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Management Intensive Grazing for the Diversified Farm

341 MacIntosh Hill Rd
Randolph, VT

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Class includes handout, digital material, and product catalogs

Learn how to manage pasture using regenerative, soil building techniques. This class will employ the teachings of Holistic Management along with the techniques of Management Intensive Grazing.

Management Intensive Grazing, also known as ‘Rational Grazing’, is a form of grazing management that can improve pasture forage yields, improve feed quality, increase plant species diversity, improve livestock performance, build organic matter & soil nutrient levels, and increase the biological life in your soil. By taking weather, biology, ecology, livestock management, and technology (ie electric fencing, water systems) into consideration you can make your grazing system a success on your farm.

This class will provide instruction for setting up a successful grazing system on a diversified farm, using poultry, horses, cows, sheep, goats and/or pigs. Participants will be introduced to fencing & water system designs, and movable structures for hogs, poultry, and small ruminants, and will learn how to determine daily feed needs of various types of livestock.

This class is also appropriate if you have only one type of livestock and want to manage your pastures well.

Cost: $70 or $130 for two people

Early Bird Special: Register/Pay befpre April 25 and save $10 off your registration fee

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). Lisa and owns and operates Earthwise Farm & Forest with her husband, Carl Russell, in Bethel, VT. Their farm is draft-animal powered & certified organic, incorporating biodynamic and ecological practices & principles, and producing and marketing grass fed milk (tier 1 raw dairy farm), pastured poultry (eggs, meat birds, heritage turkeys), pastured pigs, beef, forest products, and an acre of organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.

To Register: Lmccrory560@gmail.com or 802-234-5524