In January 2023, MOFGA lost one of our barns to a destructive fire. Over the last few months, we have worked to file insurance claims, purchase materials and prepare to rebuild the structure. We now have several volunteer workdays scheduled. Come join the community of volunteers helping us rebuild!
Please dress appropriately for outside work, including closed-toe shoes (work boots with a steel toe are even better). Volunteers are welcome to bring their own tools if preferred, but we’ll have plenty of tools and materials for everyone. Please note the descriptions for each shift as the work will change throughout the project. Lunch will be provided each workday.
Saturday, May 13:
First day barn build kickoff volunteer day! Tasks will involve cutting, and setting columns, beams and bracing for the barn. Most work will be on ground level, with two to four folks needing to be on staging or ladders.
Thursday, May 18:
Tasks will involve cutting and setting rafters, collar ties and bracing associated with roof framing. Most of the work will be at heights, on staging or ladders, with two to four folks remaining on the ground.
Friday, June 2nd:
Tasks will involve strapping the roof in preparation for roofing installation and installation of the roofing metal. Most of the work will be at heights, on staging or ladders, with two to four folks remaining on the ground.
Saturday, June 17:
Tasks will involve framing and siding both gable ends along with exterior trims around the barn. Most of the work will be at heights, on staging or ladders, with two to four folks remaining on the ground.
Wednesday, June 21:
Tasks will involve framing and installing interior partitions for the livestock stalls. All of the work will be at ground level.
Sunday, June 25:
Tasks will be clean-up of any remaining work from previous days, fit up of gates and hardware necessary for housing of livestock, and installation of electrical system. Most of the work will be on ground level with two to four folks needing to be on staging or ladders.