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Accepted Agricultural Practices Download the
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Our new benefits brochure

 

2015 Membership Application

 

 




2015 Stop the Assault Flyer


 


Vermont Farm Bureau - About VTFB
Vermont Farm Bureau - About VTFB
Vermont Farm Bureau - Membership
Vermont Farm Bureau - News and Publications
Vermont Farm Bureau - Issues
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News and Interest

 

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

For the full flyer click here.

 

March 25 - Vermont Farm Bureau Board Meeting

9:45 Capitol Plaza in Montpelier, Vermont

 

County Legislative Breakfast and Lunches

 

March 30 - Addison County Legislative Luncheon Community Hall Bridport, Vermont. Luncheon starts at 12am.

 

Breakfast starts at 7:00 am program begins at 7:30 am andends at 8:45 am. For a full schedule visit http://www.vtfb.org/vermont-farm-bureau-Addison.html.

 

 

Month of April Brings Farmer Appreciation EVENTS

 

April 4 - Ag Appreciation Night Dinner and Dance Sponsored by Addison County Farm Bureau
At the VFW, 530 Exchange St, Middlebury, VT 05753. This is a full night of events. Bring your dancing shoes to burn off the homemade spaghetti dinner prepared by Addison County Board members.


4:30 "Land as your Legacy Discussion" Hosted by Frazer Insurance and Jessie Frazer Farnham, Land as your Legacy Certified Agent,
6:00 Appetizers
6:30 Spaghetti Dinner
7:30 Featuring live music of Vermont's "Horse Traders"

RSVP to Charlie Roy 802-453-3054 or maple05472@yahoo.com

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.

 

 

2015 Chittenden County Horse Farm of Distinction Award Open to other Counties!

Chittenden County Accepting Applications for the 2015 Horse Farm of Distinction.

 

 

 

 

 

Under the Golden Dome
March 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.

 

For past issues click on the date: January 12, 2015, January 19, 2015, January 26, 2015, February 2, 2015, February 9, 2015, February 16, 2015, February 23, 2015, March 2, 2015, March 9, 2015 and March 16, 2015

 

 

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

 

March 24, 2015

 

Propane 1 - 999 gallons $2.264

 

Propane 1000 - 4,999 gallons $1.964

 

#2 Fuel Oil $2.395

 

Kerosene $2.84

 

On/Off Road Diesel $2.50

 
 

 

 

 

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

 


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.

 

May 14, 2015 Windsor County Meeting

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



 

 

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

Housing as a benefit eng
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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