VT Organic Dairy Producer Workshop – Jan 13

VT Organic Dairy Producer Workshop
Thursday January 13, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Randolph Center,VT.

UVM Extension hosts at the Red School House at Vermont Technical College. Presentations by:

Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension field crops and nutrient management specialist, who will describe results of the latest research, including organic forage studies, grains trials, and other projects;

Dr. Kathy Soder, an animal scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA), will discuss developing low and no grain feed strategies that complement high quality homegrown forage production.

A panel of veterinarians–Drs. William Barry of Brookfield, VTC’s Chris Dutton, and Hubert Karreman of Penn Dutch Cow Care, Lancaster, Pa.–will address herd health questions posed by participants.

In addition, the workshop will include a live broadcast by Dr. Charles Benbrook on the Shades of Green Calculator, a tool that helps estimate environmental, animal health, production, and economic impacts of different dairy management practices.

Cost of the workshop is $20. Registrations must be received by Jan. 7. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please call 524-6501 or (800) 639-2130 by Jan. 7. For more information, please see the workshop brochure at >http://bit.ly/gRzPWR.

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