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Our new benefits brochure

 

2015 Membership Application





 


Vermont Farm Bureau - About VTFB
Vermont Farm Bureau - About VTFB
Vermont Farm Bureau - Membership
Vermont Farm Bureau - News and Publications
Vermont Farm Bureau - Issues
Vermont Farm Bureau - County Farm Bureaus
Vermont Farm Bureau - Programs
Vermont Farm Bureau - Contact Us




News and Interest

 

President of Vermont Farm Bureau Clark Hinsdale, III, Urges Farmers and non-farmers to help STOP the Assault on Vermont Agriculture

 

 

County Legislative Breakfast and Lunches

 

March 2 - Addison County at the town hall in Whiting. Breakfast starts at 7:00 am program begins at 7:30am and
ends at 8:45 am. For a full schedule visit http://www.vtfb.org/vermont-farm-bureau-Addison.html.

 

Orange County will be hosting a legislative luncheon in early March. Date TBD.

 

March 2 - Orleans County is hosting a legislative breakfast at 10:00am at the Irasburg Town Hall. Past issues of Under the Golden Dome have fueled an impending discussion on taxes on fertilizer, current use, water quality, and funding.

 

March 16 - Lamoille County Legislative Luncheon

11:30 at the VFW in Hyde Park Contact Joe Tisbert at 802-730-2895.

 

2015 Horse Farm of Distinction Award Open to other Counties!

Chittenden County Accepting Applications for the 2015 Horse Farm of Distinction

 

 

 

 

 

Under the Golden Dome
Feb 23, 2015 Update

“Under the Golden Dome”, is emailed weekly to subscribing
members to keep them apprised of legislative developments at
the Vermont Statehouse that affect agriculture. Legislative
priorities are set annually by the organization following the
elected delegate session determining policy in November.

 

 

Member Benefits

 

 

NEW! Farm Bureau Discount RX Card
As a Farm Bureau® member, you and your family have access to a FREE Prescription Drug Card program. Save up to 75% at more than 56,000 national and regional pharmacies. Create as many cards as you need for yourself, your family and your employees (full time, part time, seasonal). All members are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program. The program can be used to supplement most health insurance plans including Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and High Deductible Plans. It can also be used as a Medicare Part D supplement by providing discounts on non-covered drugs.

http://www.fbadvantage.com/Deals/UNA-Rx/Deal/

 

 

Weekly Pricing for Suburban Propane Exclusively for Farm Bureau Members

 

Feb 24, 2015

 

Propane 1 - 999 gallons $2.241

 

Propane 1000 - 4,999 gallons $1.941

 

#2 Fuel Oil $2.883

 

Kerosene $3.343

 

On/Off Road Diesel $3.148

 
 

 

 

 

New Vermont Farm Bureau Online Buyers Guide


You are just a click away from finding all your farm and agricultural business needs. Check it out and let us know what you think.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events and Meetings

 

Feb 22-28 – Grain Bin Safety Week
A Week dedicated to increasing the awareness of grain bin hazards. Visit www.grainbinsafetyweek.com.

 

February 25, 2015 Chittenden County Meeting

6:30 pm Cedar Spring Farm, Charlotte, VT

 

March 2, 2015 Orange County Meeting

7:00PM VTC Barn conference room

 

March 19, 2015 Windsor County Meeting

6:30 PM, Frazer Agency Windsor, VT FARNHAS3@nationwide.com


March 21 – Jr Iron Chef Vermont Competition
A statewide culinary competition that challenges teams of middle and high school students to create healthy, local dishes that inspire school meal programs. At the Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction. http://dev.vtfeed.org


March 28-29 – VT Maple Open House Weekend
Visit VT sugar houses across the state and “watch” as maple syrup is being made. Join our family tradition and be a part of all the fun! http://vermontmaple.org/events/


April 11 – "Farmer Appreciation Banquet"
Mansfield Heliflight, Milton, VT. Drinks, heavy appetizers, live music & raffle prizes. Free for all farmers! www.mansfieldheliflight.com and call 802-893-1003.


April 24-26 – The 49th Vermont Maple Festival
St. Albans, VT. Maple Cooking Demonstrations. Maple Syrup & Maple Product Contest, Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Sap Run, Sugarhouse Tours and more. www.vtmaplefestival.org


April 25-26 – Everything Equine and Canine
Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Jct., VT. This two day
family friendly event features scores of consumer vendors, a full schedule of informative seminars, demonstrations and entertainment for dog and horse enthusiasts. www.cvexpo.org/EverythingEquine.html.

 

 



 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Tools for Farmers .

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
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Notice of term - spanish

 
 


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