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24th Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference

Lake Morey Resort
Fairlee, VT

The 24th Annual Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference is here for farmers to learn about grazing essentials, soil health, advanced sheep and cattle genetics, pastured pork, current research and other practices - and enjoy the opportunity to network with fellow farmers.  Our goal is to help farmers learn what they need to create greater resilience for themselves and their farms.

This year’s theme is Finding Balance in a Time of Change, and the conference content will address that through presentations on specific on-farm practices, current research findings, and a focus on social sustainability.  We are excited to host the New Face of Farming young farmers panel, and a chance to dig in to niche products with some creative local producers.

Keynote speaker Jason Rowntree will present Saturday, January 18, 2020 on current research findings about the role of grazing livestock in mitigating climate change and sequestering carbon on farms in the Northern US.  Other workshop topics include hay field renovation, beef profitability, sheep and cattle genetics, and custom grazing. Co-hosted by Vermont Grass Farmers Association and the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture. More info at https://www.vtgrassfarmers.org/conference/

The 2020 conference is part of a whole week of learning, planning and gathering around the potential for the Northeast region to support livestock farmers, maintain working lands and contribute to environmental regeneration through well-managed grazing.  See grazingguide.net for more information about the January 15 and 16, 2020 Northeast Pasture Consortium gathering.

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please let Jenn Colby ​know at (802) ​535-7606 or jcolby@uvm.edu by December 30 so we may assist you.