Winter Workshops and On-Farm Events
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.
2016 Events Presented
By (or Partnering With) VPN
Swine Workshops with The Piggery's
Heather Sanford at the NOFA
VT Winter Conference
(supported by the Working Lands Enterprise Fund Swine Industry Development Grant)
February 18 Bedded Pack Manure Management Workshop
The Abbey, Sheldon (link to register)
February 19 Bedded Pack Manure Management Workshop
Middlebury Extension Office (link to register)
Prefer to register by check? Download and print this paper registration
March 16 & 17 Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual Meeting
Harraskeet Inn, Freeport, Maine
Register online--reduced pricing for farmers
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 February 12 2016 03:58 PM