SHELBURNE, Vt. — The Draft Animal Power Network will be offering various educational and hands-on courses during their 7th annual Draft Animal-Power Field Day event this year at Shelburne Farms. The event is a great way for young farmers, foresters, loggers, teamsters, and animal and land owners to participate in educational workshops as well as network and exchange ideas.
On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the event will offer educational workshops covering topics such as singling a horse or steer, first aid, economics of farming with draft animals, plowing and mowing, horse logging, fittings for horses and oxen, using mules and jacks, using round pens, producing your own feed, effective felling practices, decisions on growing, as well as equipment mechanics.
Kids’ activities will also be available, including wagon rides with teamsters, taking mini rides, and of course walking the grounds and trails of the beautiful farm!
The evening will include an auction at the Breeding Barn, a raffle, dinner with food vendors, as well as music and drinks (cash bar) until 10pm. The raffle reward will be either a horse or $500 in cash! Every raffle ticket booklet (5 chances to win) will benefit the Draft Animal-Power Network, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Booklets will be sold both online and during the event. No presence is needed to win, but the winner will be contacted and transportation for the horse must be arranged.
Regular attendance will be $20 for members, $30 for non-members, while children under the age of 10 admit for free. For more registration information, visit www.draftanimalpower.org. The Draft Animal-Power Network is also looking for volunteers to assist in logistics. Interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorships range from $100 to $1,000. Please visit the website for sponsor benefits. Vendors may choose space either inside or outside the farm and the cost range is $85-$150. More details for vendors may be found under vendor information on the website.
Any questions can be sent to the office at email@example.com or by contacting Erin Lorentz, the Field Day Coordinator at (802)-747-7900.
The goal of the Draft Animal-Power Network is to provide year-round educational and networking opportunities, highlighting ongoing efforts of people throughout the region who are educating, mentoring and building community around animal-power and renewable land use. Our mission: Advancing the use of draft animals and promoting sustainable land stewardship to build community through education and networking. The Draft Animal-Power Network is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, please support our work by donating or becoming a member!
–Draft Animal Power Network