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2014 On-Farm Workshops

Pasture Raised Piglets to Feeders
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Community Farm of Simsbury
73 Wolcott Road
Simsbury, CT
1:00pm to 3:00 pm

Learn how to care for heritage breed, pasture raised pigs in a humane manner. From feeding, watering, fencing options, breeding, housing, pasture management and all in between. Raising pigs is easier than you think!

Greg owns the NOFA Farmer's Pledge Copper Hill Farm in Somers. Specializing in pastured nitrate free pork products, heirloom vegetables and pastured laying hens, Copper Hill Farm can be found at both the Ellington, Granby and Simsbury Farmers Markets.

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Registration for individual workshops
Members: $20
Non-members: $30

This Program is a cooperative effort of the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, and the Risk ManagementAgency/USDA


A Primer to Building a Farm-Scale Irrigation System 
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Community Farm of Simsbury
73 Wolcott Road, Simsbury, CT

*FREE* pre-registration encouraged

Trevor Hardy of Hollis, NH's Brookdale Fruit Farm will demonstrate how to set up a farm irrigation system. He will discuss systems using commercial wells and systems utilizing surface water and movable pumps. He will discuss drip and overhead irrigation as well as a hybrid overhead option connected to drip line headers. Trevor will come with many irrigation parts and components demonstrating how they are assembled to create a functioning small farm system. He will also provide details of how "to do the math" for workshop individuals for their own farms.

Brookdale Fruit Farm is a multi-generational family owned farm comprising 400 acres of tree fruit and vegetables in Hollis, NH. 12 acres and 4 greenhouses are currently USDA certified organic. Trevor has 20 years of experience running a farm irrigation supply business as an additional enterprise at Brookdale Fruit Farm.

Trevor runs an irrigation & row crop supply business out of one of the farm's barns. Visit www.brookdalefruitfarm.com for a PDF posted catalog.

This program is co-sponsored by the UCONN College Of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources's Scaling Up Program, funded by a USDA Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food & Agriculture (Grant # 2012-00718)

Registration:To register please send your full name, address, phone number and email address to
MacKenzie White, mackenzie.white@uconn.edu by Friday August 14th.

Direct questions about the listed workshops to Stephanie Berluti, workshop coordinator: stephanie@ctnofa.org; 203-308-2584.




126 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418

phone: (203) 308-2584