Hi everyone—


Our next bedded pack workshop will be taking place next week.  We are still accepting sign ups, but we do need people to preregister (payment at the door is fine).  Preregistration ensures that you will have a certificate of attendance, which is required for NRCS support of this practice. Thanks for sharing it around!




2014-2015 Bedded Pack Manure Management Trainings


February 5                          Morrisville Extension office         register here

Cost: $25 per person includes lunch and materials

Pre-registration required

Informational brochure (with paper registration)


Are you interested in using a bedded pack for your winter manure management?  Wondering how much bedding you’ll need, what the costs will be, and how managing a pack works?  Attend one of these trainings, featuring compost specialist Brian Jerose and other partners to help you understand how to build and maintain a pack to meet your needs.  The day will also include calculations for bedding, building and costs; NRCS requirements to receive funding; animal health; and a Q&A with a farmer experienced in managing a pack.  If you plan to sign up for the NRCS bedded pack cost share this year, you MUST attend one of these trainings.


Contact: UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

(802) 656-5459

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Jenn Colby

Pasture Program Coordinator

UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

23 Mansfield Avenue

Burlington, VT 05401-3323

(802) 656-0858 office

(802) 535-7606 cell


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