New Utility Vehicle for the Hadley Farm
From April 6th to April 30th, friends and members of the UMass Veterinary and Animal Science (VASCI) community are taking up the challenge to raise $9000 for a John Deere Gator for use by the Livestock Program at the Hadley Farm. To jump-start this effort, the UMass Center for Agriculture has already committed $4500! Therefore, our goal is to raise the remaining $4500.
At the Hadley Farm, UMass students participate actively in all aspects of raising chickens, sheep, and goats. This includes feeding, cleaning, monitoring health, delivering babies, showing animals at local fairs, providing public education, and marketing animal products.
One of the primary educational goals of the Livestock Program is to teach students the best practices for animal management, such as rotational grazing --- which improves animal health and maximizes sustainable use of land.
We’re raising funds for a John Deere Gator since this rugged little utility vehicle will enable us to transport feed, water, fencing, equipment, and even animals around the farm with greater efficiency and strength! This is particularly important to facilitate rotational grazing for our sheep and goats.
Your support of our Gator-fundraising efforts will help us to continue providing excellent care and management for the animals that enhance the lives of UMass students every day!
If you wish to donate, please click on the GIVE NOW button.
The individual who donates the largest amount between April 6th and April 10th will be awarded the honor of naming a Goat Kid!
The individual who donates the largest amount between April 11th and April 30th will be given the prize of naming our new breeding Ram!
We are incredibly grateful for support at all levels ---dollar by dollar--- so all donations will be profoundly appreciated! Please also share this website with your friends and family members.