Financial Aid and Volunteer Application
Dec. 21, 2018 deadline to apply for Financial Aid. Volunteers accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

FINANCIAL AID: VABF Financial aid funds are very limited and will be granted based on both need and experience with and a future in, organic and sustainable agriculture. Financial aid is intended for those who would not be able to attend this conference without it. Financial aid recipients are required to volunteer for 8 hours total, split into shifts, and to attend the whole conference. Financial aid covers the full cost of conference registration for Jan 12 & 13, 2019, which includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Financial aid does not cover any lodging or travel expenses. Financial Aid recipients will be provided a discount code for 100% off an individual Conference Registration.

CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers receive 50% off an individual registration fee in exchange for 8 hours of work, at a $15/hour rate. A 50% off discount code will be provided for the online registration, if application is accepted. Volunteer work needs are varied, so list skills and financial need below. Conference registration is for Jan 12 & 13, 2019 and includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and lodging fees. Volunteers who do not work their shifts will be charged the full Conference Registration amount.

PRE-CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are also needed for Pre-Conference, on Friday, January 11. If the application is accepted, a 50% off Pre-Conference workshop discount code will be provided for volunteers that work for 3 hours on Friday. The 50% off code does not apply to the Friday lunch ticket. Acceptance as a Pre-Conference Volunteer is separate from a Conference Volunteer. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Pre-Conference volunteers who do not work their shift will be charged the full Pre-Conference Registration amount.

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Financial Aid/Volunteer Selection *
Farm and Food Experience
Most recent or significant Farm/Food Business/Organization affiliation. Indicate your role or job along with their website and a reference. *
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Have you attended a VABF Conference before? *
Have you volunteered with VABF in the past or received financial aid through VABF? *
Tell us about your interest and experience in biological or organic farming/gardening: *
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Tell us about your future with biological/organic farming or gardening: *
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Financial Information
Would you be able to attend the VABF Conference without financial aid or a volunteer position? *
Please describe your financial circumstance and need for financial support. *
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Volunteer Skills and Shifts
Check any skills you are able to offer: *
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For Pre-Conference Volunteer Applicants Only
List the Pre-Conference workshop you'd be interested in attending for 50% off in exchange for a 3 hour volunteer shift on that day.
List any Conference sessions or times during which you would prefer NOT to work: *
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