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THE VERMONT FARM SHOW IS COMING

January 30 - February 1

Once again we’ll be at the Vermont Farm Show. Stop by for a visit while you browse 100’s of exhibitors.  Volunteers are needed for county representation at our booth. Please contact Chris O’Keefe at 802-434-5646 or okeefe@gmavt.net with your availability. The Farm Show hours are:   
 
Tues, Jan 30, 9-5pm  
Wed, Jan, 31, 8:30 - 7:30 pm
Thurs, Feb1, 9-4:00 pm 
 
President of Vermont Farm Bureau Joe Tisbert will be hosting another Unity Meeting on Wednesday January 31. Vermont Agricultural Leaders have been invited for a round table discussion of what’s best for Vermont agriculture, and how to join forces to keep it strong.
VTFB Membership Coordinator and Jay and Anne Tisbert at the Vermont Farm Show.


Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

$200,000 in Available Funds


Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds enhance the competitiveness of Vermont specialty crops including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture crops, honey, hops, maple syrup, nurserycrops, Christmas trees, and floriculture. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture,Food & Markets awards SCBGP grants through a competitive review process. Register for an information session webinar on February 2, 2018 http://bit.ly/scbgpwebinar18The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) is Wednesday, February 28 at 11:59 PM. 

Vermont Farm Bureau Day at the State house

Tuesday, January 23

Last January more than thirty Vermont Farm Bureau members introduced themselves to members of the Senate Agricultural Committee and the House Committee of Agriculture and Forestry for Farm Bureau Day at the State House.
Both committees were very receptive and listened attentively as farmers presented their issues.
 8:00 -10:00 a.m -  Coffee Talk with Legislators, members and Ag Leaders. Complimentary coffee and muffins will be provided.
 10:00 a.m.  Meet with members of the House Committee of Agriculture and Forestry and members of the Senate Agricultural Committee. This is a great opportunity to introduce your farming practices and voice your issues.   
 1:00 p.m. Governor’s Budget Address  Please note security will be heightened with bag checks at all entryways, so plan for a little extra time to get into the building.   


Board Members Attend 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention & IDEAg Trade Show Jan 5-10 in Nashville, Tennessee


VTFB President Joe Tisbert, his wife Anne and son Jay, and VTFB Vice President Chip Hellus and his wife Carlene, VTFB Treasurer had the opportunity to attend this annual event.  Anne Tisbert has compiled a report to share her impressions and experiences. Please visit our new blog Jointhefarmtable to read it at https://jointhefarmtable.tumblr.com/post/169822916312/vtfb-goes-to-american-farm-bureau-convention-in  
For streaming videos visit https://www.fb.org/events/afbf-annual-convention/live-stream/

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Weekly Pricing for AMERIGAS Exclusively for Farm Bureau Members

january 16, 2018

  • COMMERCIAL - FARMS & BUSINESS
  • 0 – 2500 GALS $1.84
  • 2501 – 6500 GALS $1.79
  • 6501 + GALS $1.74
  • RESIDENTIAL
  • 0 – 400 GALS $2.54
  • 401– 999 GALS $2.34
  • 1000 + GALS $2.24



Weekly Pricing for Suburban Propane Exclusively for Farm Bureau Members

january 16, 2018

  • Propane 1 - 999 gallons - $2.885
  • Propane 1000 - 4,999 gallons - $2.585
  • #2 Fuel Oil - $2.777
  • Kerosene - $3.437
  • On/Off Road Diesel $2.951

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