University of Vermont

Vermont Pasture Network

Pasture Walks

On-Farm Workshops and Events

ian mitchell-innes pasture
           walkPasture walks are one of the very best ways for experienced or beginning farmers and agricultural service providers to learn from one another.  Each host farmer has tricks and tips for managing their own systems to its best advantage.  Often service providers, such as USDA-NRCS field agents or grazing consultants can add new information, review grazing or animal health concepts, share ideas gathered from outside sources, and learn along with everyone else.  Sometimes there are challenges on the farm, which visitors can help problem solve with a new perspective on the situation.  Pasture walks help connect all ages, interests and experience levels to one another. 

2013 Events Presented By or Partnering With VPN

March 7  Bedded Pack Manure Management    Sheldon, VT 
Bedded Pack Resources

March 8  Bedded Pack Manure Management    Middlebury, VT 
Bedded Pack Resources

March 13  Bedded Pack Manure Management    White River Junction, VT 
Bedded Pack Resources

June 10  High-Density Mob Grazing with Ian Mitchell-Innes    Wells, VT    
Ian video on planned grazing

July 16   Year-Round Forage Planning at Harrisons' Homegrown Dairy Farm     Addison, VT
Eventbrite - Year-Round Forage Planning at Harrisons’
         Homegrown Dairy Farm

July 17   Year-Round Forage Planning with Jasper Hill Farm    Greensboro, VT
Eventbrite - Year-Round Forage Planning at Jasper Hill

July 24   Nutrient-Dense Forages  Larson Family Farm    Wells, VT 
Link to NOFA-VT web site

July 29    Pasture, Livestock, Forage, and Weeds: A Youth IDA Workshop  Osprey Hill Farm   Middlesex, VT 
Contact Ali Zipparo to register

August 15 & 16  Save the Dates!  Swine Tour with Dale Rozeboom  Locations TBD

Late August  Parasite Management at Knoll Farm    Fayston, VT

September 14  VT Beef Producers Social at Health Hero Island Farm    South Hero, VT

Late September  Pasture Improvement at Knoll Farm  Fayston, VT

October 3     Demonstrating and Monitoring Regenerative Agriculture  Tamarack Sheep Farm   Corinth, VT
Interested in attending an event?  Have event ideas or requests?
Contact Pasture Program Coordinator Jenn Colby

Last modified June 28 2013 11:21 PM