Grazing Class - Management Intensive Grazing
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
With Covid-19, we will offer this class outside and will adhere to the latest Vermont State Social Distancing guidelines.
Interested in improving your grazing skills or new to Management Intensive Grazing? This class will employ the teachings of Holistic Management along with the techniques of Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) to assist you in improving pasture productivity and raising healthy livestock.
Livestock and pasture set-ups at Earthwise Farm & Forest include: pastured pigs, grassfed dairy cows & young stock, draft horses, oxen, meat birds, layers and heritage turkeys.
Class content will include:
• Tour of Pastured Livestock Systems at Earthwise Farm & Forest
• The How & Why of Management Intensive Grazing
• Pasture system design for you and your livestock
• Calculating livestock feed needs
• Planning for the whole growing season
• Multi Species Grazing
• Plant identification
• Electric fencing (temporary and permanent) for your various livestock groups
* Organic Certification - what do you need to do to certify your farm - it may be easier than you think
Participants will come away with the information needed to build a grazing plan for their farm, along with handouts and resources to continue on their journey with confidence.
About the Instructor: Lisa McCrory is a Grazing and Whole Farm Planning consultant with 30 years of grazing experience and training in Holistic Management (c). She and owns and operates Earthwise Farm & Forest with her husband, Carl Russell. Their farm is draft-animal powered & certified organic, incorporating biodynamic and ecological practices & principles. They produce and market organic grass fed raw milk; organic pasture raised chicken, heritage turkey, beef & Muscovy duck; (non-organic) pastured pork & eggs, ecologically managed forest products, and an acre of organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Cost: $70 per person. Groups of 2 or more will receive a 10% discount on registration (to be refunded later if you pay online). Payment for the class is on-line (credit card or paypal) or by sending a check to: 341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Randolph VT 05060.
Class includes handout, digital material, and product catalogs