WHITING, Vt. — On Sept. 1, Richville Farms in Whiting, in collaboration with the University of Vermont Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils Program, will host a field day on forages for farmers.
The event is free and runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by a free lunch.
Owner Kylie (Quesnel) Chittenden will discuss the farm’s practices for harvesting corn and options and opportunities for feeding a high forage diet. Participants will learn about corn harvest preparation, management and storage (packing the bunk) and cover crops and look at equipment including a kernel processor and grain drills.
In addition, dairy nutritionists Patrice Vincent and Kurt Cotanch will share tips and considerations for successfully feeding more homegrown forage. Vincent is a collaborating nutritionist from Quebec. Cotanch is a dairy nutrition consultant with Barn Swallow Consulting in Underhill.
Registration is required by Aug. 29. Farmers may register online at https://go.uvm.edu/field-day or by contacting Susan Brouillette at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 524-6501, ext. 432. Two Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets water quality credits and Certified Crop Adviser continuing education credit hours are available.
To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Brouillette by Aug. 24.
–University of Vermont Extension