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. 

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
                                   Save the Date!

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: ​

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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