2024 Rice in the Northeast Farm School

Boundbrook Farm, 276 Burroughs Farm Rd, Vergennes, VT
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The 2-day event is an intensive introduction to farming techniques specific to the northeastern United States. Tent camping at the farm is available, but limited to 25 tents. The Farm School registration fee is $250 and tent fees are additional. Registration is limited to 75 attendees.

1.     How to Farm Rice: Learn how to start a rice farm with rice varieties and technology adapted to the Northeastern U.S climate, growing conditions, and farming landscape. Learn about field preparation, duck-rice systems, drip-irrigation biomulching, crop varieties, harvesting, processing, and and marketing.

2.    Camping and Evening Event: On-site, tent camping is available on the farm for two nights. Enjoy the delicious local foods and entertainment on the farm, including live music, a bonfire, and early morning birdwatching,

3.    Network with Future Rice Farmers: Farmers and agricultural extension educators across the Northeast are improving ways to farm rice ecologically. Now is the time to create a Northeastern rice cooperative. Be part of the founding NE farmers and educators to advance peer-to-peer learning.

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