SHOW PREVIEWS


Vermont Farm Show

January 24-26, Essex Jct., Vt.


The 78th Annual Farm Show will be bigger and better than ever. For 2012, the event has moved to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Jct., Vt.

The 2012 Dairy Farmers' Banquet

Brought to you by The Vermont Dairy Industry Association and Vermont Farm Show
Thursday, January 26, Noon to 2 p.m.

Come celebrate with Vermont's highest quality dairy farmers and those who support them! Vermont's highest quality milk awards, Finley Award and Dairy Farm of the Year, will be presented.

Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Seating is limited! Contact Nathan Miller at 802-545-2320 or kettltop@gmavt.net to reserve your ticket.

Meetings Schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 24

    NH-VT Christmas Tree Association

    VT Beekeepers Association

    Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association Annual Meeting and Banquet

  • Wednesday, January 25

    FFA competition and awards banquet

    First Annual VT Farm Show

    Farmers Market and Cook-off


  • Thursday, January 26

    Vt. Dairyman's Banquet and Awards

Visit these folks at the show!


A-1 Technologies Ind. DBA Val 6 Infrared Heaters
Agri-Plastics
Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
American Jersey Cattle Association
Artisan Printing Of Vermont
802-644-9001
Bakers Ag Sales & Service




Bascom Maple Farms, Inc.
603-835-6361




Bernie Riopel Manufactures Rep
603-491-7671




Black River Equip.
BLC
Bliss Farm Enterprises
Bourdeau Brothers/FCI




Burlington Diesel Fuel Pump Service
802-868-4880




Cabot Creamery
Camp Pre-Cast
Cargill Animal Nutrition




CDL USA
3 Lemnah Drive
St Albans, VT 05478
802-527-0000




Champlain Valley Equip.
Classic Stitching




Co-Operative Insurance
PO Box 5890
Middlebury, VT 05753
802-388-0061




Country Folks
Dairy Marketing Services
Dairy One




Davon Sales, Inc.
519-536-1218




Deep Valley Farm, Inc.
800-656-6007




DNB Marketing Solutions
Eaton Agricorp - Hakmet
Efficiency Vermont




Farm Family Insurance Co.
802-527-0350




Farming: The Journal Of Northeast Agriculture
374 Emerson Falls Road
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
802-748-8908




Frazer Agency, Inc. (Nationwide)
841 US Rte 5 N
Windsor, VT 05089
802-674-5506




GEA Farm Technologies/ NORBCO




General Truck & Equip.
802-722-3100




Genex Cooperative
Gifford Medical Center




Goodrich's Maple Farm 802-426-3704




Guy's Farm & Yard
Hannaford Supermarkets
Hawkeye International




Hicks Sales LLC
802-439-5279




Hoards Dairyman
Homestead Fence Co.
Hood-Booth Brothers
Hud-Son Forest Equip.
IDEXX Laboratories




John Deere Co.
2000 John Deere Run
Cary, NC 27513
919-804-2777




Kent Nutrition Group
Kimball Midwest
Kingdom Creamery Of Vermont
Kuhn North America, Inc.




L.W. Greenwood & Sons, Inc.
802-728-5453




Land & Mowing Solutions LLC

Lapierre USA
102 Airport Access Road
Swanton, VT 05488
802-868-2328




Leader Evaporator Co, Inc.
802-868-5444




Lely Center Vermont
802-933-4030




Lenny's Shoe & Apparel
Manosh Water Wells
Meunerie Robitaille, Inc./ New Tech Feed
Millbrook Shavings
Morrison's Custom Feeds
Mycogen Seeds





Nationwide Agri Business- Mullen Insurance
2 Market Place Suite 5
Essex Junction, VT 05454
802-878-8156




Nature's Creative Wood
New England Dairy & Food Council
NOFA-VT
Northeast Ag Sales




Northeast Farm Sales & Service, Inc.
802-754-8863




NYCAMH
802-828-6900




OESCO, Inc.
413-369-4335




Outback Heating
540-337-9600





Paul Stanley Crop Management Services
Pete's Equip. Sales & Rentals, Inc.
Phenomenal Fudge
Pike Farm Repairs
Poulin Grain, Inc.
Riverside Equip.
Rural Vermont




Scythe Supply
207-853-4750




St. Albans Cooperative Creamery
Stephenson Agri Sales




Stubbes Precast
519-424-2183




The Barn Doctor




Timberwolf Mfg Corp
802-775-4227




Union Agricultural Society
University Of Vermont
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA Wildlife Services
USDA/APHIS/VS
USDA/NASS/NHFO
USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service
UVM Rural & Agriculture Voc Rehab
Vt. Agency Of Agriculture
Vt. Agency Of Agriculture/ NYCAMH
Vt. AgrAbility




Vt. Agricultural Credit Corp
802-828-0626




Vt. Agricultural Mediation Program
Vt. Assoc. Of Conservation Districts
Vt. Ayrshire Club, Inc.
Vt. Beef Industry Council
Vt. Beekeepers Association
Vt. Bird Fanciers
Vt. Coverts




Vt. DHIA
802-295-3379




Vt. Electric Power Co.
Vt. Engine Services
Vt. Farm Bureau
Vt. Fish & Wildlife Department
Vt. Grass Farmers Association
Vt. Horse Council
Vt. Housing & Conservation Board
Vt. Land Trust
Vt. Llama & Alpaca






Vt. Maple Sugarmakers
802-763-7435




Vt. Morgan Horse Assoc
Vt. State Grange
Vt. State NFO
Vt. Sustainable Jobs Fund
Vt. Technical College
Vt. Woodlands Association
WDEV Fm & Am




Wellscroft Fence Systems
167 Sunset Hill-Chesham
Harrisville, NH 03450-5603
603-827-3464




WOKO Radio
Wood Heating Systems LLC




Wood Mizer
315-564-4040




Yankee Farm Credit




Zimmerman Cattle Control Co.
717-738-7365



History of the Vermont Farm Show

The Vermont Farm Show grew out of the Old Vermont Dairymen's Association and Maple Sugar Makers' Association meeting which has been held for numerous years. In 1930, these meetings were held at the Memorial Auditorium which was only a few years old at the time. In 1932, Orlando Martin asked the director of the Department of Agriculture if there was any possible way to put an educational exhibit and product competition in the basement of the Auditorium. The exhibit was a huge success and so began the Vermont Farm Show.

These Product Competitions and the Union Agriculture Meetings continued to grow and prosper in Burlington through 1946. The only two years meetings and competitions did not take place were in 1943 and 1944, during the war.

In 1947 the Union Agriculture Meetings and Farm Products Contests were moved to the Barre Municipal Auditorium were they have been held ever since. The change from Burlington to Barre was necessitated by the leasing of the Memorial Auditorium in Burlington to the Veteran's Administration.

In November 1957, the Vermont Farm Show, Inc. was officially organized and incorporated. The official by laws of the organization were revised and adopted at a meeting held May 15, 1979.

During its 78 years, the Show has undergone many changes. The addition of exhibitors in the outdoor ice rink in 1984 and significant changes in 1999. The most significant change will be this coming year 2012 when we change locations from Barre to Essex Jct. to the Champlain Valley Exposition.