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Transitioning a Dairy Farm to Organic

Kimball Library, 67 N Main St
Randolph, VT

Do Low Milk Prices Have You Thinking About Organic Transition? Is organic dairy production something you have considered, or are curious about?  Are you confused about the pasture requirements, what products are allowable, how certification works, or simply how to get started? These informal and friendly sessions with organic dairy consultant Sarah Flack and Stephanie Walsh of Vermont Organic Farmers will provide you with an overview of the transition process.  The presentations will be tailored to the audience to ensure that your questions answered. Representatives from dairy companies will also be on hand to describe their organic programs, including pay price and bonus structures.  Even if you can’t get a contract with a buyer immediately and don’t start a transition tomorrow, this session can help you get the facts, and lay the groundwork to keep your future options open.

If you can’t make it to one of these transition meetings but would still like to learn more, support is available through NOFA-VT’s Technical Assistance Program.  Contact Jen for more information, 802-434-4122, jen@nofavt.org.