Seasonal On-Farm Events and Winter Workshops and
Pasture 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.
2018 Events Presented
By (or Partnering With) VPN
October 12` Manage Pastures for Horses
Middlebrook Fresian Farm, New Haven, VT
4pm to 6pm
This event is free, please register online here.
October 16 The Three Secrets to Increasing Profit with Dave Pratt
Green Mountain Girls Farm, Northfield, VT
9:30am to 3:30pm
Register online here.
October 19 3rd Annual Reclaiming a Pasture-based Hill Farm
Howling Wolf Farm, Randolph, VT
1pm to 4pm
More details for workshop and the on-farm BBQ dinner here.
October 23 Woodchip Barnyard/ Pad Construction
Shire Beef, Vershire, VT
10am to 12pm
More details and online registration here.
2019 Events Presented by (or Partnering With) VPN
January 18 & 19 Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference
Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT
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Interested in attending an event? Have event ideas or requests?
Contact Pasture Program Coordinator Jenn Colby
Please note that If you require accessibility accommodations to participate in this program, please let Cheryl Herrick (802) 656-5459 know by approximately three weeks before the event date so we may assist you.
Many of our workshops are supported by USDA Risk Management (RMA). The RMA provides risk management and financial tools to Vermont’s farmers with information through education and outreach programs. More information is available at: www.rma.usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.
Last modified October 10 2018 11:33 AM