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Beth Holtzman <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont New Farmer Network <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 5 Aug 2008 12:01:50 -0400
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Hi all,

We still have some openings for this workshop.



>CONTACT: Women’s Agricultural Network, 802-233-2389, [log in to unmask]
>Livestock Workshop to Help Beginning Farmers 
>Learn about Water, Wire and Wellness
>Huntington ­ A day-long workshop planned for 
>August 13, 2008 in Huntington, Vermont will help 
>farmers new to livestock farming learn more 
>about fencing and watering systems, as well as 
>strategies for maintaining healthy animals.
>“Water, Wire and Wellness” will be held at Maple 
>Wind Farm, a pasture-based farm producing beef, 
>lamb, pork and poultry, as well as vegetables, 
>flowers, herbs, and maple products.
>The workshop will start with an overview of the 
>farm given by Maple Wind Farm owner Bruce 
>Hennessey. The following topics will be 
>addressed: fencing systems, including principals 
>of grazing systems, and different fencing needs 
>for beef, sheep, pork, and poultry; water 
>systems including a visit to Maple Wind’s newly 
>re-developed spring with gravity-fed surface 
>lines; and methods to promote livestock health 
>and prevent illness with UVM Extension Livestock 
>Specialist and farmer Sam Comstock. The day will 
>include discussion of resources to support 
>beginning farmers and time for questions and answers.
>The workshop will run on August 13 from 9 a.m. 
>to 3 p.m. with on-site check-in starting at 8:45 
>a.m. It will be held rain or shine; participants 
>are asked to dress accordingly. Participants 
>should bring their own lunch; the workshop fee 
>will cover materials, drinks and desserts.
>Pre-registration is strongly encouraged because 
>space is limited to 50; registrations will be 
>accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 
>The fee is $25 per person and is due by August 
>4; after that date, the fee is $40 per person. 
>To register, send your check, made payable to 
>“UVM,” to From the Ground Up, UVM Extension, 617 
>Comstock Road, Berlin, VT 05602. For more 
>details, see the program brochure on-line at the 
>“WAgN Workshops” website at
>The workshop is sponsored by University of 
>Vermont Extension Women’s Agricultural Network 
>and Center for Sustainable Agriculture with 
>grant support from USDA-CSREES, USDA-RMA and the 
>Northeast Center for Risk Management Education. 
>UVM and USDA, 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. 
>Individuals requiring accommodations or 
>financial assistance to participate in this 
>program should contact WAgN at [log in to unmask] or 802-223-2389 by August 4, 2008.
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Beth Holtzman
Women's Agricultural Network

617 Comstock Rd.
Berlin, VT 05602

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802-223-2389 ext. 15