We still have some openings for this workshop.
>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>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 uvm.edu/wagn.
>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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Women's Agricultural Network
617 Comstock Rd.
Berlin, VT 05602
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802-223-2389 ext. 15