Farmers and agricultural service providers will learn about effective on-farm energy practices that are suitable for New England at this two-day conference, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 15 and 16, 2010, at the Radisson Conference Center in Manchester.
The keynote address will be delivered by Mike Morris, ATTRA/National Center for Appropriate Technology. Morris will address practical ways to assess energy options on the farm. Two workshop tracks will be offered–on oilseed production and greenhouse energy efficiency and conservation–and will include 14 individual workshops on topics ranging from systems for harvesting and pressing oilseeds to using shell corn for greenhouse heat. A complete description of the workshops, along with additional conference information, can be found at http://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/meetings/FarmEnergy3-10.pdf. The registration fee is $25 per person per day and includes lunch and materials. Please register by March 10.
To register, send payment to UVM Extension at
278 South Main Street, Suite 2, St. Albans, VT 05478.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson (603-625-1000) for conference participants at a rate of $109/double room.
For more information, including request for accommodations to participate in this program, please contact UVM Extension–St. Albans office at 802-524-6501.