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You are Invited to our Summer Board Meeting & Picnic at Button Bay, Ferrisburg, VT July 31 at 10 am


Come and enjoy the shores of Lake Champlain. This is a family friendly park with a play area, a swimming pool with lifeguards, Canoe and kayak rentals, hiking trails and a nature center. Our meeting agenda includes planning the 2015 Annual Meeting, which will celebrate Vermont Farm Bureau’s 100th Birthday. Addison County and Chittenden County Farm Bureau will treat us to lunch so make sure you RSVP to All are welcome and encouraged to attend rain or shine.


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



Cheer on Washington County Farm Bureau's Kaleigh Hamel as she competes to get to the Big E

with her 4H Group


Sunday    7/20/2014    Bradford Fairgrounds (during the fair)

Saturday    8/2/2014    Kenyon's Field, Rte 100, Waitsfield

Sunday    8/10/2014    VTC riding arena


Washington County Farm Bureau’s generous donation is helping Kaleigh put her teamwork, showmanship, and sportsmanship skills to the test as she competes with her 4-H group to qualify for the Big E in September. She has been training her team of oxen to participate in the competition under the mentorship of John Jenkinson of Washington County Farm Bureau. The three qualifiers are competitions required by the Eastern States Exhibition in order for participants to be judged on their ability to present their cattle in three different classes. Out of the three qualifiers hosted, the two best scores of each teamster will be added to produce their final score.


Visit Farm Bureau at a Fair this Summer


It's summer and the Vermont Fair season has officially started. Joe Tisbert President of Lamoille county Farm Bureau and Vice President of Vermont Farm Bureau wants you to stop by for a visit July 25 -27 at Lamoille County Field Days.  August 5 - 9 Addison County Farm Bureau will be at Addison County Fair & Field Days


June 26, 2014 - Vermont Farm Bureau Opposes the EPA's "New Water Rule" Pitch to the State


Environmental Protection Agency officials visited Vermont the last week of June to gather feedback from the agriculture community on the proposed rule change that they say clarifies the definition of U.S. waters it can regulate.

Representing Vermont Farm Bureau, Lobbyist Bill Moore voiced members concerns and made our position clear to media throughout the state.

For more information or questions about the EPA's "New Water Rule" contact Bill Moore at 802-888-9390 or email


2014 Horse Farm of Distinction Award


Chittenden County Accepting Applications for the 2014 Horse Farm of Distinction


GM Private Offer for Vermont Farm Bureau Members!


General Motors

Eligible Vermont Farm Bureau members can now receive a $500 discount on each qualifying 2013 or 2014 model year Chevrolet, GMC or Buick vehicle they purchase or lease, which is now stackable with most GM offers! You must be a member of the VTFB for at least 30 days! ThisVTFB member exclusive is offered for vehicles purchased or leased through Farm Bureau’s GM PRIVATE OFFER at participating GM dealerships.


Discounts on Polaris Off-Road Vehicles Offered to Farm Bureau Members

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2014 – Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that a new FB Member Advantage! program with Polaris Industries Inc., is available to eligible members in participating states, effective immediately. The roll-out of the new three-year program with Polaris, the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, demonstrates Farm Bureau’s continued investment in exceeding member expectations. More.



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).


July 15, 2014

1 to 999 gallons $2.468

1000 to 4999 $2.168

#2 FUEL OIL $3.441

On Road Diesel $3.466

Off Road Diesel $3.466

Kerosene $3.899


Upcoming Events


County Farm Bureau Meetings, Workshops and Agricultural Events, Fairs and Festivals



July 17-20, Connecticut Valley Fair


July 20, Vermont Cheesemakers Festival
10AM-4PM, Coach Barn Shelburne Farms, VT. To purchase tickets visit:


July 25-27, Lamoille County Field Days


July 31-Aug 3, Franklin County Field Days


Aug 5-9, Addison County Fair and Field Days


Aug 13-17 Orleans County Fair


Aug 14-17, Deerfield Farmer's Day Exposition


Aug 20-24, Caledonia County Fair


Aug 22-31, Champlain Valley Fair


Aug 22-24 Bondville Fair


 Aug 29- Sept 7 Vermont State Fair


Sept 11-14 Tunbridge World's Fair


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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