The Vermont Forest Industry Network is excited to see everyone in person for the Vermont Forest Industry Summit at Burke Mountain Resort this summer. This year’s summit will include keynotes and panel discussions on a range of topics of interest to companies and partners in Vermont’s forest economy, including the impact of climate change on forest management, access capital for forestry and wood products companies, marketing and more. Ticket prices are $25 for one-day admission and $50 for both days. Sponsorships and exhibitor pass options are also available.
Forest Summit: June 9-10
The University of Vermont invites livestock producers to participate in a national survey on the prevention of transboundary animal diseases. The survey will collect the behavioral attitudes that lead to the adoption of biosecurity at the farm level. The livestock industry is vulnerable to threats from infectious disease outbreaks. Decision-making and human behavior at the farm level are at the heart of disease prevention, management and control. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To make up for your time, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card after you pass the survey.
UVM Extension Specialists Chris Lindgren, Betsy Miller and Zac Smith are available to work one-on-one with agriculture, forestry and maple syrup businesses on their finances and business planning. These FREE sessions are designed to be flexible so that time is spent focusing on the topics that are important to you.
These consultations can help you better understand your financial situation, make more informed decisions, and identify new ways to build on your existing strengths. Registration is mandatory.
Training session: May 16
This free 5-track virtual course from the Wild Farm Alliance teaches agricultural professionals and farmers how to support beneficial birds and manage pest birds on farms, including specific practices to use during the shorter periods when they cause damage. Sessions cover the latest research, tools and resources, and are delivered by experts in avian pest control, entomology, ornithology and conservation. These 10 online courses can be viewed live or watched later, and will help you build your knowledge base on how farms can be designed with pest bird control services in mind.