The Farm Systems Intensive is a 10-day program that explores the agroecological practices that will help beginning farmers learn and establish regenerative practices. Workshops cannot be attended individually, but are available as a complete curriculum, or as crops-only or livestock-only sessions. Explore the full curriculum here.
flock health 101
This workshop will take you through a year in the life of a sheep flock that on a once a year lambing schedule. Livestock farmer Isabel Richards will guide participants through best management practices, as well as prevention and control of diseases. The workshop will start with planning for breeding and move through the process of pregnancy, lambing, weaning, growing out lambs and then cycling back to the next breeding season.
Isabel Richards grew up in South Africa, moved the US in the late 1990’s and practiced as a veterinarian for 15 years. She and her husband both had grew up spending time on their granparents’ farms and decided to exchange a comfortable monthly paycheck for the joys and uncertainties of farming. She was a livestock apprenticeship at Stone Barns Center in 2013 and fell in love with sheep. She started Gibraltar Farm in Central NY with her husband in 2015 where they have a 100% grassfed Katahdin sheep flock of 150 ewes.