Decades of Vermont weather and visiting critters have caused extensive damage to the iconic and historic Liberty Hill Farm red barn. The cupola needs to be removed entirely and restored, while the barn itself requires repairs to structural beams and necessary work spaces. The barn is essential to the Liberty Hill Center for Agricultural Education and serves as our central location for programs and events. Visitors are welcome to experience modern, sustainable dairy farming and quality animal care, while visualizing the history of Vermont dairy farming. Atop the 5-storied red barn sits the cow weathervane, said to have been brought up on the now-nonexistent local train by Dr. Charles Wesley Emerson, the founder of Boston's Emerson College. Now desperately needing restoration, the cow has greeted both visitors and local friends to the farm for almost 200 years.
Unfortunately, the current crisis in the dairy economy has left family farms across the country struggling or being forced to shut down. Liberty Hill Farm is pouring all of its available resources into staying afloat, leaving them without a way to do necessary repairs for aesthetic or structural purposes. The Liberty Hill Center for Agricultural Education needs your help to Save the Barn and Support the Cow(s)!
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