Introduction to Pasture Management: Using Ruminants to Improve Pasture (NOFA-VT Summer Workshop Series Event)

July 31, 2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

$10 for NOFA-VT and VGFA members, $15 non-members

Livestock expert Sarah Flack will cover the fundamentals of setting up a new grazing system for ruminants - or improving an existing one. Using practical examples of grazing systems, we’ll discuss pasture plant species and how to manage them for desirable plants, as well as how to do so with livestock and fence rather than expensive plowing and planting. Topics include plant species, grazing methods, fence, water systems, pasture design and layout, paddock size, and acreage. Cosponsored by the VT Grass Farmers Association.

Directions to 200 Leduc Farm Dr, Shelburne: About 2 miles south of the I89 intersection with I189, go east on Allen Rd. Turn south/right onto Spear St. Take second left onto Barstow Rd. Go straight through 4-way stop (road changes to Cheesefactory Rd) in just under a mile you will see signs for the farm, turn right into driveway.

Parking: Park near barn and farm store in the back.

Bread and Butter FarmShelburne/S. Burlington, VT
Cost: 
$10 for NOFA-VT and VGFA members, $15 non-members
Contact: 
NOFA-VT
Contact Email: 
info@nofavt.org
Contact Phone: 
434-4122