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20th Annual VT Grazing & Livestock Conference has ended
Welcome to the Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference!
Friday, January 15 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Is a Dropping Milk Price Making You Think About Organic Transition?

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  • Are you considering a transition to organic now or possibly sometime in the future?
  • Have you begun an organic transition and want to better understand your marketing options?

This stand-alone session will cover some of the technical aspects of transition, such as the pasture rule, what the inspection and transition process is like, and provide suggestions for starting to plan if a transition is a few years away.  Structured to be informal and tailored around the needs of the farmers in the room, pasture and business management consultant Sarah Flack and Vermont Organic Farmers Dairy & Livestock Certification Specialist will be joined by representatives from the major organic dairy companies around the region to outline their individual payment programs and requirements. 

Please note: Registration for this workshop includes an invitation to stay for the Jim Gerrish presentation on investment in grazing improvements. 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Flack

Sarah Flack

Owner, Sarah Flack Consulting
Sarah Flack is a consultant specializing in providing practical information on grass based and organic livestock production. She is the author of Organic Dairy Production, wrote the chapter on grazing management in The Organic Dairy Handbook and co-authored Transitioning to Organic... Read More →
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Ashley Green

Dairy, Livestock & Field Crop Certification Specialist, Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC
Ashley began working with organic dairy cattle in New Hampshire, with particular interest in rotational grazing and feed systems. While in NH, she also attended the University of New Hampshire where she earned a BS in Environmental Science and a MS in Natural Resources with a focus... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Edgewater