The Draft Animal Power Network is a registered nonprofit, please support our work!


Check out the  DAP INDIEGOGO Campaign!


Thank you to everyone who came out to Cummington for the Annual Gathering. We had a great time and are excited to return to Cummington in 2015!

Please help us reach our goal of raising $16,000 to fund next year’s Field Days by donating if you can and spreading the word, regardless! 

We are working to build a better, stronger Field Days and need your help.  We’re not just talking about donations (although that would be great)!

We’re talking about getting all of our varied communities of sustainability, food, and farming, thinking about how draft animal power can contribute to the things they care about! Please share this campaign far and wide!


Welcome to the Draft Animal-Power Network


Advancing the practical application
of draft animal-power…

Note for members, see below*

Our Activities:

  • DAPNet Online Forum: An international forum that provides connections, help and support for and from others who use draft animals in their daily lives.
  • Draft Animal Power Annual Gathering: September 26 – 28th, 2014 at the Cummington Fairgrounds in Cummington MA.  Mark your calendars!
  • Draft Animal Power Field Days: September 24-27th, 2015 at the Cummington Fairgrounds in Cummington Ma. Workshops and presentations will cover a wide variety of topics relating to oxen, mules and horses, their care, training and use. A track on Animal-Powered Market Gardening will be of great benefit to those seeking to expand their skills in organic production. A vast array of topics will offer plenty of inspiration for novices and experienced teamsters alike.
  • Our free eNewsletter contains information about upcoming events of interest and important information for members. Sign up here!
  • Quarterly Newsletter: Tips & tidbits from the online forum as well as unique articles, a calendar of upcoming events and classified ads fill the pages of our quarterly newsletter. A significant portion of our membership are not online and they value this resource that connects them with the organization.
  • Regional Educational Events: These events cover a wide variety of topics in various formats and are offered across the northeastern US. Past events include Logging Workshops, Plow Clinics and Driving Basics classes.

The goal of the Draft Animal-Power Network is to provide year-round educational and networking opportunities, highlighting ongoing efforts of people throughout the region who are educating, mentoring and building community around animal-power and renewable land use.

Our mission: Advancing the use of draft animals and promoting sustainable land stewardship by providing resource connections and shared learning opportunities while building community.

Thanks for your interest, have a look around, and welcome to DAPNet!

Contact us:

DAPNet Address: 509 Dutton Brook Lane, Brownington, Vermont 05860 Phone: 802-763-0771 Email:

*Note for members:  If you have paid your dues and you are being prompted to pay again, don’t worry! We won’t disable you and we won’t require you to pay again. If you want to pay and can’t afford $20, hang in there! The option to pay what you can will return, these things take a bit of time to work out and we won’t disable you in the meantime. Over the next few weeks I’ll be updating members accounts so you won’t see the reminder. In the meantime when the notice comes up just click the X and enjoy your visit to the forum.

Thanks for your support and your patience,

Rebekah & DAPNet