% off Home & Workshop Products, so you can stock up on everything your farm or ranch needs.You’ll also be eligible for special parts discounts and 10% off Home & Workshop Products, so you can stock up on everything your farm or ranch needs.
Are you often tempted to “go off” on someone posting about agriculture on social media? Do you steer clear of Facebook or Twitter because of all the negativity? Find out why it’s vitally important that you engage instead of ignore and get tips on how to stay positive despite all the trolls out there. On November 3 at VTFB's Annual Meeting, American Farm Bureau Federation’s Johnna Miller, Director of Advocacy and Media Training, will lead a workshop about the importance and effectiveness of the use of social media for agricultural advocacy. It will be followed by a second workshop about the importance of responding.