Winter Workshops and On-Farm Events
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
2016 Events Presented
By (or Partnering With) VPN
Swine Workshops with The Piggery's
Heather Sanford at the NOFA
VT Winter Conference
by the Working Lands Enterprise Fund Swine Industry Development
February 18 Bedded Pack Manure Management
The Abbey, Sheldon (link
February 19 Bedded Pack Manure
Middlebury Extension Office (link
Prefer to register by check?
Download and print this
March 16 & 17 Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual
Harraskeet Inn, Freeport, Maine
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 Vermontís 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.