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Shumlin scheduled for farm meetings, national conference

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

The governor's schedule this week will take him to farm meetings and a national conference in Washington.

Staff members say Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont, will attend the annual meeting of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery in St. Albans on Saturday. This comes just days after the new five-year farm bill was approved in Washington. Shumlin will also speak to organic farmers in Burlington on Saturday at the NOFA-VT annual meeting.

By the end of the week, national politics is on the schedule. Shumlin, who is the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, plans to attend the winter meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington. That conference begins on Friday and concludes the following Monday.

Here is the governor's public schedule released by his office:

Gov. Peter Shumlin's public appearance schedule for the week of Feb. 15:

Saturday, Feb. 15

11:00 a.m. St. Albans Cooperative Creamery 95th Annual Meeting
St. Albans Town Central School, 169 S. Main Street, St. Albans

12:45 p.m. Speak at the NOFA-VT Annual Winter Conference
Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, University of Vermont Burlington

Please note that state offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in honor of President's Day.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

11:00 a.m. Press Conference, Governor's Ceremonial Office, State House

12:30 p.m. Sign the Engineers Week Proclamation, Ceremonial Office, State House

1:00 p.m. Speak at Vermont League of Cities and Towns Local Government Day
Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State Street, Montpelier

1:40 p.m. Greet League of Women Voters Ceremonial Office

Thursday, Feb. 20

10:30 a.m. Greet participants in Vermont Afterschool & Summer Learning Day
Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State Street, Montpelier

10:50 a.m. Speak to participants in RAMP career development program for high school youth with disabilities
Ceremonial Office, State House

Friday, Feb. 21 - Monday, Feb. 24

In Washington D.C. for the National Governors Association Annual Winter Meeting

JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington D.C.

Issues include job creation, transportation funding, disaster response, early education and more.

For schedule and information, visit http://www.nga.org/cms/home/news-room/news-releases/2014--news-releases/col2-content/nations-governors-to-convene-in.html

The Governor will also attend Democratic Governors Association events in conjunction with the NGA Annual Winter Meeting.  For information, visit http://democraticgovernors.org/.

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