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Time is running out! Don’t forget to register for the Annual New Hampshire Grazing Conference hosted by the Granite State Graziers. Saturday 29, 2020 with doors opening at 8:30 am.
http://grazenh.com/conference2020
The Granite State Graziers have a very cool fencing lending library. Upon completion of a training workshop, individuals can borrow the fencing materials to test drive rotational grazing before investing in fencing. Stay tuned here and follow them on Facebook for the next training day.

Vermont Grazing and Livestock Virtual Conference Reaches New Audiences

Early in 2020, the Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference team decided to host the winter 2021 conference virtually. They got to work tackling the learning curve that is virtual event hosting.

Mid-January, 306 participants logged on for three days of webinars, discussion boards and virtual trade shows.

65,279 hours of educational content were viewed!

Farmers were able to balance chores and live webinars, knowing anything they missed was being recorded. Being together to share stories and plan the next grazing season was greatly missed but the virtual event proved to be a great substitute.

The conference theme was embraced by the staff, speakers and participants:

As Above, So Below: Taking stock of what we see to care for all we grow

The line-up of speakers presented via Zoom and shared their expertise on subjects such as silvopasture, slaughter infrastructure, etymology and soil science. The content focused on the different evaluations and observations farmers make to assess the health of their farm business, livestock, forages and soil ecology.

The session recordings and are available to participants until July 2021. If you are interested in the recorded content, contact meghan@vtgrassfarmers.org to learn how to access the online platform.