August 15, 2020
Dear New England Green Pastures former winners and supporters,
As you have probably guessed, COVID-19 has changed the way we can honor this year’s New England Green Pastures winners; however, we are committed to giving them their due recognition. We are planning a virtual awards program on the traditional night of the banquet on Friday, September 18 at 7:00 PM.
This will be done using a Zoom conference that can be viewed on your computer. Gary Anderson, Chairman of the Dairy Farm of the Year program, will serve as the MC remotely from Maine. Each state will submit a Power Point of its winner, which Gary will show while the farm owners are online and give the presentation. Zoom is the most used video conferencing application and no doubt you have heard about it being used by people working from home or attending school online. It is a free application to view our planned recognition program, and we will send you information on how to load it onto your computer.
I know many of you are loyal to the Green Pastures program and like to support the winners and learn about their farms. I hope you will join us remotely this year on your computer from the comfort of your living room.
To help facilitate this, we are asking everyone to please go online and register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
If you are not able to register online prior to the event, please reach out via email to John Porter, Secretary of New England Green Pastures, at firstname.lastname@example.org; OR mail in the enclosed registration form and we will assist in the registration to join us for the Zoom call. Please consider sending a donation. We want to invite the 2020 winners next year to the Big-E celebrations and will have about double the cost. Obtaining the email information will help save on postage for future notices of events.
We look forward to hearing from you.
John C. Porter, Secretary New England Green Pastures