Winter Workshops and On-Farm Events

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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. 

2016 Events Presented By (or Partnering With) VPN

February 14     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

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 ​Vermontís ​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.