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Soils, Foliar Sprays & Nutrient Dense Forages

421 Trumpass Road
Westfield, VT

This field day, offered by the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program (NWCS) and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), will focus on soils, foliar sprays, and nutrient dense forages. This is one field day offered in our Summer Organic Dairy Series.  Come learn about increasing the energy and photosynthetic capacity of your crops through foliar feeding and soil fertility management. UVM agronomist Heather Darby will join Jack Lazor to lead a farm tour to share strategies for blending, preparing and applying your own home made “chicken soup for the soil.”

Jack and Anne Lazor will host the field day at Butterworks Farm. Jack and Anne have been growing organic forages for their Jersey cows since 1976. Through careful soil management and foliar feeding, they've increased their forage feed value to the point where it supports milk production with minimal supplementary grain. Butterworks Farm produces organic dairy products from protein-rich Jersey milk, and organic grains for human and animal consumption. Their animals are all born and raised on the farm and feed on the nutrient-dense pasture, hay, and grains enriched by the optimal tilth and biology these farmers have built in partnership with nature.

Register online at www.uvm.edu/extension/summerseries.  The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch.

 

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