VOGA received an Animal Welfare Grant from a generous donor! It was available to VOGA members who wish to improve their animals’ living and grazing space through pasture management and sustainability.
We had 3 grants available for VOGA members to receive funding for equipment to improve their livestock area – examples include movable fencing, electric netting, or animal housing suitable for rotational grazing.
3 recipients (Jen Sanborn, Vicki Halladay and Katie Hedley) received up to $500 towards new infrastructure for animals – chickens, pigs, cows, goats, sheep, etc.
Here are their reactions when notified of receiving the grants March 2018:
Just wow!! This made my month.
I’ve been so excited about my pasture plans and this helps set the course.
Please tell everyone at VOGA how thrilled I am.
Thank you so much Jen Sanborn
Just got back from vacation early this morning so I just got the news—don’t want anybody thinking I’m not appreciative here!
Was pretty interesting to see how Nicaraguans handle their livestock—-no fences to be seen and 5 kinds of animals all hanging out together, grazing along the road but none of them get into traffic…Smartest cows I’VE ever seen!
Thank you again for choosing me for a grant… Vicki Halladay
Thanks again Katie Hedley