The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils program is offering two on-farm field days next week (Aug. 2014) focusing on dry beans and grains. Registration is $20 per person and includes lunch More information is available at: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/ or by contacting Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501.
August 5, 2014, 11 am to 2 pm—Dry Beans and Grains, Morningstar Meadows Farm, Glover, VT
Morningstar Meadows has been growing organic grains for human consumption and animal feed in Glover, Vermont, for seven years. At the farm, Seth and Jeannette Johnson grow eight types of beans, including heirloom varieties, and 10 acres of mixed grains for a diverse livestock. At this field day, you'll hear from Seth about weed control, harvesting, processing and their fertilizer program. UVM Extension Agronomist Heather Darby will also provide up-to-date information on research from the Northwest Crops and Soils Program. View the field day flyer and/or register online at www.uvm.edu/extension/beanworkshop.
August 7, 2014, 11 am to 2 pm—Getting Started with Grains, Rogers Farmstead, Berlin, VT
Nate and Jessie Rogers started their family farm – Rogers Farmstead – in the Dog River Valley in 2012. Using sustainable and organic agriculture practices, they're improving the health of the land and the buildings as the farm grows. Join us for this on-farm field day as Nate and Jessie discuss their experience starting a farm business, sourcing equipment and small grain production and processing. View the field day flyer and/or register online now at www.uvm.edu/extension/rogersfarmstead.