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Vermont Farm Bureau - About VTFB
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Vermont Farm Bureau - News and Publications
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News and Interests

 

 

Thursday, August 28 - Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to Announce New Funding to Protect Water Quality on Vermont Farms

 

Senator Patrick Leahy invites you to join him and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack this coming Thursday, August 28, as they announce significant new funding to protect water quality through conservation practices on Vermont farms. The event will be at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, at 9:00 am. Congressman Peter Welch, Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross and many other champions of Vermont agriculture and a clean Lake Champlain will join Secretary Vilsack and Senator Leahy at the event.

 

 


Barb and Tim Buskey.

 

Tim Buskey Honored at the Vermont Farm Bureau
Board Meeting

 

The Vermont Farm Bureau board met at Button Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh for their summer business meeting. The new VFB centennial sign was unveiled, a bright financial picture was presented, and the Vermont Farm Bureau nominating committee met to propose officers for the organization for consideration by the delegate body at the November 7 and 8 annual meeting at Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington.

 

Both Addison and Chittenden County Farm Bureaus combined to host the meeting and treated board members to lunch which included Bill Scott’s fresh crop of sweet corn. Following the meal the meeting took an unexpected turn for former Vermont Farm Bureau administrator, Tim Buskey. Board members and friends stood and shared stories about working with Tim throughout the years. Washington County’s Bev McMullin presented Tim and Barbara Buskey with a basket of Vermont products along with a generous gift from all the counties to thank Tim for his years of service. Tim tearfully thanked the crowd and stated, “It was very easy to stay with Farm Bureau all of these years because Farm Bureau values are our values.” Tim is on the Addison County Farm Bureau Board and plans on staying active but this time as a member.

 

Save the Date November 7 and 8th Vermont Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Entertainment to Feature Rusty Dewees

 

The 99th Annual Meeting of the Vermont Farm Bureau is November 7 and 8 at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center on
Route 2 (Williston Road) in Burlington. Save the date to celebrate
the accomplishments of the organization and its County Farm
Bureaus. Hosted by Chittenden County Farm Bureau, our Friday
night entertainment is sure to make you laugh with an after dinner
performance by Vermont's own Rusty Dewees. Meeting Agenda to come.

 

 

 

Celebrate Vermont Farm Bureau! We are turning one hundred years old! 

 

In 2015 Vermont Farm Bureau will be 100 years old. We’re still going and growing strong as Vermont’s largest non-profit trade association of agricultural producers. Show your pride and support by displaying Vermont Farm Bureau’s Centennial prestige at your farm or business. Signs are four color, measure 12” wide x 18” high, and are made of .040 Aluminum. They are available for $15.00 a piece. Call our office at 802-434-5646 or email okeefe@gmavt.net

 

 

 

 

2014 Horse Farm of Distinction Award

 

Chittenden County Accepting Applications for the 2014 Horse Farm of Distinction

 

Workshop for Vermont Agricultural Producers and AG Industry Service Providers*


Build a Strong Work Force on the Farm Human Resource Management Training for Vermont Produces.

 

When: Monday Nov 10th  8:30 - 4pm
            DoubleTree Hotel in Burlington

          Wednesday, Nov 12th       8:30 - 4pm
          Yankee Farm Credit 52 Farm Vu Drive, White River Jct., VT

 

Cost:   $30 Includes follow up.

 

RSVP:  by Nov. 1, 2014
to Louise Waterman VT Agency of Agriculture 802-828-6900
or Louise.Waterman@state.vt.us. Please indicate location. Full flyer.
  

 

 

 

 

 

Suburban Propane


As of July 1, 2014 the pricing structure for Suburban Propane has changed. Prices are now based on Suburban's laid-in price which means Laid-in plus differential (as determined by direct and indirect costs incurred by Suburban Propane to acquire and/or store Product plus any applicable differential adder stated in such notice).
http://vtfb.org/vermont-farm-bureau-member-benefits.html

 

 

August 26, 2014

1 to 999 gallons $2.453

1000 to 4999 $2.153

#2 FUEL OIL $3.427

On Road Diesel $3.44

Off Road Diesel$3.44

Kerosene $3.873

 

Upcoming Events

 

Aug 20-24, Caledonia County Fair

www.caledoniacountyfair.com

 

Aug 22-31, Champlain Valley Fair

www.champlainvalleyfair.org

 

Aug 22-24 Bondville Fair

www.bondvillefair.org

 

 Aug 29- Sept 7 Vermont State Fair

www.vermontstatefair.net

 

Sept 11-14 Tunbridge World's Fair

www.tunbridgeworldsfair.com/schedules/fair/

 

Oct 4-5, The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival

http://vtsheepandwoolfest.org

 

Nov 7-8, Vermont Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

The 99th Annual Meeting will be at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center on Route 2 (Williston Road) in Burlington.

 

Jan 11-15, 2015  AFBF Annual Meeting

San Diego, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Tools for Farmers

Agriview Hay and Forage Directory

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets Hay and Forage Directory from their publication Agriview.

New Farm Worker Notice Required by Law

In order to protect farmers and farm workers, farmers must provide written notice to their farm workers “in their native language”. 

New Housing as a Benefit Postings for Farm Workers and Farmer Employers in English and Spanish

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housing as a benefit span

New Postings for Employee and Housing Termination in English and Spanish
Notice of term Eng
Notice of term - spanish

 

 


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