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. 


2019 Events Presented by (or Partnering With) VPN             
                                   

January 18 & 19       Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference
                                  Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT
                                  January 18 and 19

May 10                      Grazing Sheep in Solar Energy Facilities: Lunch, Learn & Tour
                                  UVM Extension Brattleboro Office
                                  10am to 1pm
                                  More details for workshop and register here.

 May 15                     Secrets to Increasing Profit with Dave Pratt - Middlebury
                                  Middlebury VFW, 230 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT 05753

                                  10am to 3pm
                                  This event is $40 or $75 to include the Berlin workshop as well
                                  Learn more and please register online here.

 May 16                     Secrets to Increasing Profit with Dave Pratt - Berlin
                                  UVM Extension Berlin Office Classroom

                                  10am to 3pm
                                  This event is $40 or $75 to include the Middlebury workshop
                                  Learn more and register online here.

May 17                      Grazing Sheep in Solar Energy Facilities: Lunch, Learn & Tour
                                  UVM Extension St. Johnsbury Office
                                  10am to 1pm
                                  More details for workshop and register here.


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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