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Vermont Farm Bureau Annual Meeting November 7 and 8, 2014 at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center, Burlington, VT


Vermont Farm Bureau delegates meet in November to determine
the organization’s policy for the coming year and pass on recommendations on the legislative priorities to the board of directors. The 99th Annual Meeting of Vermont Farm Bureau is at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington.

Make Hotel Reservations by October 7, 2014

YOU must make your own Hotel Reservations by calling 1-802-658-0250. Make sure to reference the Vermont Farm Bureau to receive the room rate of $102 plus tax or go on line to:

All reservations must be received by October 7, 2014. Reservations after the cutoff date will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates.






County Farm Bureau Annual Meetings are Starting!


Traditionally fall is the time County Farm Bureaus conduct their annual meetings. They meet to examine policy positions, nominate new board members, and elect leadership. Last year

Windham County Historian Roger Allbee led an exciting tour through the history of the county and events which helped shape the county Farm Bureau over the last 100 years. Chittenden County applauded

Nationwide’s new insurance coverage for equine instructors and Lamoille County hosted a “Farm to Table” event. Each and every county has their own way of conducting their annual meeting. As September comes to an end check out your county annual meeting. 



September 24 – Lamoille County Annual Meeting
7 pm Valley Dream Farm Farm-To-Table dinner in Cambridge, VT  RSVP 644-6598. $20.00


Sept 25 - Chittenden County Annual Meeting
5pm at Kimball Brook Farm and Creamery + VT Smoke and Cure in Hinesburg. Contact Louise Waterman (802) 828-6900 or


October 2 - Windsor County Annual Meeting

The Hartland UCC Brick Church at 3 corners.Hors d'oeuvres

at 6:30, dinner at 7 and meeting to follow. Contact Stuart Farnham or call 603-770-1940.


October 2 - Rutland County Annual Meeting

Castleton American Legion at 7pm. Contact Chris Sheldon at
802-265-8156 or email


October 6, Orange County Annual Meeting
Middle Branch Grange in East Bethel, 7:00 Chicken Biscuits and homemade pie   7:45 pm meeting elections resolution  8:15 Clark and special guests Shane Keady


October 14 - Orleans County Annual Meeting
Eastside Newport VT, doors open at 6:30 pm dinner served at 7:00pm Scott Birch

October 20 - Addison County Annual Meeting
St Peters Parish Hall Vergennes Charlie Roy


October 10 – 12 The Vermont Horse Council/ Thompson Hill Campground Third Annual Trail Ride in East Corinth.

• $45.00 for the trail rides and two night accommodations. (This includes water and electric site for two adults and three children)

• $25.00 spot in the field with access to water but no electricity.

Meals will be provided Friday night, Saturday bag lunch, complete turkey dinner Saturday night, Sunday breakfast and lunch for $60.00 a person. Saturday morning there will be a bake sale at the campground that will benefit the East Corinth 4th of July parade fund.

Must fill out entry form and liability release. Visit

For more information call 802-439-9090 or email


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





2014 Horse Farm of Distinction Award


Chittenden County Accepting Applications for the 2014 Horse Farm of Distinction




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 Please indicate location. Full flyer.



Strengthen and Improve your Farm  Participate in the Vermont Farm Safety Program


The Vermont Farm Safety Program provides ways to strengthen and improve your on-farm safety program, including bilingual tools to support your needs.  If your safety program isn’t written down – documented – it doesn’t exist from an OSHA or insurance perspective. Numerous farms that have participated in the farm safety program receive discounts on their workers’ compensation and property insurance premiums.


Applications are being accepted now and there is limited space available; contact Louise Waterman at the VT Agency of Agriculture, (802) 828-6900 or for an application or more information.








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).



September 9, 2014

1 to 999 gallons $2.49

1000 to 4999 $2.19

#2 FUEL OIL $3.386

On Road Diesel $3.386

Off Road Diesel$3.386

Kerosene $3.842


Upcoming Events


Oct 4-5, The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival


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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New Postings for Employee and Housing Termination in English and Spanish
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