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January 12, 2007

Vol. 71, Number 1

Farm-to-School Program Exposes Ag Infrastructure Flaws

by Steve Justis Agricultural Development Division Vermont Agency of Agriculture

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t the end of the last legislative session, Act 145 was enacted to help increase the use of local farm products in Vermont's school foodservice programs. It was noted in Vermont House Bill 456, the origin of Act 145, that Vermont schools spent $13 million on food for foodservice programs in school year 2002-2003. Of that total, less than 5 percent, under $650,000, went to purchases of local foods.

Benefits of Good Nutrition

Efforts to improve school meal programs were viewed as of particular significance, given the effects of nutrition on students' learning capabilities. Likewise, enhanced nutrition education was noted as a means of curbing the incidence of obesity in children, with it's implications for increasing heart disease, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure later in life. Studies show that children who regularly eat breakfast have better standardized

test scores, better behavior, and are less hyperactive than children who skip breakfast. Other studies have compared low glycemic index (GI) breakfasts to high GI breakfasts. Children who eat high GI (sugary) breakfasts tended to eat more at lunch. Researchers concluded that breakfasts including protein and some fat could be an important factor for controlling obesity in children. The interests of Vermont's farmers and food processors were also of concern to legislators in enacting Act 145. The Act noted that dollars spent locally improve the community economically and enhance the working landscape, keeping land open to benefit both the state's important tourism industry to maintain the quality of life for Vermont residents. Currently less than five percent of the $13 million spent on Vermont's school feeding programs is spent on Vermont products. An important part of Act 145 was the creation of a $125,000 Farm-to-School mini-grant program (see sidebar article). Through the program, schools were given the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $15,000

each to develop relationships with local farmers. The grant funds could be used to purchase local farm products, food processing and storage equipment, and for professional development and technical assistance training to improve nutrition education and farm-to-school connections.

Infrastructure Weaknesses Exposed

The grant program created considerable excitement and anticipation among Vermont's schools, but also exposed significant limits in the ability of Vermont farmers and food processors to get their products efficiently and profitably into school foodservice and other market channels. When the Farm-toSchool mini-grant process was announced, many applicants continued on page 2

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continued from page 1 complained that they had contacted farmers in their areas, but that farmers were unable to supply them with locallyproduced foods. Typical school budget constraints allow very limited profit margins for most suppliers. Consequently, incentives for small, local producers to sell to schools are low. Access to school foodservice programs is also limited for local producers and processors who must meet certain packaging, processing and sanitation standards, as well as certain norms for efficiency, economy of scale and product distribution. Vermont's dairy industry, for example, which represents approximately 80 percent of the state's agricultural economy, is dependent on co-packers in neighboring states to deliver milk in eight-ounce recyclable plastic containers to Vermont's schools. Nearly 80 percent of the livestock that could be used for lean ground beef is shipped to processors in Pennsylvania, where the animals are processed into commodity beef providing little value to Vermont's farmers. Vermont's apple growers supply

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whole apples to a plant in New York, which, in turn, processes and packages them as fresh-cut apple slices to be sold in Vermont's schools. Vermont farmers produce over 100 tons of carrots annually, but few Vermont carrots make it into Vermont's schools because of inadequate processing and packaging capacity. Vermont also has a serious shortage of modern, co-packing facilities for high acid and retort products, forcing a growing number of processors out of the state. While numerous food distributors in Vermont service our schools, most local producers have not tapped into these distribution systems. With rising fuel and labor costs,Vermont farmers need to become more efficient in getting their products into schools and other foodservice systems. Some producers may be able to develop their own marketing and distribution cooperatives, but others may find that working with existing distributors will be more cost effective. The Vermont Food Venture Center in Fairfax received a $75,000 appropriation through Act 145 for site selection, planning and preliminary engineering and to help relocate and expand services. The new facility, when completed, should address physical limitations of the current facility. It is also expected to help meet some of the processing needs of Vermont producers and food entrepreneurs, including processing of meat and poultry products and production of many other types of value-added foods. Additional processing capacity is needed in the state to help Vermont farmers gain access to school feeding programs as well as for other foodservice and retail markets. A decade of staff attrition and budget cuts has left the Vermont Agency of Agriculture with limited ability to provide support to Vermont producers interested in addressing infrastructure development, including packaging, processing and product distribution. In the past four years, the state's "Buy Local" program has increased direct-marketing opportunities for Vermont agricultural products. For Vermont farmers and food processors to

move beyond their current limited capabilities--- supplying a few cases of lettuce here, a few bushels of carrots there--- additional staff is needed to effectively marshal the state's agricultural infrastructure resources and to build links with the USDA and U.S. Department of Defense commodity programs for schools and regulated child care.

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Secretary of Human Services to jointly make recommendations on the following: (1) Strategies the general assembly could adopt or encourage to increase use of locally grown foods in Vermont schools, regulated child care programs, and state agencies. In developing recommendations under this subdivision, the commissioner and secretaries shall: (A) consider the benefit to the economy of Vermont and the rural farm economy compared to the impact on state spending of requiring the secretary of administration, the commissioner of

What's Next? Your Comments!

Act 145 requires the Commissioner of Education, the Secretary of Agriculture and the

Vermont Farm-to-School Grants Awarded

by Steven F. Justis, Agricultural Development Division Vermont Agency of Agriculture On Wednesday, December 27, the Vermont Farm-to-School Grant Review Team conducted final reviews of the 62 applications that were received as a result of Act 145. In all, requests for grant funds totaled $664,073.45. Funding awards, however, were limited to the $125,000 appropriation from the state's General Assembly last spring. The twelve grant recipients are listed below, with the amount awarded. Farm to School Grant Program Awardees Academy, Oak Grove & Green Street (Brattleboro) . . . . . . $6,489 Barre Town Middle & Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,890 Bingham Memorial (Corrnwall) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,700 Blue Mountain (Wells River) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11,213 Hartland Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,800 Rumney (Middlesex). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,634 Jay Westfield Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14,444 Salisbury Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,050 Walden/Ferrisburgh Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,500 Washington Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,000 Winooski Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,000 Woodstock Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,280 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$125,000 The grant review team included representatives of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, the Vermont Agency of Human Services, the Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont Heart Association. Schools will have until December 1, 2007 to complete their Farm-to-School activities.

buildings and general services, and any state-funded institutions to purchase agricultural products grown or produced in Vermont when available at more than the cost of like products produced outside the state; (B) consult with farmers, food service personnel, state agency personnel involved in purchasing agricultural products, and representatives of organizations interested in creating strategies to increase use of locally grown foods in Vermont schools and state agencies; and (C) consider other strategies to increase use of locally grown foods in Vermont schools, regulated child care programs, and state agencies. (2) Whether moving administration of the U.S.D.A. food distribution program (the food commodities program) from the Agency of Human Services to another department or agency such as the Department of Education or the Agency of Agriculture would improve integration of the program with efforts to include more fresh foods in general and Vermont-grown foods in particular and would result in more frequent delivery of foods in a timely fashion. In developing recommendations under this subdivision, the commissioner and secretaries shall consult with people who work in and use or have the potential to use the food commodities program. (3) Ways to improve the effectiveness of the local foods mini-grant program created in Sec. 2 of this act. (4) Ways to improve the effectiveness of training for public school food service personnel conducted pursuant to Sec. 4 continued on page 9

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Marketplace

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lbs to 1000 lbs; Excellent dams with 30,000 lbs milk; 5 are black. $1200 each. Kennetts, Liberty Hill Farm, Rochester 802-767-3926 (2/2)

rebuilt hydraulic pump.Very good condition. $20,000 obo. (802) 463-4168 (1/19) Two cheese vats for sale. 300 gallon custom made cheese vat with agitator and removable lids. Hot water jacket heated,$2500. Also, 35 gallon pasteurizer and cheese vat. Electically heated, passes all VT and Federal PMOs. Complete with agitator, thermometers and chart recorder, $9500. Prices reduced for quick sale. email [email protected] or call 247-0095 for photos and more info. (1/19) 6 sets of Universal Full View claws and shells, $30 each. Call 9334592 or e-mail [email protected] net. (1/19) Poultry Nipple Drinkers 10ft lengths with regulators, hoses and hardware excellent condition, great for pasture poultry. Half original price, $38 per section 802-868-2738 (1/19) John Deere 1209 haybine: new bar and knives, extra bar with knives. $950.00. West Glover, (802)5251245. (1/19) For sale John Deere #65 3 point hitch scraper blade in better than new condition because of the extra welding at stress points. Asking $600. Also, Massey Ferguson 265 Tractor many extras runs great asking $8900. Call Cabot 563-6061 (1/19) 1986 R688-ST Mack Truck, 350 engine, 12 speed transmission. Call Days (802) 334-2846, Evenings (802) 895-2961 (1/19) 1999 Model 4700 International Truck - Long frame, single axle, diesel engine, 6 speed transmission.. Call Days (802) 334-2846, Evenings (802) 895-2961 (1/19) 6 foot rotary cutter looks rough cuts good $200 obo, 14.9x28 R-I Tractor Tire 80+% tread Best Offer. Also, around the farm snowmobile 1989 Artic Cat Jag 440cc ran good bad coil now $325 obo (802)259-3133 (1/19) Farmco Feed Wagon, corn and haylage or round bales, 27+ openings. Like new $2,450 or BRO. Gehl 7190 Feeder Wagon, ready to go, $1,950 or BRO. V-8 diesel 7.2 International school bus, runs great $1,650 or BRO. Call Castleton (802) 273-2863 (1/19) Yankee PTO Powered Cordwood Circular Saw, like new, $900. Weybridge (802) 545-2153 (1/19) 4 foot wood-splitter, $1200. Weybridge (802) 545-2153 (1/19) Two 12-ton grain bins, good shape; 1 6-ton grain bin, good shape; 1

Ferguson 30 tractor good shape. Call after 7:00 p.m. (802) 8954683 (1/19) International 784 65 hp 4 wd, good shape, new rubber all around - $7,500; Iveco 1990 12 ft. diesel delivery truck, good condition, 127,000 miles - $3,000; Iveco flatbed farm truck, 16 ft. bed, needs battery, runs well - $800. Call (802) 849-6853 (1/19) Set of 14-9-38 large ring tractor chains, nearly new - $100; one back-pack type weed burner $25. Call Benson (802) 537-2271 (1/19) 1976 LF 9000 Ford, 9 speed dump truck, 6 wheel, diesel Cummings, VG-Good condition for overthe-road driving or would make excellent farm truck - $4,500. obo. Call So. Ryegate (802) 584-3304 (1/19) IH (No. 46) baler - $2,000; IH 8 ft. (10A) disc harrows - $500; IH front-end loader for Farmall M - $50. All Excellent. Vernon (802) 254-8039 (1/19) 1956 International tractor, hydraulic, new parts; also, mowing machine, 7 1/2 ft. quick hitch, for tractor - $2,200. Will talk and possibly trade. Call Chester (802) 8752060 (1/19) Greenhouse equipment: 2 Modine hi-efficiency separated combustion LP heaters, 340k in, 275 out, model FSH340AF $1500 each; Siebring Royal 360 LP heater, 360 K in, $1000; 3 Quietaire slant vent fans model GCS48100 with shutters, 48" blade diameter, 51" housing $450 each; Johnson LP CO2 generator, model 1332 $250; Dosmatic A40 fertilizer injector $300. Paul, Ashfield, MA (413) 625-0011 (2/2) For Sale: 1965 Ford F600. 5 yard metal dump, snow plow, dual chains. Good engine, body needs work. Used to haul manure and stone. $950. Trip bucket off Farmall A. $100. Cole corn planter. $175. Tunbridge, (802) 889-3211. (2/2) H.D. Meyers 8' Snow plow set up power angle for loader on tractor $500.00; Gravely Snow blower sickle bar mower (needs carb rebuilt) $250.00; 5 foot rotary mower heavy duty $500.00 (extra blades) . Halifax,Vt (802) 4643253 (2/2) Case IH 585 tractor, 52 pto hp, cab, loader, 3000 hrs - $7,200; John Deere 2010 bulldozer, 6 way blade - $5,900; 1990 Mitsubishi truck, 6 cyl., parts or repair - $300. Wagon running gear - $350. Rutland Town (802) 236-4917 (2/2) Diller round bale wagon, carries 16

Dogs

ASCA Australian Shepherd pup blue merle, male, born August 29th - Buster says he would like a home for Christmas!! - $500. More pups due in December. Curriers (802) 728-3203 (1/19) Maremma puppies out of excellent working parents, great for coyote control, ready end of January - $400 each. Andover,VT (802) 875-3159 (2/2)

Employment

Cattle

Six month old future herd bull. DOB: May 19-06 Sire: Mr. Sam. Grandsire: Stormatic. Dam freshened first calf making 99. lbs/day, 2.6% Protein, and 3.7% Fat. Is currently 4600 pounds ahead of herd mates for estimated complete lactation. Classified 85 as a two yr old. Asking $2.00/pound, will tape on sale day. Call Andrew Calderwood at (802)-586-2239 or e-mail me at [email protected]_ (mailto:[email protected] com) . (1/19) Springing Holstein heifers for sale . Call (802) 373-9221 (1/19) Red Angus Bull Calf, 6 month old. (802)439-6437 (1/19) Reg. Irish Dexter heifer, 1 1/2 years old, black; One Reg. Dexter Bull, red, 2 yrs. old. Call (802) 2872002 (1/19) 15 month old registered brown swiss bull. Charity Hill Farm, West Rutland (802)438-6118 (2/2) Eight Holstein heifers due FebMarch. $1650. each for all. Randolph 728-4340 (2/2) American Milking Devon bull calf, born 5/06. Well grown, from a family with excellent disposition and beefy characteristics. - $1,000. Call Rob (802) 472-3378. (2/2) Two registered Canadienne cows, one pregnant with fourth calf, one with second. Bred AI to registered bull. Excellent mothers, raise beautiful calves. $2000 for the pair. Paul, Ashfield, MA (413) 625-0011. (2/2) For sale 14 month old line back bull, out of a 25,000 lb cow, $500.

Jersey bulls also available. Georgia VT 802-527-2010 (2/2) Certified Organic Ayrshire heifer, born 5/21/04, Sire: Palmyra Pardner Blizzard, yard bred, due end of Feb. - $1,400. Florence,VT (802) 483-2889 (2/2) 18 month old Registered Fullblood Lowline bull for sale.$2000. Contact 802-376-5474 or [email protected] dayspringfarm.com (2/2) WANTED ­ Reg Angus Bull, 6 months old. Corinth (802) 4396437 (2/2) Registered Holstein bull calf, born 11/19/06, Sire: Norman, Dam was the highest selling cow from the Bis-May dispersal. Dam at 12 days, second calf, 102 lbs./ day. Will score high VG or Ex next classification. Call Doug in Waitsfield ­ home (with machine) (802) 496-2481 or barn (802) 496-2481 (2/2) 3 Jersey bulls for sale, 2.5 - 3 yrs old; well-behaved, fence-trained, and working. Ready to leave the nest. $600 ea. St. Albans (802) 8682356. (2/2) Organically raised Jersey/Milking Devon heifer calf, born November 15th. Still being bottle fed with milk from organically raised Milking Devon dam. $500. 603323-2392 Tamworth, NH (2/2) Registered, young virgin Holstein bull, ready for service. Sired by Silky Cousteau, Dam VG 88, EX MS, with 5 VG Dams behind that. $1,200. Call (802)-655-1063 6:30 - 9:00 PM. (2/2) Magnificent Seven! Registered Holstein Bulls ready to do the job. Born Aug 2005 to Dec 2005; 850

Farm Manager WANTED for commercial dairy heifer and maple farm. This position offers the right person an opportunity to gain management experience and build net worth through gradual ownership of dairy heifers and other enterprises. Experience with large livestock and tractor/farm equipment operation is required. Attractive home provided. Position available in first half of 2007. For full details, contact Baird Farm, 65 West Road, N Chittenden,VT 05763, 802483-2963, [email protected] (1/19) Vermont Dairy Herd Improvement Association is looking for a full time dairy records collector in the northern Addison county Vermont area. Job consists of milking time farm visits and computer entry of data. Some computer skills are necessary. Must live in immediate area and have a valid driver's license. Benefits including insurance. Send resume to [email protected] or phone 800639-8069. (2/2)

Equipment

1946 Farmall H Tractor - $1,450; Heavy duty steel tub with cover, 8 ft. long, 5 ft. wide, 3 ft. deep - $400; Self-contained cider press $450. Tel. (802) 878-2434 (1/5) Under Equipment: (10) used rubber cow mats - approximately 42 x 72 - $200.00 for all and a 41" box fan - used - $75.00 - 518-499-9929. (1/19) Lightly used 16.5L x 16.1 High flotation tire $50. Farm Hand pinwheel rake, 8 foot, $250. 3pt, 4 foot wood splitter, Brewster River Mill brand, uses tractor hydraulics, $1000. Winco brand trailer mount Generator 20/12, $1200. Delta 10" Radial Arm Saw, $200. All items best offer. Richardson Farm, Hartland 802-436-1000 (1/19) John Deere 440C skidder. Rebuilt motor, new rear tires, good ring chains on front, good ice chains on back, recent winch band and cable,

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Marketplace

bales, used 3 times, excellent condition - $2,500. Bennington (802) 442-4276 after 7 p.m. (2/2) 1996 Mordez 18' gooseneck stock trailer. 12,000 lb. gross weight unit with a divider, rubber mats, hay storage over the gooseneck, escape door. I just spent $1000 on it in new brakes, wheel bearing and light work. Pulls like a dream and in good shape. Price is $3900 firm. Call 802-376-5474 or [email protected] dayspringfarm.com (2/2) Electric round bale cutter - $500. Fair Haven (802) 265-4496 (2/2) Farmall H, 1949, new paint, good rubber, runs good - $2,000. D. Moore, Peacham,VT (802) 5923356 (2/2) Super Agra Cow Feeder ­ Honda powered Model 960. It runs great. Call (802) 254-5320 nights or (802) 254-5275 days. (2/2) Water wheel transplanter,single row with 50 gal nurse tank and three transplant wheels-18", 22" and 36"-$800; 2 door Milk Cooler w/ self contained compressor $200; 8 foot produce cooler and compressor - $450; Hale 250 gpm PTO drive irrigation pump on skid. Call (603) 298-8391 (2/2) 6 Poultry feeders, 25 lb. capacity, standing floor type, $25 each. Benson (802) 537-2271 (2/2) 9" capacity brush chipper,Valby CH 230 pto drive with slip clutch, lightly used, $2,500 or bo. Chuck, Guilford (802) 254-2977 (2/2) Bucket for MF 135 tractor, includes under carriage, cylinders, hoses, complete set-up or good for parts. Asking $50 or B.O. Woodstock (802) 457-1345 (2/2) JD 5200 diesel, like new, 45 hp $10,500; JD 2940 w/loader, exc. - $10,500; Loaders available; JD 3960 chopper w/2 heads, exc. - $4,500; Kuhn disk mowers-8', 10' and 11' - $2,000-$4,000; JD 3940 chopper w/2 heads - $2,500; JD balers w/wo kickers - $1,400$1,900; Hesston 550 round baler - $5,500; Int. 241 round baler - $1,800. More. Springfield (802) 885-4000 (2/2) Linde Electric Welder. 230 amp ACDC with long cords and 50 lbs of welding Rod - $150; Bostitch Framing Air Nailer - model N-16 - $75. (802) 352-4488 (2/2) John Deere 7000 8 row planter, dry fertilizer, population monitor w/acre meter, Keeton seed firmers, 400 acres on rebuilt seed units, John Deere end transport trailer included for narrow road travel. $5,950 OBO. Sam Lincoln, Randolph Center, 802-793-1206. (2/2) Farm Trucks: 1994 Ford F250 Pickup,7.3 diesel auto, 4wh, reg cab,long bed, 93000 miles, gooseneck setup, could use some body work but very strong mechanically, $7000 OBO. 1980 Ford, 700, 370 Gas, flatbed dump, has short landscape sideboards, 52000 miles, $3900 OBO. Need to sell as they have been replaced by other trucks. C,come take a look see and make offer. 635-7300. (2/2) Equipment: New skidder chains, 18.4 x 34 with 4 extra rings, $1500.00. Never on skidder. 8'w x 19.5'. L steel flat bed truck body. $2000.00 or trade for 14 ft. flat bed dump body with hoist. or 14 ft. van body, tall for draft horses. Ford model 900 fiberglass hood. $400.00. 50 gal universal round tank w/hangers $75.00. 50 gal step tank for passenger side of truck. $75.00. 603-826-7754. Charlestown. NH (2/2) International 1566 Tractor, cab, 2 speed pto, new rear tires, overal good shape $10,900.00. Gehl 960, 14' forage wagon, good running gear, works well, no roof, $900.00 OBO. Rutland Town, call Joe Denardo 802-770-0959. (2/2) asking $500. oro. Brandon,VT (802) 247-6430 (2/2)

Goats

1/2 Purebred Alpine doe born April 2006, her mother's a great family goat, heavy milker, also has great maternal instincts. Will sell bred to a reg. Alpine buck or open, your choice. She would also make a great pet - $150. Timothy (802) 722-9851 Westminster (1/19) Doe kids from excellent milkers, 5 different breeds, crosses and pure, $40. each. Mountain Road Farm, Craftsbury (802) 586-2857 (1/19)

draft, $950. or best offer. Guilford (802) 254-2977 (2/2) Horse equipment & Services: Leather Harness for 1700/1800 lb horse. $700.00. Team leather harness. complete with 22 in + 21 in collars, new bridles. fits 1500 lb horses. $850.00. 603-826-7754. Charlestown. NH (2/2)

spouts in a trade. Bob Coolidge, 473 Glen Rd., Jay, NY 12941 or call (518) 946-7804 (1/19) Have 100 feet all down for sale 1 inch pipe. Also, lots of 1 inch still in the woods, still on wire, free if you want to take it down. Also, lots of fittings for 1 inch at half price. Quechee (802) 295-5372 (2/2) New in 2003 Airablo gas vacuum pump with flood, complete with moisture trap set up into a trailer, ready to move into woods - $2,500. New in 2002 Giles and Bernard vertical double releaser, 2500 taps - $750. Mounted on trailer Delaval milker vacuum pump No. 75, storage tank and 1997 vertical Lapierre releaser, works good, used last year - $500. obo. Tanaka tapper - $200. 10 qt. Aluminum sap buckets/spouts/ covers, and used ¾" main line, make an offer. Call Brandon (802) 247-6430 (2/2) Complete maple operation, 3 yr. old Dallire (CDL); 4x12 raised flue evaporator, older wood-fired arch; 9'x4'x30" galvanized storage tank, 3 collection tanks, 300 gal. plastic hauling tank, 3 hp transfer pump, complete package - $4,750. Roadside Acres ­ (802) 754-6561 (2/2)

Horses & Other Equine

PERCHERON MARE - 5 yr. 17.2h Reg. grey mare. Bred, broke. $3000 obo; `06 Reg. Percheron Grey Filly - $1250. Andre' Palmer, New Haven,Vt (802) 324-1190 (1/19) WANTED - Pair of draft horses sound and handy, chunks 28003200lbs to be used in woods and sugaring and around farm, experienced teamster. Would consider the right single. Livewater Farm, Westminster West Vt (802) 3874412 (1/19) Sonny, four yr. old Morgan Mule, rides Eng. or West., drives sgl. or dbl. - $3,500. firm; CC John Quincy, bay, and CC Gandy Dancer, dk. Bay, manners & round pen handled, should be trained to ride and drive, coming three, Lippitt Morgan stallions, worth looking at for your breeding program. CC Apollo, drk. Bay, no white, Lippitt Morgan weanling, has been handled, very tractable. Call Ken or Jane Currier, Randolph Ctr.,VT (802) 7283202 (1/19) Lippitt Morgan colt, lovely bay, flashy - $2,000; quiet, well-trained warmblood gelding - $1,800; lovely registered Morgn mare, black, rides and drives - $5,000; 5 yr. old Quarter Horse gelding, talented and quiet - $4,500; Mustang gelding, green - $1,000; Morgan 2 yr. old, lovely bay Beaubrook daughter - $2,200. Wells,VT (802) 645-1957 (1/19) Percheron gelding, 14 years old, block broke, single double & rides - $1,500. OBO. Pair of chestnut Percheron mares, full sisters, both exposed to draft Paint stallion, one heavy with foal - $4,000. obo. Barnet (802) 633-3927 (2/2)

Llamas & Alpacas

ALPACAS: Wonderful fiber/companion quality males for sale - intact: $300, gelded: $500. We also have top quality herdsires and breeding females available in discounted start up packages. Contact us with any questions or to arrange a farm visit. Call Brian and Bethany Cole of Vermont Alpaca Company at (802) 765-9639 or visit our website at www.vermontalpacaco. com (2/2).

Poultry

Farm Land

WANTED - Maple orchard to purchase or rent in Franklin, Lamoille or Chittenden Counties. Interested in any size sugabush. Please contact Russell at (401) 663-5263 (1/19)

Started Pullets - sex-links from October hatch. 25 available at $8.00 each. Wells,VT (802) 3256210 (2/2)

Sugaring Equipment

4x12 Leader Drop Flue complete evaporator. $2000.00. West GLover, (802)525-1245 (1/19) 700 gallon stainless steel bulk tank, good condition, $750. Roxbury 485-8717. (1/19) Two Lightning-Grimm oval sap gathering tanks, both have a special no-splash baffle system, 6 barrel $300; 7 1/2 barrel - $250. Would consider good sap buckets or

Feed

Square bales, in barn, $2.00/bale. Carse Farm, Hinesburg (802) 4823308 (2/2) Hay for sale first and second cut $2.50 a bale. Peacham 802-5923458 Caledonia county (2/2).

Swine

Pasture raised grain fed pork for sale. Ready for your freezer. Call (802) 222-9667 (2/2) 5 - 10 week old pigs $50 each.

General

Nine 4x19 sheets of aluminum roofing, $10 each or $75 for all. Brookfield 276-3208 (1/19) Sawdust for Sale - Orleans County. Call (802) 988-2959 (1/19) Rough saw lumber variety of sizes and species 6x6, 6x8, 4x8, 2x8, 2x4, 2x6, 1x - was sawn for barn approx. 4000 bdft. sold as lot 35cents/scaled bdft. (802)2593133 (1/19) 4000 to 5000 ft. 1" black and orange plastic pipeline, all washed using well water, 5 cents per ft. or make an offer for the lot. Also, lots of pipe used for post in sugar bush. Quechee (802) 295-5372 (1/19) Wood-fired water heater for stock tank, runner chain to hold back sled, $35.00 each. Morrisville,VT (802) 888-3783 (1/19) Rough sawn dry cherry boards (1"x17"x12') about 108 board ft.

Horse Equipment

For Sale set of double harnesses fancy - brassed up - collars included. Excellent condition. $1000.00. Georgia VT 802-527-2010 (2/2) Old style Meadowbrook cart with fenders, natural color on 50" rubber wheels, will fit large horse or

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Charity Hill Farm, West Rutlsnd (802)-438-6118 (2/2)

Wanted

WANTED - Pair of draft horses sound and handy, chunks 28003200lbs to be used in woods and sugaring and around farm, experienced teamster. Would consider the right single. Livewater Farm, Westminster West Vt (802) 3874412 (1/19) WANTED - We need our Kubota tractor hood, seat and fenders professionally repainted. Have color code and some leftover paint for matching as well as all decals. We need someone who can provide superior workmanship and attention to detail. Please call 6266031 evenings or email at [email protected] South Wheelock, VT. (1/19) WANTED - Used Green houses and equipment for new organic vegetable operation. Contact Terry at (802) 287-4253(w), 287-5718 (h), 238-0683 (c) (1/19) WANTED - Any horse drawn farming equipment, sleds, or wagons. Contact Terry at (802) 2874253(w), 287-5718 (h), 238-0683 (c) (1/19) WANTED - Injector lines for a 220 Ford Major Diesel Tractor - 518499-9929. (1/19) WANTED - Double tub stainless steel sink for milkhouse. Mountain Road Farm, Craftsbury (802) 586-2857 (1/19) WANTED - Meat Saw and Greenhouse Hoops. Wells,VT (802) 645-0865 (1/19)

WANTED - Parts for an AllisChalmers 160 diesel farm tractor, or an equipment dealer who can order Allis Chalmers parts. Bob Coolidge, 473 Glen Rd., Jay, NY 12941 or call (518) 946-7804 (1/19) WANTED - Junky horse or cattle trailer, doesn't need to be load or road worthy, I'll pay reasonable fuel/time cost for delivery. (802) 933-4173 (1/19) WANTED - 200+ acre dairy farm WANTED. Operating or not. Central to southern Vermont preferred. Will consider all areas. Qualified buyer. (802) 453-2856 or mail info to Cary's, PO Box 133, Bristol,VT 05443. (1/19) WANTED - Maple orchard to purchase or rent in Franklin, Lamoille or Chittenden Counties. Interested in any size sugabush. Please contact Russell at (401) 663-5263 (1/19) WANTED - Grain Bin 4-5 ton in good shape. Small livestock trailer. Call Chuck Mitchell, Morrisville (802) 888-5441 (2/2) WANTED ­ Red Angus Bull ­ 6 months old. Corinth (802) 4396437 (2/2) WANTED ­ Metal Lathe in good working order. Also WANTED ­ farm tractors for parts or in need of repair. Rutland Town (802) 236-4917 (2/2) WANTED ­ MF 1085, need engine 318 Perkins. D. Moore, Peacham, VT (802) 592-3356 (2/2)

WANTED - Surge SP-ll, piston type vacuum pump for parts. Looking for this model only. W. Brookfield 802-728-5561 (2/2) WANTED - 500 to 2000 gallon tanks to be used for irrigation.

Plastic preferred. Must be clean and oil free. Will accept delivery or will pick up. Poultney, leave message. (802)287-9311. (2/2) WANTED - Good square baled first cut Horse hay. 603-826-7754.

Charlestown. NH (2/2) WANTED ­ Portable hoof trimming table that runs on tractor hydraulic system. Call Phil Russell, Monkton (802) 453-4144 (2/2)

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JAnuARy 19, 2007 SugARing: The Science And The ART 9:00 AM ­ 3:00 PM Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT A day-long workshop to learn about the science and art of sugarmaking. The workshop is designed to help people who would like to learn more about sugaring and how to tell the story to others. Fee for the workshop is $30. Registration is required. Call 802-985-8686 ext 41. JAnuARy 20, 2007 11Th AnnuAl VT gRAzing confeRence 8:00am VT Technical College Randolph Center, VT 18 workshops for a range of interests and experience levels. Keynote speaker is Mark McAfee, founder and manager of Organic Pastures Dairy Company, and raw milk marketing innovator. Contact: Jennifer Colby: (802) 656-0858, [email protected] http://www.uvm.edu/~pasture JAnuARy 23 ­ 25, 2007 VeRmonT fARm Show Barre Civic Center, Barre, VT. Agricultural displays, farm product contest, annual meeting of commodity groups, farm machinery, commercial farm exhibits.Vermont's premier winter show. Contact Jon Turmel, Manager c/o VT Agency of Agriculture 116 State St., Drawer 20 Montpelier,VT 05620-2901 Tel: (802) 828-3490 febRuARy 13, 2007 VT lARge fARm dAiRy confeRence Hampton Inn, Colchester, VT Contact:VT Large Farm Dairy Conference, UVM Extension 338 Highland Avenue Newport,VT 05855 Phone: (802) 334-7325 ext 11 Toll free: (866) 260-5561 ext 11 Fax: (802) 334-5208 E-mail: [email protected] febRuARy 14, 15, 21 & 22 Renewable Energy Workshops for Farmers 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Registration $10.00/person February 14 - The Abbey Restaurant in Sheldon,VT February 15 - The Eastside Restaurant in Newport,VT February 21 - American Legion in Middlebury,VT February 22 - Howard Dean Center in Springfield,VT Full agenda will be published in the next Agriview. febRuARy 28 ­ mARch 1 New England Farmers' Direct Marketing Conference and Trade Show Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA For New England farmers interested in new marketing ideas or fine-tuning strategies for business success. Over 20 workshops plus a trade show. For details, visit www.harvestnewengland.org. febRuARy 20 oR 21, 2007 From Farm to Table: Bringing Value-added Food Products to Market. 9:00 AM ­ 4:00 PM Stone Science Bldg., Rm. 205, Union Institute (formerly Vermont College), Montpelier, VT Registration: $20.00. For more information www.vermontagriculture.com or call 802-828-2416 mARch 13, 14 & 15 New England Dairy Conference March 13, Waterville, ME, Elks Club March 14,Whitefield, NH, Spalding Inn March 15, West Lebanon, NH, Fireside Inn & Suites For more information: Michal Lunak 603-787-6944

New England Dairy Conferences

There are three locations for the New England Dairy Conferences scheduled in March 2007. Each location will have its own local program and trade show, along with this year's featured speaker, Dr. Samuel Leadley of Attica Veterinary Associates, Attica, NY. He is a calf/heifer management specialist and a contributing author for "Calf Connection," a column that appears in the Northeast Dairy Business magazine. Dr. Leadley received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. He served on the faculty of the Pennsylvania State University and the Extension staff at Cornell University. Dr. Leadley consults with dairy farmers and heifer growers on raising healthier, faster-growing animals through better management practices. He has also been a site manager of on-farm research trials for feed and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Leadley will present "What's New in Calf Care" focusing on accelerating calf growth, protocols to handle the sick calf, issues in replacing milk replacer with waste milk, cold weather nutrition for the milk fed calf, cost effective use of colostrum replacers and supplement, etc.. Conference dates and locations: March 13: Waterville, Maine ­ The Elks Club March 14: Whitefield, NH - Spalding Inn March 15: West Lebanon, NH ­Fireside Inn & Suites Contact Extension Specialist, Michal Lunak at (603) 787-6944.

January 12, 2007

Agency of Agriculture Offers Two New Workshops:

Bringing Value-added Foods to Market & Food Safety Issues for the Produce Industry

by Steven F. Justis Agricultural Development Division Vermont Agency of Agriculture On February 20 and 21, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture will host workshops focused on two topics of interest to a growing number of farmers and food processors: bringing value-added processing food and agricultural products to market, and food safety for fruit and vegetable growers and processors. Both workshops will be held in the Stone Science Building, Room 205 on the Union Institute (formerly Vermont College) campus at the top of State Street in Montpelier. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day and workshops will start at 9:30 and continue until 4:00 p.m. For more details and directions, go to www.vermontagriculture.com or call (802) 828-2416. businesses with relatively small agricultural bases become (and stay) profitable in today's world of mega-corporations?" The Vermont Seal of Quality, the growth of organic certification standards,Vermont's reputation for environmental stewardship and consumer demand for natural, high-quality foods were among the factors driving the "Vermont Brand". Today,Vermont agriculture depends to a great extent on value-added agriculture. Vermont's $500 million in farm products are transformed into over $1 billion in value-added products through branding, processing, packaging, crafting and marketing. occurred in 2006, all growers need to remain vigilant to the possibilities--- and consequences-- should a Vermont farm be implicated in a disease outbreak. Bob Weybright is Agricultural Issue Leader of Cornell Cooperative Extension-Dutchess County. Weybright, with over 20 years of experience in the food industry, has focused on marketing and food business development for the last six years. On-going consulting projects with Fortune 500 food companies have provided him insight that can be applied to small, local-based food companies. processed foods. Instructors will discuss traditional farmstead foods such as jams, jellies, pickles, condiments and baked goods. In addition, they will look at opportunities for artisan cheeses, frozen foods and dried fruit and vegetable products. Topics include: · Product research and development · Selling and marketing · Conducting market research · Product roll-out · Understanding and selecting a market niche · Selling skills · Making sales calls · Direct, retail and wholesale markets

Workshops and Instructors

The two workshops will be conducted by specialists very familiar with the challenges of starting and operating profitable food production and processing businesses in Vermont. Brian Norder is Director of Vermont Food Venture Center, a food business incubator and was Product Development Specialist for the Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship, a joint project of the University of Vermont and Cornell. He is currently a consultant to the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese at UVM. A food entrepreneurship and food safety trainer and presenter, Norder has devised innovative strategies for development of valueadded agricultural products. The Vermont Food Venture Center is nationally recognized for its work in rural food-based economic development.

From Farm to Table: Bringing Value-added Food Products to Market

This one-day workshop is designed for people who wish to create or expand a line of

Produce Safety

As Americans have become more aware of the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets, the potential implications of food borne pathogens have grown as well. Spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions and other healthful products are potential carriers of E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella and hepatitis A. While Vermonters have felt insulated from many of the problems that

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This training will look at the risks and hazards associated with fresh produce and how they can be reduced. Instructors will also examine risks associated with further processing of produce into value-added foods and how these can be controlled. Topics include: · Types and sources of contamination · Regulations governing safe food production · Facility sanitation · Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) · Value-added processing and food safety hazards · Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) · New FDA Bio-terrorism rules and their impact on food producers

Don't Miss Out on Spanish Classes for Vermont Dairy Producers

By Louise Waterman Vermont Agency of Agriculture As many farmers are aware, the labor shortage in Vermont has led more producers to hire workers from Mexico and Latin America. Often, farmers can't speak Spanish and workers can't speak English, making communication difficult. To address this situation the Vermont Agency of Agriculture received a $12,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant to strengthen Vermont dairy producer's human resource management skills through a short, intensive course in "command" Spanish. This course will focus on basic communication skills designed specifically for Vermont Dairy Farmers. The course was developed in partnership with the Department of Community Development & Applied Economics (CDAE) at UVM. This past fall students from CDAE interviewed several dairy farmers to find out what words and phrases they felt would be the most useful for Vermont dairy farmers to learn. CDAE students developed a Spanish book and CD specific to the Vermont dairy industry that was turned into a professional product by Command Spanish, a firm hired by the Agency. This book and CD will be used in class and each participating farmer will receive a copy as part of the class tuition. Our class will follow the Command Spanish philosophy of teaching highly specific phrases developed for particular occupations and industries. The basis for this language instruction program is to first define the particular words and phrases needed by Vermont dairy producers - and then focus on learning that essential Spanish in class. The class goal will be to learn a limited number of practical and useful expressions within a short period of time. This is an action-oriented program targeted to helping get work done efficiently and safely on the farm - it is not a traditional Spanish class. This winter we will be offering a Spanish Class for Dairy Producers in two locations. The tuition cost before reimbursement is $260.00. However, scholarships will be available to reimburse producers for the majority of the tuition cost. Final cost for producers who complete the class will be $50.00. Class Begins: American Legion in Middlebury: Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 10am to 2pm with lunch provided Class Runs: 3 Tuesdays and 3 Thursdays for a total of 24 hours of instruction Contact: Louise Waterman at 8286900 to enroll Class Begins: Franklin County (location to be determined by enrollment numbers) Thursday, January 25, 2007, 4:30 to 8:00 pm with `box' dinner provided Class Runs: 8 Thursdays for a total of 24 hours of instruction. This class is coordinated by Cold Hollow Career Center, Enosburg Falls,Vermont. Contact: Art Liskowsky at 9334003 ext 15 to enroll. Class enrollment and scholarships will be on a first-come, first- serve basis. Agricultural advisors are welcome - room permitting. Call Louise Waterman (828-6900) at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture for more information on scholarships. This program is sponsored by: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, the Department of Community Development & Applied Economics at UVM and the Cold Hollow Career Center.

Food Safety for Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Processors

Fresh produce is being implicated in more and more food borne illness outbreaks. Growers in California and elsewhere have suffered tens, if not hundreds of million dollars of damages due to destroyed crops and lost market share. It is easy to blame the outbreaks on large factory farming practices. This attitude implies that these problems couldn't happen here and nothing could be further from the truth.

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Vermont Value-added and Food Safety Workshops

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From Farm to Table: Bringing Value-added Food

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Food Safety for Fruit and Vegetable Growers and

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Workshops include sandwich buffet, with roast beef, baked ham roast turkey and chicken salad, with cheese, lettuce, potato salad, plus morning coffee and cider. Catered by New England Culinary Institute Cost per Person: $20.00 ______ reservations @ $20 = ____________ (Total Due) Make checks payable to "VT Agency of Agriculture" Deadline for registrations is Monday, February 12. Mail registration to: Workshops,Vermont Agency of Agriculture 116 State Street, Drawer 20, Montpelier,VT 05620-2901

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Agriview Hay and Forage Directory

Addison County

Addison - Hay: round bales, June cut, fertilized. $75 a ton at barn. Also, 2nd cut big square bales, processed. (802) 759-2336. (6/06) Addison - Large square processed bales, 1st cut $100.00 per ton; 2nd cut and some clover $165.00 per ton. Call (802) 759-2745, leave message. (11/06) Bridport - Rye Straw - $4/bale; Canary Grass Straw - $2/bale. Call (802) 758-2682 (7/06) Cornwall ­ 1st and 2nd cut square bales. Excellent quality, no dust, $2.00-$3.00 per bale. Large 4x5 round bales excellent quality, no dust, $15-$25 each. Delivery possible. 462-2732. (6/06) Monkton - 1st cut, horse & cattle square bales; mulch. (802)8772783 (3/06) New Haven ­ Hay, small square bales. Haylage in Ag Bags. Corn Silage in Ag Bags. Dick Stone at (802) 388-2318 (6/06) Panton ­ 2006 First cut square bales off the wagon $2.00/bale; 4x4 round bales double net wrapped, 1st cut, $15. pick up at farm. (802) 759-2176 (6/06) Starksboro - 1st cut square bales $2.00 - $3.00 per bale. Mulch hay - $2.00 a bale. (802) 453-2543 (7/06) 2nd cut - $3.00 + $3.50. (802) 592-3356 (12/06) So. Ryegate ­ 2006 1st cut 30-35# square bales, $2.50 at the barn; 2nd cut, $2.75; mulch $1.50. Call Steve or Jamie (802) 584-4450 (6/06)

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bales 1st crop, $25/bale; 80 round bales 2nd or 3rd crop, $30/bale; 61 wrapped round bales 3rd crop, 4 wraps, $35/bale. Call (802) 3726669 (6/06) Isle LaMotte - Dry mulch $2.00/ bale. Call (802) 928-3471 or (802) 782-3388. (9/6) South Hero - Round bales, 4x4, nice mix of brome grass, clover, timothy, some alfalfa. Also, 1st and 2nd cut, 40 lb., square bales, nice mix of the same as above. Delivery available within 50 miles. (802) 372-3400. (6/06)

Chittenden County

Bennington County

North Bennington - Hay, 1st cut square bales - $2.75 at the barn; 2nd cut square bales - $3.25 at the barn. Hay is Timothy/Alfalfa mixed. Call (802) 442-2646 (9/6) Shaftsbury - 4 x 4 round hay bales. Call (802) 442-4276 or email to [email protected] (6/06)

Colchester ­ Straw, square bales. Call for more information. Jeff Senesac 655-2862. (6/06) Colchester - Square bales $2.00 off wagon, $2.50 from barn. Also, mulch hay $1.50. (802) 238-8415 (6/06) Hinesburg ­ 1000 bales 1st cut, 300 bales 2nd cut, no mulch. (802) 482-2376 (6/06) Hinesburg ­ 2006 Crop, horse hay, square bales, timothy, mixed grasses, small percentage alfalfa. $2.00 per bale at field, $2.50 at the barn, delivery available. Call (802) 3104840 (6/06) Milton ­ First Cut Hay ­ Certified Organic, round bales. Call (802) 893-6302 (7/06) St. George ­ Quality Hay & Mulch, square bales. Call evenings or leave message with Gerry Guillemette at (802) 862-3741 (6/06) Westford - 2006 Quality Hay & Mulch, square bales, fertilized, never rained on. $3.00 at the barn. Delivery available 802373-9221 (12/06)

Lamoille County

Jeffersonville - 4 X 4 wrapped round silage bales, certified organic or conventional. Triple wrapped. Milk hay and heifer hay, call for prices. Forage analysis results available on all feed. Mountain Road Farm, 644-5138. (6/06) Johnson - Good square bales of hay for cattle or horses, also some second cut, and 40 round bales of second cut. (802) 635-3520 or (802) 635-7121 (10/06)

Orange County

Brookfield ­ 1st and 2nd cut hay, 4x4 round bales, stored under cover. Weston Martin (802) 276-3445 (6/06) Brookfield ­ First cut hay, round bales, approx. 400 lbs., dry hay, no rain and stored under cover. Call Leonard Herold at (802) 276-3101 (10/06) Chelsea ­ Square baled hay, 1st cut, large bales, $2.50/bale. Call Bonnie at 685-7733 or 685-4821 days Monday thru Thursday; 6852292 nights and weekends and all day Friday. (6/06) Newbury - Good first cut square bales, 50-60 lbs average, $2.50/bale, 4000-5000 available. Also, 2006 mix corn and second cut grass, $30/ton, about 100 ton left. Call (802) 429-2481 ask for John (11/06) Randolph Center - 190 1st cut wrapped round bales $25, 100 2nd cut wrapped round bale $35. Sam Lincoln Randolph Center 7284273 - cell (802) 793-1206

Essex County

Lunenburg - Wrapped round bales 4X4 1/2 ft. $30.00 per bale. 802892-7753 (6/06)

Franklin County

Canaan - 300 dry 1st cut certified organic 4x5 round bales. Most in barn, some under hay tarps. $25 each. Richard at (802) 266-3091. (12/06) Fairfield Center - 2500 Tons of grass silage in bunker silos. 5000 square bales, good for horses or cattle. Will trade for dairy cattle or farm equipment. Call for more information. (802) 827-6177 (9/06) Enosburg Falls ­ First cut baled hay $2.50/bale. Also available first & second cut 4x4 wrapped bales. (802) 827-3276 (6/06) Georgia ­ Feed, 2006 first cut hay, triple plastic wrapped round bales. (802) 527-1251 (7/06)

Caledonia County

Barnet - First cut grass-legume hay $2.50/bale. Excellent 2nd cut. $3.50/bale. 584-3772 (3/06) Barnet - First cut square bales, never wet, not dusty. Call for quantities and pricing. Also, approximately 200 bales of mulch hay. Call anytime, please leave a message if the machine answers. (802) 633-2588 (7/06) Hardwick - Certified Organic 4x4 Wrapped Silage Bales, Presently have 65 of 2nd Cut and 71 of 3rd Cut and more being made. $55.00 per bale. Call 802-888-7881. Peacham - 1st & 2nd cut wrapped round bales - $25 + $30. Few dry round bales. Also, square 1st and

Road Farm (802) 586-2857 (9/06) Glover ­ 2006 top quality square bales $3.50-$5.00 a bale, large quantity, easy access to load, box trailers are welcome. Also, double wrapped round bales , dried down some, all hay off fertilized fields. Brian Perron (802) 525-4455 (8/06) Glover ­ Excellent quality certified organic hay, 1st and 2nd cut, grass and clover/timothy available. $3.00/bale. Also, certified organic oat straw, $5.00/bale. Organic oat seed and grain available as well. (802) 525-4672 (4/06) Newport - 2006 first and second cut 4x4 wrapped round bales. (802) 334-7211 (8/06) Newport Center - 600 Tons of 2006 Ag Bag grass feed, 12-20 percent protein, 1st, 2nd, 3rd cut, quality feed, delivery available. (802) 3342401 (8/06) Newport Center ­ Good quality grass haylage in bunker, 30-35% dry matter, 1st & 2nd crop mix. (802) 744-6553 (4/06) North Troy ­ This year's secon cut square bales, good quality, piled in barn, weighing 50-55 lbs. Ag Bag alfalfa & clover, first and second cut. 50 acres of good quality corn silage will sell standing or bagged. Also have baled mulch. Delivery available. Call (802) 988-2959 (8/06) North Troy ­ Certified Organic Hay for Sale ­ 40-50 lb. square bales of excellent mixed grass hay $3.00 per bale. Some local delivery available. Call (802) 988-4384 (8/06) North Troy - Good quality haylage and corn silage stored in Ag Bags. Good quality square bales, 40 lbs +/West Glover - First cut square bales, certified organic. West Glover. (802)525-1245. (12/06)

Haven (802) 265-4496 Florence - 2006 4x5 net wrapped dry round bales, cut late June, stored inside. Delivery available. For more information call (802) 483-2362 (9/06) Pawlet - 100 1st cut 4x5 round bales @ $90/ton; 100 2nd cut 4x5 round bales @ $115/ton. All bales processed, net wrapped, stored inside and sampled, delivery available. Deer Flats Farm (802) 3426188 (11/06) Pawlet - Large quantity of 2006 high quality processed corn silage @ $32/ton. Delivery and feed analysis available. Deer Flats Farm (802) 342-6188 (11/06) Rutland - Corn silage in bunker, 2000 T, harvested September 2005 - $25/ton at the bunk. (802) 773-8685 (7/06)

Washington County

Berlin ­ Feed quality hay, first and second cut, $4.00 per bale. Also have mulch at $2.00/bale and straw at $4.50/bale. Call Berlin 223-2075 (10/06) East Montpelier - Good horse hay for sale, square bales, first cutting, never been wet, $3.00 a bale. 223-0814 (10/06) Marshfield ­ First cut wrapped round bales for sale; $20/bale at the farm. Call (802) 426-3234 evenings only. (10/06) Montpelier - Certified organic first cut Timothy/Orchard Grass 500+ bales, right off Exit 8, Montpelier, $4.00/bale. George Dog River Farm, call (802) 223-1559 (11/06) Northfield - 2nd cut square bales - 180 bales. $2.50/bale. Pick up at farm. Mary Dollenmaier (802) 485-7889 (12/06)

Windham County

Westminster ­ Hay, excellent quality square bales from fertilized and limed fields, 1st cut $4.00, 2nd cut $5.00 per bale at the barn. (802) 722-4789 (6/06) Westminster Station - Alfalfa(50%)/ grass mix square bales for sale$4.50$5.00 a bale. (802) 722-4275 (11/06)

Rutland County

Brandon ­ 2006 1st cut dry square bales, 40-50 lbs. Mixed grass, some clover. Certified Organic. $3.00/bale. Call Jeremy or Emilee at (802) 247-5223 (7/06) Clarendon - High moisture shell corn, 15 tons in an Agbag, Shell corn in a Harvestore, 35 tons, $80/ton. Grass haylage in bunker $20/ton. Clarendon,VT (802) 747-3057 (5/06) Fair Haven ­ Corn silage and 3rd cut haylage mix - $25 per ton. Round bales 4'x5', never wet, stored inside - $15-$25. Fair

Windsor County

Barnard - Certified Organic dry hay, mixed grasses, pick up at barn $4.00 per square bale, $35.00 round unwrapped dry hay. Call (802) 763-7454 (7/06)

Orleans County

Orleans - 200+ dry, wrapped, 4x4 round bales. Excellent hay, never wet. $25 per bale. Mountain

Grand Isle County

Grand Isle ­ 2005 hay, 310 round

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Market report

Wholesale Prices

January 8, 2007 Wholesale prices paid per dozen for Vermont Grade A brown eggs delivered to retail stores..

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All prices are per hundredweight on the hoof unless otherwise indicated. Source: Northampton Cooperative Auction Association, Inc.

Calves: low Good & Choice: 45-60 lbs . . . . . . . . . 10.00 61-75 lbs . . . . . . . . . 20.00 76-90 lbs . . . . . . . . . . 5.00 91-105 lbs . . . . . . . . 45.00 106 lbs and up . . . . . 50.00 Farm Calves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.00 Starter Calves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . none Feeder Calves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.00 Vealers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . none Bulls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.75 Heifers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.50 Replacement Heifers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . none Steers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.50 high 25.00 47.00 67.00 60.00 410.00 85.50 55.50 70.00 80.00 Cows: Canners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cutters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . low 24.00 38.00 51.25 high 37.75 45.00 55.50 23.50 37.00 34.00 150.00 91.00 127.50 4.50 4.40

Burlington:

Jumbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.65 X-Large . . . . . . .$1.36 ­ 1.38 Large . . . . . . . . .$1.31 ­ 1.33 Medium . . . . . . $1.10 ­ $1.11 Market, supply and demand good.

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Chester ­ 2006 crop square and round bales in Chester/Ludlow area. $2.00 square bales off the field, $25 round. Call Andover (802) 875-3159 (7/06) Chester: Top quality 1st and 2nd cut square bales, delivery available or pickup at the barn. Mulch also available. Call 875-2031. (8/06) Hartland ­ Handicapped hay farmer in Hartland has 35 lb. average square bales of Timothy and soft grasses in small quantities. (802) 436-2768 (3/06) Reading - 250 Good quality first cut square bales. $2.50 at the barn. (802) 484-7240 (9/06) Royalton ­ Excellent horse hay, no dust, certified organic, 1st cut $3.25/bale, 2nd cut $3.75/bale, several thousand available. Also, lower quality hay for $2.00/bale. Call (802) 763-7446 (10/06) South Royalton - excellent Horse hay, certified organic 1st cut $3.25

bale, 2nd cut $3.75 at the barn, 2,000 bales, delivery available. Call Geo 763-7446 South Woodstock ­ Certified Organic Hay. Pick up in the field $3.50 per bale or $4.50 delivered. Birch Hill Farm (802) 457-4806 Ext. 1 (7/06)

Outside Vermont

Crown Point, NY ­ Hay, first cut square bales.V. Lang, Crown Pt., NY (518) 597-3502 or (603) 529-7999 (8/06) Fort Plain, NY - Straw - oat (plastic twine) and wheat (wire bales), 50-60 lbs, bedding hay, 1st cutting. Hay - 2nd cutting alfalfa grass, wire, nice. 1st cutting timothy, all grades. Big bales of oat straw and clover grass hay. Deliveries by trailer load, 650 - 850 bales per load. Call for prices: bus. (518) 231-2187 or (518) 774-4628 (9/06) Malone, NY - 130 Acres of high quality and high tonnage corn silage - $350.00 per acre. 600 Large wrapped square bales

of alfalfa balage - $40.00 per bale. 350 tons of 1st cut haylage - $30.00 per ton. John Beane, Clearview Farm - (518) 483-1312 (8/06) Schaghticoke, NY - New crop corn silage available for delivery. Call for information on delivery and prices. West Wind Farms (518) 753-7795 (8/06) Hunter River, PEI, Canada - Hay - Large square bales 32" x 35" x 84", approx. 850lbs - approx. $250. US/ton including delivery. Also, double compressed bales, 18" x 20" x 32" approx. 100 lbs. at $290. US/ton. Minimum order 10 -12 tons, about half a load. Need full load to deliver to US, may combine two orders. Call for more information. Green Gables Farm, Hunter River, PEI Canada C0B 1M0 - Phone: 902-621-0549 or Email: [email protected] ca (11/06) Quebec, Canada - We have compressed hay, most common size 14x16x22, weight 65 lbs ea., 28 bales/pallet; also, big square bales 28x32x6 ft long. For interest or more information please call Jacques Beauchesne, Semican Inc. 366, rang 10 Plessisville (Quebec) G6L 2Y2 or Tel (819)362-8823 Fax: (819)362-3385 (11/06)

Using Local Food in the Cafeteria and Classroom

Weaving Wellness into Schools:

Farm to School Regional Workshops

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s it really possible to get Vermont agricultural products into our schools? What are some of the ways we can we link our farms, our classrooms, and our school cafeterias? Join us for a workshop designed to help the schools and child care centers in your community improve the food and nutrition environment and make connections to local food sources. Weaving Wellness into Schools: Using Local Food in the Cafeteria and Classroom is a workshop for farmers, teachers, school food service, principals, school nurses, and all interested community members. The four upcoming workshops will be:

Northwest VT: Jan. 30, 2007 3pm-8pm at BFASt. Albans Northeast VT: Feb. 7, 2007 2pm-7:30pm at Orleans Federated United Church of Christ Central West VT: Feb. 13, 2007 at Vergennes Congregational Church Central East VT: March 8, 2007 at Barre Congregational Church For information or to register, call Dana Hudson Vermont FEED Coordinator at (802) 985-8686 ext 25 or download a registration form at www.vtfeed.org/progservices/ index.html. The full text of Act 145 can be found at www.leg.state. vt.us/docs/legdoc.cfm?URL=/ docs/2006/acts/ACT145.HTM (or simply "google" vermont + Act 145)

Farm-to-School Program

continued from page 2 of this act. Vermont FEED (www. vtfeed.org) and representatives from the agencies/departments of Agriculture, Education and Health will be hosting a public

forum on January 18 at the Vermont Statehouse Cafeteria in Montpelier from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. A brief awards ceremony for Farm-to-School grant recipients is planned immediately before the forum, beginning at 3:30 p.m. For more details, contact Teresa at [email protected] or (802) 828-2416.

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VerMont Vegetable and berry news

11:45 Luncheon and Trade Show 1:15 Business Meeting: Election of Officers, Public Relations, etc. 1:30 Production and Marketing Small Fruit at Norris Berry Farm. Norma Norris, Norris Berry Farm, Monkton 2:00 Creating a Farm Web Site for Fun and Profit. Jack Manix, Walker Farm, Dummerston 2:30 My Experience Using Clear Plastic Mulch and Row Covers. Jake Guest, Killdeer Farm, Norwich 3:00 Agriculture in Lesotho, South Africa. Ben Pomykala, Peace Corps / Pomykala Farm 3:45 Adjourn - Trade Show

New England Greenhouse Tomato School

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 DoubleTree Hotel, Burlington, Vermont.

3:30

Adjourn Mid-Atlantic Vegetable and Fruit Convention. Hershey, PA. Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2007 NH Farm and Forest Expo. Manchester, NH. Feb. 2-3, 2007 New England Vegetable and Berry Grower Meeting. Waltham, MA. Feb. 3, 2007 North American Berry Conference.Ventura, CA. Feb. 9-12, 2007 NOFA-VT Winter Conference. Randolph Center,VT. Feb 10, 2007 Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo. Syracuse, NY. Feb. 14-17, 2007 Perennial Plant Conference. Storrs, CT. March 8, 2007

compiled by Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont Extension (802) 257-7967 ext. 13, or [email protected] www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry

From I-89 take Exit 14E onto Route 2 East. Go straight through traffic light, the hotel is approximately 1/10 of a mile on the right. Overnight rate is $93. Call 802-658-0250. Sponsored in part by USDA Risk Management. 8:30 Registration and Coffee

$30 pre-registration per person includes lunch (registration will be $40 at the door). Send check to `UVM Extension' c/o Vern Grubinger, 11 University Way, Brattleboro VT 05301-3669. For more info 802-257-7967 ext. 13, or vernon. [email protected]

Other Upcoming Grower Meetings

(for details see www.uvm.edu/ vtvegandberry, click on meetings. Direct Marketing Conference. S. Royalton,VT. Jan. 13, 2007 New Jersey Vegetable Growers Meeting. Atlantic City, NJ. Jan. 16-18, 2007 NOFA-MA Winter Conference. Worcester, MA. Jan. 20, 2007

Vermont Vegetable And Berry Growers Annual Meeting

Monday, February 26, 2007, Capital Plaza Hotel 100 State Street, Montpelier. (802) 223-5252 www.capitolplaza.com. Sponsored in part by USDA Risk Management

9:00 Update on greenhouse tomato production practices in Quebec. Andre Carrier, Horticulture Specialist, Quebec Ministry of Agriculture 10:30 Break

PRE-REGISTRATIONS must be received by Feb. 23rd 8:30 Registration, Trade Show, (Add $5 for at-the-door regisRefreshments trations.) $25 Members or $35 Non-Members, includes lunch 9:30 President's Remarks. and morning coffee. David Marchant, River Berry Membership dues for 2007 are Farm, Fairfax $35. Benefits include: A 20062007 New England Vegetable or 9:45 Slide Tour of Vermont Small Fruit Management Guide, Vegetable and Berry Farms. or a book `Managing Cover Vern Grubinger, University of Crops' or `Building Soils' or a Vermont Extension UVM horticulture video, and a subscription to the Agriview 10:15 Starting a Community newsletter (which contains the Supported Agriculture Farm in VT Vegetable and Berry News. Vermont. Mail your check to:VVBGA, c/o Mimi Arnstein, Doug Johnstone, P.O, Box 701, Wellspring Farm, Marshfield Springfield,VT 05156 For additional information or 10:45 How I Get the to request special accommodaGovernment to Pay Me for tions, call UVM Extension 802Good Farming Practices. 257-7967 (ext. 13) or E-mail: Bob Pomykala, Pomykala [email protected] Farm, Grand Isle Amanda Gervais, Savage Gardens, North Hero 11:15 Recordkeeping that Works for Highly Diversified Farms. Dan Kaplan, Brookfield Farm, Amherst MA

10:45 Best management practices for biocontrol of greenhouse tomato pests. Les Shipp, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 11:30 Grafting tomatoes, handson session. Experienced grafters mentor beginners with live plants (provided). 12:00 Lunch ­ included in registration fee 1:00 Greenhouse tomato diseases and their management. Ann Hazelrigg, University of Vermont Extension 1:45 Bees: a new way to deliver microbes for pest control and disease suppression. Les Shipp, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 2:15 Grower Panel: innovative greenhouse practices. Skip Paul, Wishingstone Farm, Little Compton RI Mike Collins, Old Athens Farm, Westminster VT Dave Colson, New Leaf Farm, Durham, ME 3:00 Questions, answers, discussion

Because Vermont's rich agricultural land is at the foundation of our state's farming heritage and is being threatened by encroaching development. The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets facilitates farmland conservation easements for all types of agricultural land, helping farmers to: Fund capital expansion Facilitate intergenerational transfers Build retirement funds Reduce debt If you're a farmer or know a farmer interested in conserving their land, call Sylvia Jensen at the Agency today for more information:

Minimum requirements exist.

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Vermont Farm Show Schedule of Events

Tuesday, January 23

9:00 AM · Vermont Beekeeper's Association · Winter Meeting at the First Presbyterian Church (green church at bottom of the hill) located in the basement 1:00 PM · Dairy Goat and Sheep Promotion Board · Courthouse ­ Alumni Hall next to the Barre Civic Center Auditorium 9:30 AM · Vermont Sheep Breeders Association · American Legion Hall, Main Street Barre 6:30 PM · Milking Contest ­ "City Slickers" and the "Vermont Political Pull" · Farm Show Banquet Hall located in the basement · Vermont Young Agriculture Ambassador Competition immediately following the milking contest assist costs for the purchase and installation of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements. VALUEADDED PRODUCER GRANT FUNDS are available to conduct feasibility studies, marketing plans, and business plans to help establish marketing opportunities for agricultural producers wanting to market value-added products. 10:00 AM · Vermont Grass Farmers Association · Courthouse - Alumni Hall next to the Barre Civic Center Auditorium 12:00 PM · Dairy Farmers' Banquet and Awards. For tickets call John Cleary (802) 658-9291 · Barre Civic Center Auditorium in the Farm Show Banquet Hall located in the basement

3:00 PM · DART- a Resource for 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Vermont Agricultural Business · New Hampshire-Vermont · Vermont Llama and Alpaca and Dairy Farmers Christmas Tree Association Association · Courthouse - Alumni Hall · Canadian Club, Barre · Courthouse ­ Alumni Hall next to the Barre Civic Center next to the Barre Civic Center Auditorium 10:00 AM Auditorium · Dairy Agricultural Resource · Vermont Organic Farmers Teams (DART) will be the Annual Meeting structure for providing infor· Alumni Hall next to the Barre Wednesday, January 24 mation to ag service employees Civic Center Auditorium, 2nd 9:00 AM · Vermont FFA Annual who in turn can impart this Floor Competition and Awards knowledge to dairy farmers Luncheon. For tickets call creating a network of informa12:00 PM Justin Poulin (802) 276-3227 tion transfer. Come to this first · Vermont Maple Sugarmaker's · Vermont FFA Foundation, Inc. meeting to learn more about Association luncheon. For Annual Meeting the DART program and its tickets, call Mary Croft 802· Barre Civic Center Auditorium potential to improve informa763-7435 in the Farm Show Banquet tion transfer to Vermont dairy · Barre Civic Center Auditorium, Hall located in the basement farmers. Farm Show Banquet Hall

Thursday, January 25

9:00 AM · USDA Rural Development Workshop on Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency · Courthouse - Alumni Hall next to the Barre Civic Center Auditorium · Learn how to apply for Federal grant funding. ENERGY GRANT FUNDS are available for agricultural producers and rural small businesses to

2007 Farm Show Exhibitors

Auditorium Exhibitors

1a Nassu (Froggy) Mike Donovan 41 Jacques Street Barre,VT 05641 802-476-4168 2 Vermont Sheep & Goat Association Chris Hall 73 Willey Hill Road West Topsham,VT 05086 802-439-6245 6 Land Link Vermont UVM Deb Heleba 63 Carrigan Drive Burlington,VT 05405 802-656-0233 7 Paul Stanley Crop Management Paul Stanley 864 Lawyer Road East Fairfield,VT 05448 802-827-6145 8a Vermont Pasture Network Jennifer Colby 63 Carrigan Drive Burlington,VT 05405 802-656-0858 8 USDA Farm Service Agency Lana Walden 356 Mountain View Drive, Suite 104 Colchester,VT 05446 802-658-2803 9 VT Assoc Of Conservation Districts Rita Bisson 240 Vt Route 110 Orange,VT 05641 802-479-9538 10 USDA Rural Development Carolyn Lawrence 3rd Floor City Center 89 Main St Montpelier,VT 05602 802-828-6002 11 Vermont Land Trust Alex Wylie 8 Bailey Avenue Montpelier,VT 05602 802-352-4452 12 Vermont Horse Council Morris Lasell 1031 South Hill Road Williamstown,VT 05679 802-433-1344 13 Vermont State Grange Clyde Berry PO Box 451 Hartford,VT 05001 802-295-2091 15, 16 Hilltop Restaurant Jon Riley PO Box 169 Websterville,VT 05678 802-479-2129 18 Vermont Maple Sugarmakers Mary Croft 491 East Barnard Road South Royalton,VT 05068 802-763-7435 19 University of Vermont Cathy Yandow 19 Roosevelt Highway, Suite 305 802-656-0319 20 Vermont Agency Of Agriculture Ray Cioiffi 116 State Street Montpelier,VT 05602 802-241-4369 21 VT Veg & Berry Growers Doug Johnstone PO Box 701 Springfield,VT 05156 802-885-3083 22 Vermont Beekeepers Association Lynn Lang 405 Browns River Road Essex Junction,VT 05452 802-879-7977 23,24 Bou-matic Jamie Cayo PO Box 8050 Madison, WI 53708 608-224-2941 25 Morse Farms Sugar Works Burr Morse 1168 County Road Montpelier,VT 05602 802-223-2740 26 Yankee Farm Credit Ken Button PO Box 957 Williston,VT 05495 802-388-2692 27,28 DMS, Dairylea, Dairy Farmers Of America Karen Cartier PO Box 4844 Syracuse, NY 13221 315-433-0100 29 Mycogen Seeds Claude Fortin 2838 Rollo Road Swanton,VT 05488 802-868-4297 31a USDA-NRCS Anne Hilliard 356 Mountain View Dr. Colchester,VT 05446 802-951-6796 Ext 234 30 American Jersey Cattle Association Brenda Snow 6486 East Main Street Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 802-728-3920 31 WDEV FM & AM Jack Donovan PO Box 550 Waterbury,VT 05676 802-244-7321 33 Agri-mark Inc Douglas Dimento PO Box 5800 Lawrence, MA 01842 978-687-4936 34 VT Agricultural Credit Corp Melanie Scott 58 East State Street 4th Floor Montpelier,VT 05602 802-828-0626 35 New England Galloway Group Brud Mccabe 771 Clark Road Danville,VT 05828 603-694-2101 36 Brookfield Ag Services Charlie Taplin 336 West Street Brookfield,VT 05036 802-293-1200 37 Efficiency Vermont Pam Trieb 255 South Champlain St. Burlington,VT 05401 802-860-4095 Ext 1133 38, 39 Leader Evaporator Co Inc Randy Gaudette 49 Jonergin Drive Swanton,VT 05488 802-868-5444 Ext 25 40 Vermont ANR Compost Center Vicky Viens 103 South Main Street Waterbury,VT 05676 802-241-3448

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41 Dunbar Sales & Service Wayne Dunbar 739 Ketchum Hill Road Craftsbury,VT 05826 802-586-2851 42 Caledonia County Fair Richard Lawrence PO Box 343 Lyndonville,VT 05851 802-626-5538 43, 44 Vermont Farm Bureau Tim Buskey 2083 East Main Street Richmond,VT 05477 802-434-5646 46 New England Dairy & Food Council Kathy Backes 41 Idx Drive, Suite 221 South Burlington,VT 05403 802-863-5416 47 Select Sire Power Inc John Butler 1 Stony Mountain Road Tunkhannock, PA 18657 802-899-4651 48 USDA Wildlife Services Daniel Wible 617 Comstock Road Suite 9 Berlin,VT 05602 802-223-8690 49, 50 Cargill Animal Nutrition Marty Waterman 1 Trombley Hill Road Swanton,VT 05488 802-777-4381 51 Central Petroleum Company Dave Stevenson 11740 Clifton Blvd Cleveland, OH 44107 207-685-4007 52 Classic Stitching Diane Rooney 185 Main Street Vergennes,VT 05491 802-877-3659 53, 54, 55 Northeast Ag Sales Jim Choiniere PO Box 5 Lyndonville,VT 05851 802-626-3351 56 UVM Rural & Agriculture Voc Rehab George Cook 29 Sunset Drive, Suite 2 Morrisville,VT 05661 802-888-4972 57 Vermont Morgan Horse Association Ann Brown 1380 Old Stage Road Westford,VT 05494 802-878-4128 58 Lyndon Bank Marie-anne Hemond PO Box 125 Lyndonville,VT 05851 802-4271011 59 Cooperative Insurance Fletcher Brush PO Box 5890 Middlebury,VT 05753 800-388-6638 Ext 3501 60 Union Agricultural Society Euclid Farnham 24 The Crossroad Tunbridge,VT 05077 802-889-3458 61 USDA/APHIS/ VS Leslie Michaud 70 Michaud Farm Road E. Hardwick,VT 05836 802-338-7466 62 NOFA-VT Meg Klepach PO Box 697 Richmond,VT 05477 802-434-4122 63 Elmore Roots Nursery David Fried 631 Symonds Mill Road Wolcott,VT 05680 802-888-3305 64 VT National Farmers Organization Raymond Tardif 2227 Highgate Road St Albans,VT 05478 802-868-4531 65 Goodrich's Maple Farm Ruth Goodrich 2427 Us Route 2 Cabot,VT 05647 802-426-3388 66 T A Seeds Jim Young 3147 Dugway Road Avis, PA 17721 802-578-0400 68 VT Prime Emu Producers Larry Scott 179 Scott Road Newbury,VT 05051 802-866-5648

69 St Albans Cooperative Creamery Tom Gates 140 Federal Street St Albans,VT 05478 802-524-6581 70 Boutin Snowshoes Marie Boutin 1890 Chelsea Road Williamstown,VT 05679 802-433-5876 71, 72, 73 Bourdeau Brothers Skip Cray Box 187 Middlebury,VT 05753 802-388-7000 75 UVM Extension 4-H Sarah Kleinman 655 Spear Street Burlington,VT 05405 802-656-0311 76 Vermont Bird Fanciers George Annis 7508 County Road Calais,VT 05648 802-229-4628 77 Vermont Ayrshire Club, Inc. Arlene Conant 3486 East Bethel Road Randolph Center,Vt 05061 802-728-5283 81 Vermont FFA Justin Poulin 3302 West Street Brookfield,VT 05036 802-276-3277 82 Vermont Llama & Alpaca Susan Houston PO Box 61 Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 802-586-2873

88 The Barn Doctor Dave Santi PO Box 224 Roxbury,VT 05669 802-485-7947 89 VT Antique Farm Machinery Association Pat Taber 21 Spooner Road W. Topsham,VT 05086 802-439-5597 90 Timberwolf MFG Corp. Peter Hincks 118 Spruce Street Rutland,VT 05701 802-775-4227 91 WOKO Radio Steve Pelkey Box 4489 Burlington,VT 05406 802-658-1230 95 Pepper Financial Craig Cooke 590 Route 2 West West Danville,VT 05873 802-563-2223 96, 97, 98 NORBCO Inc Paul Garrett 4754 State Route 233, PO Box 233 Westmoreland, NY 13490 315-264-1792 99 Corner Rail Fence Gordon Barnaby 112 Spring Street Tunbridge,VT 05077 802-889-3736 100 Lennys Shoe & Apparel Lenny Mccarthy 359 N Main Street Barre,VT 05641 802-476-7446 101 New Haven Tire Burt Allen 92 Hunt Road New Haven,VT 05472 802-453-2106 102, 103, 104, 105 Bailey Equipment Richard Bailey 181 Collinsville Road Craftsbury,VT 05826 802-586-9675 106, 108 Goose Creek Farm Lisa Beliveau 201 Beliveau Road St George,VT 05495 802-482-3404 107 Scythe Supply Carol Bryan 496 Shore Road Perry, ME 04667 207-853-4750

109 Sun Court Enterprises Bob Gadma 617-464-3488 110, 112 Davon Sales Inc. David Palmer 50 Lansdowne Avenue Woodstock Ontario Canada N4S8Y4 519-537-2375 111 Dairy One Carol Benway 329 Brosseau Road Ithaca , NY 14850 802-868-7658 113 GCR Tire Center Chet Bedell 122 Gallison Hill Road Montpelier,VT 05602 802-223-4961 114, 115, 116, 117 John Deere Company Dean Acheson 5400 Frantz Road Suite 300 Dublin, OH 43016 614-726-4948 118, 119, 120, 121 Derby Equipment Inc Steve Poulin PO Box 565 Derby,VT 05829 802-766-2400 122 Huestis Farm Supply Richard Huestis 3877 Crown Point Road Bridport,VT 05734 802-758-2289 123, 125, 127 Payeur Distribution Inc Mike Miller 5379 East King Street Ascot Corner Quebec Canada Job 1a0 819-679-0175 124, 126, 128, 130, 132 Eaton Agricorp - Brownfield Equipment Bill Or Sandy Thomas PO Box 87 Eaton, NH 03832 603-447-3417 129, 131, 133 Hud-son Forest Equipment Eric Hertel 8187 State Route 12 Barneveld, NY 13304 800-765-7297

134 Phenomenal Fudge Steve Jackson 4668 VT Route 74 W Shoreham,VT 05770 802-897-7300 135 Genex Cooperative Jerry Sherman 282 Horseshoe Lane Lyndonville,VT 05851 802-626-9048 137 Resource Management Inc Charley Hanson PO Box 1081 Ashland, NH 03217 603-536-8900 138 Accelerated Genetics Eric Lundberg 119 Beckler Road Greenwich, NY 12834 518-852-2230 139 Rural Vermont Shelby Hammond 15 Barre Street, Suite 2 Montpelier,VT 05602 802-223-7222 140, 141, 142, 143 Krone Na Inc Brian Hutt PO Box 18880 Memphis, TN 38181 901-842-6011 Ext 31 144, 145, 146, 147 Stephenson Agri Sales Michael Stephenson 1730 Vermont Route 31 Poultney, VT 05764 802-287-9241 148, 149, 150, 151 Kuhn Knight Inc. Dave G Luft PO Box 167 Brodhead, WI 53520-0167 608-897-2131 Ext 2109 157, 159, 161 General Truck & Equipment Charlie Kelton PO Box 149 Westminster Station,VT 05159 802-722-3100 162, 164, 166 Riverside Equipment Jim Or Tom 72 Kubota Drive Berlin,VT 05602 802-223-0021 165, 167 Wellscroft Fence Systems David Kennard 167 Sunset Hill Harrisville, NH 03450 603-827-3464

168, 170 Sanel Auto Parts David Segal 129 Manchester Street Concord, NH 03301 603-225-4000 169, 171 Outback Heating Inc Chris Laggis 965 Lee Jackson Highway Staunton,VA 24401 540-886-7900 172 Farming Coleen Strong PO Box 449 St Johnsbury,VT 05819 802-422-7147 173 Catamount Fence Company Tami Kloss 11 Hamblin Street Cornwall,VT 05753 802-462-3380 174 Excalibur Sires Bill Tester 2317 Roaring Brook Rd. Barton,VT 05822 802-525-3814 175 Country Folks Scott Duffy PO Box 121 Palatine Bridge, NY 13428 518-673-3237 176 Vermont DHIA Brett Denny 226 Holiday Drive Suite 3 White River Junction, VT 05001 802-223-8662 180, 181 Poulin Grain Inc Joanne St Onge 24 Railroad Square Newport,VT 05855 802-334-6731 182 Dick Meyer Co Inc Dick Meyer N214 3rd Court Coloma, WI 54930 715-228-5471 183 Vermont Beef Industry Council Dan Connor PO Box 2029 Colchester,VT 05449 802-860-7152 184 Vermont Beef Producers Hadley Gaylord 2587 Main Street Waitsfield,VT 05673 802-496-5034

185 Vermont Angus Association Ed Jackson 442 Chamberlin Road East Ryegate,VT 05042 802-828-3092 186, 187 Bobcat Of Champlain Valley Ron Cadorette 27 Kellogg Road Essex Junction,VT 05452 802-857-5600 188, 189 Newt Whitcomb Sales Newt Whitcomb 117 Hook Road Chelsea,VT 05038 802-685-4555 190 Meunerie Robitaille Inc Frank Halden 392 South Craftsbury Road Craftsbury,VT 05826 802-586-2267 191 Burlington Diesel Fuel Pump Wesley Russell 559 Industrial Avenue Williston,VT 05495 802-864-4880 192, 193 Vermont Engine Services Inc Dean Thibodeau 16 Krupp Drive Williston,VT 05491 800-287-5488 194, 195, 196 CDL/ Maple Pro Inc Garth Atherton 39 Rewes Drive St Albans,VT 05478 802-527-0000 197 Vermont ATV Sportsmans Association Danny Hale 7 East State Street, PO Box 650 Montpelier,VT 05602 802-229-2997 198 S T Griswold Bob Marquis 193 Industrial Avenue Williston,VT 05495 802-658-0201 Ext 298 199, 200 Lapierre USA Matt Williams 102 Airport Access Rd. Swanton,VT 05488 802-868-2328 Concession Snack Shack Sue Kelley 38 Branch Street Barre,VT 05641 802-279-0407

Ice Arena Exhibitors 2007

83, 84 GDE Corporation Steve Or Kim Greaves 245 Canyon Drive Greensboro Bend,VT 05842 802-533-2968 87 Kimball Farm Feeds Lisa Hinds 791 East Broadway Haverhill, MA 01830 978-521-3990

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