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Free Workshop on July 27, Focused on Calf and Heifer Management

EAST HARDWICK – Farmers are invited to join Dr. Pete Erickson, University of New Hampshire (UNH) dairy production state specialist, for a walk and talk farm tour on July 27.

The tour will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Laggis Brothers Farm in East Hardwick. Erickson will discuss calf and heifer management practices and how farmers can apply these to their own operations. He also will talk about dry cow management for healthier calves, calf feeding, calf and heifer housing and pasture management for heifers.

There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required by July 25 at Lunch is included. To request a disability-related accommodation, contact Whitney Hull at or (802) 279-7517 by July 6.

University of Vermont Extension is hosting this workshop in collaboration with UNH and the University of Maine. It is part of the 2022 Summer Dairy Series, which includes a number of informational tours, workshops and events for farmers. To learn more, go to

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