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Management Intensive Grazing - On-farm Workshop

341 Macintosh Hill Rd
Bethel, VT

This class is also available for private groups or individuals - at our farm or yours! Let's find a date that works for you.
 
With Covid-19, we will offer this class outside and will adhere to the latest Vermont State Social Distancing guidelines.
 

Interested in improving your grazing skills or new to Management Intensive Grazing? This class will employ the teachings of Holistic Management along with the techniques of Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) to assist you in improving pasture productivity and raising healthy livestock.

Grazing systems for a variety of livestock groups will be shared at Earthwise Farm & Forest and will include: pastured pigs, grass-fed dairy cows & young stock, draft horses, oxen, meat birds, layers and heritage turkeys. We will also discuss grazing systems for goats/sheep (small ruminants) and multi-species grazing systems.

Class content will include:
• Tour of pastured livestock systems at Earthwise Farm & Forest
• The How & Why of Management Intensive Grazing
• Pasture system design for you and your livestock
• Plant identification
• Calculating livestock feed needs
• Planning for the whole growing season
• Multi Species Grazing
• Electric fencing (temporary and permanent) for your various livestock groups
* Organic Certification - what do you need to do to certify your farm - it may be easier than you think

Participants will come away with the information needed to build a grazing plan for their farm, along with handouts and resources to continue on their journey with confidence.

* Includes handout, digital material, and product catalogs

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). She owns and operates Earthwise Farm & Forest with her husband, Carl Russell. Their farm is draft-animal powered & certified organic, incorporating biodynamic and ecological practices & principles. They produce and market organic grass fed raw milk; organic pasture raised chicken, heritage turkey, beef & Muscovy duck; (non-organic) pastured pork & eggs, ecologically managed forest products, and an acre of organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.
 
Cost: $70 per person. Groups of 2 or more will receive a 10% discount on registration (to be refunded later if you pay online).
Payment for the class is on-line (credit card or paypal) or by sending a check to: 341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Randolph VT 05060.
 
To register online, please go here: https://www.earthwisefarmandforest.com/bookings-checkout/grazing-class-mgmt-intensive-grazing-3

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