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Horse Pasture and Manure Management Workshop

The Bennington County, Poultney Mettowee, and Rutland Natural Resources Conservation Districts will host a workshop “Pasture and Manure Management for Horses” on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the West Rutland Town Hall (Auditorium) at 35 Marble St, West Rutland from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Guest speakers include: Kimberley Hagen with UVM Extension and Jennifer Alexander with the Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District. In addition to information about creating healthy pastures, we will provide information about the new Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) as they relate to horse ownership. The regulations discussed will include those related to stream buffers, when to fence horses out of streams, manure management, soil testing, building permits for barns and stables, and managing animal mortalities.

This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Education credits will be available for those who need them…

Pre-registration is requested by April 3, 2018. Please contact Nanci McGuire at the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District office at 802-775-8034 ext. 117 or by email

Light refreshments will be provided.

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