824 Pumpkin Lane
East Hardwick, VT
Woodchip Barnyard Tour of Snug Valley Farm and Shire Beef
Hosted by Vermont Grass Farmers Association
Did your barnyard take a hit this spring? Looking for a cost-effective solution to keep your animals dry and cozy? Beef or Dairy cattle – woodchip heavy use areas might be a good fit for your farm. Join VGFA for a tour of two woodchip barnyards that were constructed in 2018. Hear lessons learned from each farmer after one season of use – what are they glad they did and what might they do differently. If you are considering a barnyard upgrade, don’t miss this event.
Come to both or just meet us at one. Either way, you are sure to learn a lot - there will be plenty of time for questions and conversation.
Registration is appreciated, it will help us gauge the crowd size. Both visits are free events for VGFA members and sponsors, $10 for non-members.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Tour the Woodchip Barnyard at Snug Valley Farm, Ben Nottermann will share lessons he has learned during construction and the first year of use.
Meet us at Snug Valley Farm, 824 Pumpkin Ln, East Hardwick, VT 05836
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tour the Wood Chip Barnyard at Shire Beef, Niko Horster will share lessons he has learned during construction and the first year of use
Meet us at Shire Beef, 646 Reed Rd, Vershire, VT 05079