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Saturday, January 21 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Bale-Grazing: Between the Tortoise and the Hare

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There are a number of ways to build soil – and there are a number of different costs associated with the various options for doing it.  Correlations tend to run with greater costs and faster methods, and the less expensive options being pretty slow. Bale – grazing – the practice of keeping animals outside in a pasture set up with bales of hay for round -the -clock access, during the non-grazing season, is right there in the middle – not too expensive and can make fast work of soil building. We’ll take a look at the benefits and drawbacks – on animal health, the economics, environmental impacts, and the soil building results. Bring your questions and experience to share!

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Kimberly Hagen

Grazing Specialist, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Kimberly joined the Center for Sustainable Agriculture in February 2012 to provide technical assistance and support for grass-based farms – for those already immersed in the practices, those planning to transition, and everything in between. Kimberly spent several years working on all kinds of farms around the world, finally returning to Vermont where she has been raising sheep, chickens, horses and the occasional cow, on her own... Read More →
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Dan Hudson

Agronomist, UVM Extension
Daniel Hudson serves the Northeast Kingdom and Connecticut Watershed as an agronomist and nutrient management specialist for University of Vermont Extension and is available statewide and regionally as needed. Daniel's work focuses on improving farm profitability and overall sustainability via efficient production of high quality crops.

Saturday January 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm

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