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Webinar: Looking Ahead to 2019 in Marketing

October 14, 2018

 This Webinar will be rescheduled for a later date.

Anson Tebbetts, Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, and Lynn Ellen Schimoler, Senior Agriculture Business Development and Working Lands Program Manager, join us to talk about what they see as major trends and opportunities in marketing for food and farms in 2019.


Looking Ahead to Food and Farm Marketing in 2019
Wednesday, Dec 5th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Register for Webinar Here

What does the coming year hold for our food and farms? We speak with special guests, Anson Tebbetts, Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, and Lynn Ellen Schimoler, Senior Agriculture Business Development and Working Lands Program Manager.
Looking ahead to 2019, we'll discuss:
  • What Vermont farmers and food producers should be aware of when marketing and selling their products?
  • How markets are changing, and how that affects our food producers
  • Trends to keep an eye on 
Join Us Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm  
There is no fee to participate, but please do register at this link: 
Anson Tebbetts, VT Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Anson Tebbetts was appointed Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Food, and Markets by Governor Phil Scott in January of 2017. Prior to his appointment, Tebbetts spent more than twenty years as part of the WCAX news team, serving as the station’s news director since 2009. From 2007-2009, he stepped away from his role at WCAX to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Agriculture, under the Douglas administration. An avid bird enthusiast, he co-hosts “For the Birds” on WDEV & WLVB radio. Tebbetts, a graduate of Emerson College, is a native Vermonter with deep agricultural roots. He was born and raised on his family’s farm in Cabot, where he continues to reside today with his wife Vicky and their two children. In 2001, the Vermont Farm Bureau honored him with their Friend of the Farmer award.
Lynn Ellen Schimoler, VT Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Lynn Ellen Schimoler is Senior Agricultural Business Development, Working Lands Program Manager, working closely with the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Board, and Grantees. Schimoler has over 25 years of experience in the retail food industry, most recently working with City Market/Onion River Co-op as Director of Purchasing and Merchandising. She has worked for independents in CA, NH, and VT, and collaborated with National Cooperatives Grocers on category management, store operations, and product development for Co-ops in New England. Schimoler has a BA in dance from Bennington College, and enjoys a part-time Dance Lecturer role at the University of Vermont.

 We will post a recording plus notes on this site, and on the Facebook event page, following the live webinar.

You may be prompted to use the Zoom app to join the meeting - it's a pretty simple one click set up, but if you don't want to do that, try another browser (in theory you should have the option to join without an app)

If you have problems signing on during the webinar, check the Zoom help desk or e-mail - we will monitor that account for questions (it's hard to answer the phone while you're hosting a webinar)

You can find recordings and notes from our past webinars in the "Webinar Resources" category of this blog. These webinars are free for everyone, but we sure don't mind if folks become VFN Members to help support this and other programming designed to strengthen our local food businesses.
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