South Burlington, Vermont is located in Chittenden County, in the Burlington region, just minutes from the University of Vermont and the Burlington International Airport. South Burlington is home to "University Mall," the state's largest mall, and to "Magic Hat Brewing Company," one of the larger craft breweries in the United States.
Notable residents of South Burlingtgon, Vermont include: Harry Bliss, cartoonist & illustrator; Major Jackson, poet & professor; Jack Leggett, collegiate baseball coach; and Martin St Louis, professional hockey player.
The conference will include education and information sharing opportunities on industrial hemp including current research, basic agronomics, farmer experiences with growing hemp, harvest and post-harvest considerations, legalities of growing, marketing and economics. There are 22 presentations covering all aspects of growing hemp! You can also attend via an online live broadcast. Visit https://go.uvm.edu/2020hempconference for the brochure and to register.
The 2020 No-Till & Cover Crop Symposium’s theme this year is Going Deeper for Soil Health. The conference is scheduled for February 26, 9am to 4:30pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Jeff Carter will look at our progress over the last five years. Guest speaker Scott Magnan, from Scott Magnan’s Custom Services, will share how precision ag technology can benefit your operation and the potential for return on investment. David Brandt, a no-till farmer from Ohio, will share the techniques and systems he has used on his farm for the last 40 years. You will also hear the latest research results and current projects for conservation cropping systems in the northeast, as well as participate in roundtable discussions on advanced no-till and cover cropping, precision ag up close, making money with no-till and cover cropping, and no-till and manure. Cost is $75 person and you can view the brochure and register online at https://go.uvm.edu/ntccs.
Guest speakers and topics include Dr. Tom Shellhammer from Oregon State University, talking about hop quality for the grower and brewer. Erin Lizotte from Michigan State Univ. sharing information on hop pest management. Evan Elford from Ontario providing research updates on hop fertility and disease management programs. Chad Meigs from Bineyard Hops in New York talking about scaling a hop yard. UVM research updates. And a tasting of beer flavor and hops with Switchback Brewing and UVM Sensory Practice Leader Roy Desrochers.