University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Livestock Farmers Invited to February Workshops on Winter Manure Management

Bedded Pack Barn
Are you a livestock farmer who's seeking:
  • An answer to the challenges of  winter manure management?
  • To find more time and money?
  • To build your soil quality and fertility, and protect clean water?
  • To improve the comfort and health of your animals?
A well‐managed bedded pack system can help you achieve  these goals, and more.  Join us at a one-day workshop in Sheldon in February 18 or in Middlebury on February 19 to help you understand or improve bedded pack management.  Featuring compost specialist Brian Jerose, VT-NRCS’ Bob  Thompson, and Jennifer Colby of the UVM Center for Sustainable  Agriculture, and experienced farmers.

The program is designed to help you understand how to  build and maintain a pack to meet your needs. The day will  also include calculations for bedding, building and costs; NRCS  requirements to receive funding; animal health; and a Q&A  with a dairy farmer experienced in managing a pack system. 

If you plan to sign up for the NRCS bedded pack cost share this year,
you MUST attend one of these workshops.

If you require accessibility accommodations to participate  in this program, please let Cheryl Herrick (802) 656-5459 know  by January 28, 2016 so we may assist you.

This workshop is offered through the Pasture Program of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture.  Established in 1994, the Center provides timely information to Vermont communities and the UVM campus. Part of UVM Extension, the Center conducts innovative research, supports the development of promising practices, cultivates partnerships, and informs policy to advance sustainable food and farming systems
Sponsorship is provided by RMA, the Risk Management Agency of USDA. The RMA provides risk management and financial tools to  Vermont’s farmers with information through education and  outreach programs. More information is available at:

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.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.