Bedded Pack Manure Management Workshop: Sheldon

Enosburg Falls, Vermont
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bedded Pack Manure Management Workshop: Sheldon

Thursday, February 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The Abbey
6212 VT-105
Enosburg Falls, Vermont 05450
United States

(802) 933-2223
Phone: 802-656-2990
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Are ​you ​challenged ​by ​winter ​manure ​management?
Do ​you ​want ​to ​find ​more ​time ​and ​money?
Do ​you ​want ​to ​build ​your ​soil ​quality ​and ​fertility, ​and ​protect ​clean ​water?
Do ​you ​want ​to ​improve ​the ​comfort ​and ​health ​of ​your ​animals?

A ​well‐managed ​bedded ​pack ​system ​can ​help ​you ​achieve ​these ​goals, ​and ​more. ​ ​Join ​us ​at ​a ​one-day ​workshop ​to ​help ​you ​understand ​or ​improve ​bedded ​pack ​management. ​Featuring ​compost ​specialist ​Brian ​Jerose, ​VT-NRCS’ ​Bob ​Thompson, ​and ​Jennifer ​Colby ​of ​the ​UVM ​Center ​for ​Sustainable ​Agriculture, ​and ​experienced ​farmers.

The ​program ​is ​designed ​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 ​dairy ​farmer ​experienced
in ​managing ​a ​pack ​system. ​

If ​you ​plan ​to ​sign ​up ​for ​the ​NRCS ​bedded ​pack ​cost ​share ​this ​year, ​you ​MUST ​attend ​one ​of
these ​workshops.

If ​you ​require ​accessibility ​accommodations ​to ​participate ​in ​this ​program, ​please ​let ​Cheryl ​Herrick ​(802) ​656-5459 ​know ​by ​January ​28, ​2016 ​so ​we ​may ​assist ​you.

The ​RMA ​provides ​risk ​management ​and ​financial ​tools ​to ​Vermont’s ​farmers ​with ​information ​through ​education ​and ​outreach ​programs. ​More ​information ​is ​available ​at:
www.rma.usda.gov. ​This ​institution ​is ​an ​equal ​opportunity ​provider.
University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.
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