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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 Workshop: Learning from First Year Pasture Irrigation

RAFFL

August 19, 2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pmirripod

Don’t wait until a drought to learn about the systems for pasture irrigation! Peter Miller, of Miller Farm, is one of the few dairies in Vermont to install a pasture irrigation system. Miller Farm is an organic dairy farm which currently milks 140 cows on 170 owned and 280 leased acres. The have installed an “Irripod Flexible Pasture Irrigation System” to help improve pasture productivity. Come for a discussion of what lead Miller to invest in irrigation, the different systems available, and the effects irrigation can have on your pasture’s productivity. Join NOFA-VT’s Dairy and Livestock Advisor, Willie Gibson, for a pasture walk and see the first chain of 4 irripods, which irrigate ¼ acre at a time, in action.

Learn more about Irripod systems by clicking here.

Directions: From the North: Take Exit 1 off of 91, Head south on Rte 5. After 3 miles take a left on Tyler Hill Road. Travel 2 miles and at the stop sign, turn right onto Vernon Rd. Take the next Right at the railroad crossing onto Fort Bridgman Rd. The farm will be on the right.

Will this be handicap accessible? May be difficult to get around the pasture, but will do best to accommodate

Register here!

Miller Farm

1732 Fort Bridgman Road

Vernon, VT, 05354

Cost:

Members $10; nonmembers $20

Contact:

NOFA-VT

Contact Email:

info@nofavt.org

Contact Phone:

(802) 434-4122