On-Farm Slaughter Workshop with Itinerant Slaughterer Mary Lake

Howling Wolf Farm | 209 Tilton Road | Randolph, VT 05060

Friday, October 18, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

This is an educational workshop on the processing of two pigs from the farm guided by Mary Lake. Mary Lake is a professional itinerant slaughterer, butcher and sheep shearer who lives in Tunbridge. We will be experiencing the whole on-farm process during this workshop.

Mary learned the craft of slaughter through several years of full-time work with the Royal Butcher in Randolph, which is a USDA inspected slaughter facility. Her expertise and engagement through testimony was essential for the new improvements to the On-Farm Slaughter law. At the workshop, Rural Vermont will present the requirements of the updated law and give room for questions and discussion.

This workshop is a collaboration between Howling Wolf Farm, UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Vermont Grass Farmers Association, and Rural Vermont.

Stick around for the Grazing and Land Management workshop at Howling Wolf Farm (10/18, 1pm-4pm)!

Ticket Price: $25 for a VGFA or Rural VT Member or $30 for non-members

Registration:  https://marylake_onfarm_slaughter.eventbrite.com, Registration is required

Today’s Farmers, Tomorrow’s Watershed Contractors

Stony Pond Farm | 336 Emch Road | Fairfield, VT 05450

Thu, October 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

We will be gathering in the field and around the table to explore how farmers can equip themselves to grow quantified natural capital infrastructure and ecosystem services. We will share ideas and experiences about how it is physically accomplished, and discuss environmental measurement, measurement-synthesis, market-development and ecological economics.

Abe Collins of LandStream will lead this two-part discussion and familiarize us with LandStream’s New Scale, a science and technology platform for quantifying landscape-function, natural capital and ecosystem services.

This workshop will happen in three locations across the state. The first one will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Stony Pond Farm. The other dates and locations will be announced soon.

Ticket Price: $40 for CRWFA, CVFC, FWA, NOFA-VT, Rural VT, VGFA members or $50 for non-member

Registration: https://deepsoilatstonypond.eventbrite.com , Registration is required, Stony Pond Farm will be catering lunch and we need a head count.