Infrastructure From the Soil Up
October 11 4 to 6:30 p.m.
1484 Tower Rd, Barnard,
$5 for VGFA members, $10 for non members
Joseph and Amy Morel are landowners and cattle graziers who
are cooperating with other local farmers to provide
high-quality food for their community from the soil up.
Current projects include infrastructure construction,
improving soil and forage quality, and productivity, on three
farms - their home farm, the Hay Farm, and the Clark Farm.
Together with partners, they have designed and are
implementing a multi-year soil-improvement and farm
infrastructure construction project on multiple properties.
Immediate methods include soil, forage and weight-gain
monitoring, grazing management, bale-grazing, subsoil
plowing (Keyline soil development), mineral and fertilizer
applications (biological and organic mixes, dry-broadcast,
foliar, and subsoil-injected) and seeding, both new and into
subsoil rips. Seeding strategies include experimentation
with Cocktail Cover-Cropping, a rapidly spreading innovation
in soil improvement from North Dakota. Come walk and
ponder with us as we look at the outcomes of
infrastructure construction, grazing management and soil
improvement work begun at the opening of the 2012 growing
you require accessibility accommodations to participate in
this program, please let Jennifer Colby know
(802-656-0858) by September 27 so we may assist you.