Presentations & Talks

Presenter, “Local Food Business Life Cycle & Trends in Wholesale” Aggregation & Distribution F2P Working Group, 2018

Presenter, “Local Food Business Life Cycle & Trends in Wholesale” Consumer Education & Marketing F2P Working Group, 2018

Panelist, “Business Management: Taking Your Business to the Next Level” VT Specialty Food Association Annual Spring Meeting, 2018

Co-Presenter, “Co-operative Marketing; Identifying, Developing & Working with Brand Ambassadors” VT Specialty Food Association Annual Spring Meeting, 2018

Co-Presenter, “Ready To Grow?” Sustainable Dairy Products: Northeast Summit, Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association, 2018

Teacher, “Enterprise Analysis & Crop Budgets for Profitability” NOFA NH, NOFA-VT, UNH Ext, 2018

Co-Presenter, “Cutting Through The Noise: Successful Marketing Campaigns That Reach Consumers” VT Farmers Market Conference, 2018

Teacher, “Cutting Through The Noise: Successful Marketing Campaigns That Reach Consumers” NOFA Winter Conference Monday Intensive, 2018

Co-Presenter, “Finding the Right Market for Your Meat” NOFA Winter Conference, 2018

Panelist, ACORN Producer Buyer Forum, 2017

Panelist, “Distribution in VT: Needs and Gaps” Farm 2 Plate Network Gathering, 2017

Panelist, “Farm Sector Snapshots” Farm 2 Plate Network Gathering, 2017

Co-Presenter, “Helping Farmers Stay Competitive in a Maturing Market” National Farm Viability Conference, 2017

Presenter, “Growing Elderberries in Vermont for Conservation, Health, and Profit,” Workshop Intensive, NOFA-VT Winter Conference, 2016

Presenter, “Sustainable Marketing for Sustainable Farms,” NOFA-VT Winter Conference, 2016

Presenter, “Market Research: How to Assess Opportunities,” NOFA-VT Winter Conference, 2014

Presenter, “Comparing Different Ways to Produce and Market your Beef (and Pork),” Vermont Grazing Conference, 2016

Teacher, “Making a Marketing Plan,” UVM Extension webinar, 2012

Presenter, “Business Planning for Farm Success,” NOFA-VT Direct Marketing Conference, 2012

Teacher, “Marketing 101,” Green Mountain College, 2012

Co-Presenter, “Planning to Start or Grow a Business? Why a Business Plan Matters,” Senator Leahy’s Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference, 2012

Teacher, “Marketing Basics for New Growers,” a one-day workshop, NOFA-VT, 2011

Teacher, “Marketing That Sells,” a three-day workshop, NOFA-VT, 2011

Presenter, “Business Planning for CSA Success,” NOFA-VT Direct Marketing Conference, 2011

Presenter, “Make Time for Planning,” NOFA-VT Direct Marketing Conference, South Royalton, VT, 2010

Presenter, “Introduction to Commercial Sales,” Vermont Fresh Network and VT Agency of Agriculture Food and Market’s annual Matchmaker event, Windsor, VT 2009

Commencement Speaker, Stanstead College Baccalaureate, Stanstead, Quebec, 2008.

Presenter, “Identifying New Markets and Expanding Existing Markets through Market Research,” Vermont Housing and Conservation Board,” Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Business Planning for Farm Success: A Gathering of Farm Viability Professionals, Middlebury, VT, 2008

Invited lecturer, “Taking Stock- For Experienced Business Owners,” University of Vermont Extension, Berlin, VT, 2008

Presenter, “Developing a Marketing Plan for Your Farm,” NOFA-VT Direct Marketing Conference, South Royalton, VT, 2008

Moderator, “Farm Viability Panel,” Vermont Housing And Conservation Board Anniversary Conference, Montpelier, VT, 2007

Speaker, Vermont Council on Rural Development annual symposium, Marketing Vermont’s Creative Economy, Statehouse, Montpelier, VT, 2007

Trainer, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Farm Viability Program, Value Added Marketing, 2007

Presenter, “Effective Advertising for Agri-Business,” MicroCredit-NH, Keene, NH, 2007

Speaker, Tilling The Soil of Opportunity, VT Small Business Development Center, Randolph, VT, 2007

Ranked as the “Top Workshop of the Conference” for presenting, “Leveraging the Vermont Brand,” at Senator Leahy’s 10 Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference, Randolph, VT, 2006

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