Conference theme: At the Junction of Livestock and the Environment
Join more than 350 farmers and agricultural resource providers from six Northeast states at this perennial winter conference for a cross section of the region's livestock production.
The event takes places at the family-friendly Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT just off I-91. Friday will feature a day-long intensive workshop on swine production and an afternoon working session on silvopasture. Saturday will include a kid’s conference for ages 6-12.
The keynote speech will be offered by Joe Orefice from Paul Smith's College, describing observations from his research on silvopasture practices throughout the Northeast. Brett Chedzoy of Cornell Cooperative Extension will share his experience converting his beef farm into a silvopasture operation.
The weekend highlights local and organic foods, great company from over six states, and plenty of new ideas to take home.
Conference hosted by the Vermont Grass Farmers Association (VGFA) and the Vermont Beef Producers’ Associations (VBPA), and coordinated by the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Registration discounts are available for VGFA and VBPA members. More details about the conference as well as registration are available at www.uvm.edu/pasture. Contact conference coordinator Jenn Colby at email@example.com, (802) 656-5459 with any questions.
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If you require accessibility accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jenn Colby, (802) 656-5459 know by January 1, 2015 so we may assist you.