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Livestock Tour + Grazing Fundamentals Class

Saturday, February 20, 2021
11:00 am12:30 pm
Hilltop Hanover Farm

This 60-minute livestock tour offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hilltop Hanover Farm's goats and cows with our Livestock Manager, Jess. Stroll through the pastures and barns while getting to know our livestock. We’ll share with you our grazing practices, livestock care routines, and discuss the ways in which we pasture our livestock to build healthy soil and grasslands. Following the tour, join Jess for a 30-minute class discussion to get a more in-depth look at livestock best practices. Topics covered include the benefits of good pasture management, types of grazing systems, grazing adapted plants and common pasture plants, pasture soil health, managing pasture with ruminant livestock, unique digestive ability of ruminants, ruminant nutrition needs, ruminant health concerns, humane stockmanship skills, and grazing system design and infrastructure.
COVID policy: This program will be held outside and inside. Face masks and social distancing are required for the entire program. Program registration is limited to 10.

Program Cost: Adult (ages 14+) $30
*Due to the amount of walking and length of tour, this program is not recommended for children under 14 years of age.

NOTE: Come dressed for the farm and the weather. This is an outdoor winter program. Snow, heavy rain, or temperatures below freezing cancel program until the following Saturday. Notices of weather cancellations will be emailed one day prior to program.