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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

What's Growin' On

An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Upcoming Webinar: The Principles of Pastured Pork


Join Bruce Hennessey of Maple Wind Farm on Nov. 29 (7pm) for a webinar on "The Principles of Pastured Pork: Raising Hogs on Pasture," coordinated by the UVM-Extension New Farmer Project. Bruce Hennessey, with his partner, Beth Whiting operate Maple Wind Farm, a pasture-based diversified livestock, vegetable and maple syrup farm in Huntington, VT. The farm produces 100% grass fed beef & lamb, pasture-raised broilers,eggs and organic turkeys, vegetables and maple syrup.

This webinar will focus on raising hogs in an intensive pasture management program.   Bruce will present on general principles of pastured raised hogs, including breeds, supplemental feed, fencing and water systems, farrowing and swine health.  This introductory presentation will cover the basics of pasturing hogs and help new farmers get started off right.

Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through.

To participate, please go to http://www.uvm.edu/newfarmer and click on "Webinars"  at about 6:45 am EST on November 29, 2011.  For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389x203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jessie Schmidt know by November 22, 2011 at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in VT) or newfarmer@uvm.edu so we may assist you.

If you have not participated in a webinar before, we recommend you download the necessary software for free the day before the webinar is scheduled at http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=1279.

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