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Farm teams from all across Vermont gathered together on a beautiful afternoon in August at the Broad Acres Farm in Vershire, Vermont, to vie against one another in a brutal competition of guts and glory. Pregame warmups included the Hay Bale Toss and Guess the Number of Cows in the Field. The Opening Ceremony featured the Olympic anthem played on kazoos, and a makeshift torch was set ablaze. Events included “The Manure Relay,” “Wrapped Bale Push,” and “Seeding Relay” and even a set of “farm math” problems.
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NOFA staff members (l. to r.) Mike Good, Nicole Dehne, Enid Wonnacott, Rachel Fussell, and Maddie Monty play the opening Olympic anthem...on kazoos.
Farm host Niko Horster of Shire Beef held the torch in the opening ceremony.
Vermont organic farmer Bruce Hennessey of Maple Wind Farm, and friends, kick off the games with a song.\
The Root 5 Farm team
Teams compete in the round bale hay rolling race.