Management Intensive Grazing for the Diversified Farm
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 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. We are excited to be able to offer this class on our farm once again! Class is limited to 12 participants, though we will open it to more, if allowed, by the class date.
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/pasture set-ups to see at Earthwise Farm & Forest include pastured pigs, grassfed dairy cows, 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
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.
Earthwise Farm & Forest produces and markets organic grass fed raw milk, pasture raised chicken, heritage turkey, beef, Muscovy duck, pastured pork, ecologically managed forest products, and an acre of organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.