Low-input Sustainable Dairy Farming Through Draft Horse Power

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1998: $1,825.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,315.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:


  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Education and Training: workshop

    Proposal summary:

    I propose to introduce people interested in becoming dairy farmers to the techniques and skills required to integrate horses into a farming operation. I will hold three week-long workshops a year in which a small number of referred individuals will receive intensive instruction in the use of draft horses as a means of planting, cultivating and harvesting enough crops to sustain a dairy operation under the most difficult economic conditions.

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