Workshop/Class

Compost Aeration and Heat recovery Presentations & Open House

TUESDAY MAY 22, 2018 – MIDDLEBURY, VT

10:30am – 2:30pm

Save the date for this event on advanced composting practices of compost aeration and heat recovery (CAHR).  Presentations from the University of New Hampshire’s Organic Research Dairy Farm, VT Natural Ag Products, Agrilab Technologies and UVM Extension will be followed by a guided site tour at the Foster family’s VT Natural Ag Products (VNAP) composting facility and the CAHR systems installed in 2016 and 2017. VNAP is the maker of Moo Doo and other compost and soil products.

Starting a business and looking for money: How does it work? Stories from the field

The event aims to catalyze learning and build connections among entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers, particularly in the Randolph area and the Upper Valley. The event aims to inspireand connect individuals, businesses, philanthropists, and investors interested in building a sustainable local and regional food system. Its activities catalyze new investment opportunities in the people, businesses and communities that contribute to a sustainable food economy.

Bedded Pack 2018


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.

Management Intensive Grazing for the Diversified Farm

Management Intensive Grazing, also known as ‘Rational Grazing’, is a form of grazing management that can improve pastureforage 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.

COST: $70/person or $130 for 2 people; pre-registration required (6 hour class)

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