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Faces of Dairy: Conversations with Vermont Farmers

2445 Sampsonville Rd
Enosburg Falls, VT

Rural Vermont Presents:
Faces of Dairy: Conversations with Vermont Farmers
Saturday, March 30th from 11am-2pm at the Dairy Center, Enosburg Falls
Moderated by renowned Agronomist Heather Darby
Free & open to the public

Join us for insightful stories and dynamic conversation as we honor the voices of Vermont’s dairy farming community. This panel event features farmers from across Franklin County and beyond, spanning the spectrum of scale, practices, and markets to discuss their experiences and perspectives along with hopes and ideas for the future. From large-scale conventional operations shipping milk, to single herd value-added processors, to small organic and raw producers, the dairy industry has long been a quintessential backbone of Vermont agriculture. We celebrate the resiliency and innovation this diverse community has to offer.

There will be time for audience participation and dialogue with and between the panelists. We invite farmers and eaters alike to join us for this unique opportunity to hear from and engage with our farmer neighbors, to find common ground in a diverse and changing industry, and to mutually support one another as we move towards the future.

Light snacks will be provided.

 

Our panel proudly features:

Damian Boomhower, Bitter Sweet Valley Farm, Enosburg Falls
Amber Machia, Red Barn Butter, Highgate Center
Larry Gervais, Gervais Family Farm, Enosburg Falls
Scott Hoffman, Family Cow Farmstand, Hinesburg
George van Vlaanderen, Does’ Leap Farm, East Fairfield
Marita Canedo of Migrant Justice, representing the Milk With Dignity Program

Come meet your local dairy farmers, celebrate our working lands, and gain on-the-ground insights to the industry that has long been a pillar of Vermont’s agriculture economy.

Thanks to our friends at Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex, VT