Have you ever thought about adding a goat to your family? Join Tina Tuckerman, dairy goat farmer and owner of One Chicken at a Time farm, to learn the basics of caring for a goat of your own. Tina will discuss which breeds may be the best choices for your needs, daily care and space needs, and information about milking goats and uses for goat milk. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, and for Tina to share all that she has learned over the years.
A Q&A period with the presenter may continue for up to 30 minutes past the scheduled end time.
Billings Backyard is a series of workshops designed to teach sustainable living skills to adult participants and is underwritten by a generous grant from the SpringRiver Private Foundation Trust. Each workshop includes hands-on demonstrations and concrete steps for incorporating these skills into everyday life. Find more Billings Backyard Series workshops
This workshop will be held live on Zoom unless we become able to hold it as a live session at Billings Farm & Museum.
About Tina Tuckerman
Tina Tuckerman Is a 5th generation Woodstock, Vermont farmer. She is considered a diversified farmer according to the State of Vermont. Tina and her family Brad, Lillie, 18, and Violet, 16, live on the family farm up on Fletcher Hill in South Woodstock, where they grow hemp for medicinal purposes, as well as vegetables, berries, apples, and flowers. She also currently raises chickens, cows, quail and goats. In the past, she has raised honeybees, other livestock, and grown field crops like corn and hay.
Tina’s favorite animal besides the goat is the horse. She has been involved in the equine world for 40 years after her uncle gave her a pony at the age of 4. She is a true believer in teaching youth about agriculture and has been associated with 4-H for the past 37 years, both as a 4-Her herself and a leader. Tina is also very involved with the local FFA chapter. Horses unfortunately don’t make much money on the farm, so Tina has turned to goats, which she raises for their milk, used to make goat cheese and soap. She also raises the “kids” as milkers, brush destroyers, and pets. Her love for agriculture is unsurpassed, and she looks forward to passing on her passion for goats and agriculture to others.