University of Vermont

Vermont Pasture Network

Pasture Walks

Seasonal On-Farm Events and Winter Workshops and

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           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. 

2017 Events Presented By (or Partnering With) VPN

January 20 & 21       Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference
                                   Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT
                                   Full conference page here.
                                   Online schedule here.

February 10               Bedded Pack Manure Management Workshop
                                   Middlebury Extension Office, Middlebury, VT
                                   10 am to 3 pm (refreshments at 9:30)
                                   Register online here.

February 17               Bedded Pack Manure Management Workshop
                                   Cedar Mountain Farm, Hartland, VT
                                   10 am to 3 pm (refreshments at 9:30)
                                    Register online here.

                                    Want to attend a bedded pack workshop and pay by check? 
                                    Downloadable form here.  Just print and mail with your check.

August 14-18             Jim Gerrish returns to Vermont at multiple locations.
                                    Stay tuned for details.

September 9              Pasture Management & Livestock Integration
                                   Wild Roots Farm (Regenerative Farming Series)
                                   10 am to 2 pm
                                   Pre-Registration required through Wild Roots Farm  

October 27                [2nd Annual] Reclaiming a Pasture-Based Hill Farm 
                                   Howling Wolf Farm, Randolph, VT
                                   

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. 

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