Teaching and demonstrating the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland
Sheep Dog Trial & Farm Festival
September 8 and 9, 2012, 8am to 4pm
"There is no good flock without a good shepherd, and no good shepherd without good dogs."
The trials are the third leg of the Vermont Triple Crown of the North East Border Collie Association (NEBCA). Merck Forest & Farmland Center has been hosting the sheep dog trials since 2004. Some of the region's best-trained sheep dogs will be seen in action, while attendees will learn more about sheep farming, an integral part of Vermont's history.
The weekend farm festival features young dog training, demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides , pony rides, traditional farm games, and farm-to-table offerings including artisan cheese vendors and local food and craft vendors.
Merck Forest would like to thank its 2012 sponsors for helping to make this event a success.