The Vermont Farm Bureau is inviting attendees to join them at Jay Peak Resort to celebrate one hundred years of serving and advancing Vermont agriculture. Bring the family to this three day event that includes a tradeshow, family pizza party, Interactive game show, silent auction, informative workshops, centennial dinner and dance, live music and renowned Jay Peak Resort facilities.
On November 5, the celebration starts at noon with a trade show of vendors and organizations. VFB has gathered a variety of businesses and organizations that offer services to the agricultural community to visit before the business portion of the annual meeting starts. Click here to see a full list of vendors.
On Thursday, there will be a family pizza party at 6:30 p.m. followed by the first ever Farm Bureau Jeopardy game. Tim Buskey will play Alex Trebek. Counties will face off and hopefully remember to phrase their answers in the form of a question. Click here to download a copy of the History of Farm Bureau 1915-1985.
On Friday, the business portion of Vermont Farm Bureau’s annual meeting will begin. A new executive board will be elected and instated as current president Clark Hinedale, III has handed in his resignation after serving a second term.
Nationwide Insurance is the endorsed provider and is sponsoring the luncheon. Nationwide Board member Sparky Weilnau will be in attendance, a popcorn farmer from Ohio who will address the audience. Vermont Farm Bureau will award and recognize members and counties that contribute so much to our organization, Vermont’s economy and the agricultural community.
Two workshops in the afternoon will start at 1:45 p.m., where Jon Anderson, a lawyer with Burak Anderson & Melloni, PLC, will present “Limiting act 250 jurisdiction on Commercial Projects at Your Farm” and deadlines and requirements of the new Clean Water Act. At 3:15 p.m., the new RAP’s (Required Agriculture Practices) will start and Laura DiPietro and Ryan Patch of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture will explain the new changes to the AAP’s (Accepted Agricultural Practices).