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UVM Extension Offering Horse Farmers a Look at Healthy Pastures

Twilight Workshop June 16 in South Royalton, VT

Horse grazing in pasture

Registration is now open for the Horses on Healthy Pasture workshop to take place from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, in South Royalton, Vermont.

UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture Grazing Specialist Kimberly Hagen and Plant and Soil Science Professor Sid Bosworth will offer attendees a look rotational systems, fencing, and forage recommendations.

According to Hagen, "With Vermont's new proposed Required Agricultural Practices, we're hearing from more and more horse farms about how they can keep their horses, their land, and their nearby waterways healthy.  That's why we're glad to be able to offer this workshop."

She goes on "Good pasture management is critical for maintaining healthy, vigorous sod that benefits the horse, the owners, and the environment.  This pasture walk will take a look at some ideas on how to structure a good management system for keeping a good balance with the land, the beasties and the humans that must manage it all."

Online registration is at https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1850187.  The cost is  $15 per farmer, or $20 for two farmers from the same farm, or $25 for agricultural service providers and will include light snacks.

Sponsored by: UVM Extension, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and the White River Natural Resources Conservation District.

For more information:
Kimberly Hagen
Pasture Program
UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture
kimberly.hagen@uvm.edu
802-656-5459

Individuals requesting a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program should contact Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu by June 6 so we may assist you.

Established in 1994, the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture provides timely information to Vermont communities and the UVM campus.  Center staff conduct innovative research, support the development of promising practices, cultivates partnership, and inform policy to advance sustainable food and farming systems

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.