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26th Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference

Burlington, VT – The Vermont Grass Farmers Association (VGFA)and UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture will again co-host the foremost grazing conference in New England from January 20 – 22nd.

For three days, farmers will have an opportunity to focus on topics specific to raising pasture-based livestock in the Northeast. The 26th Annual Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference brings together experienced and new farmers, lenders and service providers, and non-farmers seeking to learn more about ways to align with and support well managed pastured livestock production.

The virtual conference hosts national and regional experts, farmer and industry panels, live Q&A sessions and research presentations to help New England’s farmers improve their pasture management. If it eats grass and can put money in your pocket, we will be talking about it at the conference! 

Keynote discussions with certified professional speaker, certified coach, and author Elaine Froese - Friday, January 21st and Author and behavioral ecology professor emeritus Fred Provenza - Saturday, January 22nd. We will also be joined by grazing experts, Abe Collins, Phyllis Van Amburgh and Sarah Flack.

“We miss being in person but are delighted to have the opportunity to bring a diverse group of presenters together which would only be possible in this virtual format” states Meghan Sheradin, Executive Director of the Vermont Grass Farmers Association.

Presentations will be recorded and available for registered participants to view up to six months after the conference. 

Tickets are $20 to VGFA members (up to six tickets per farm) and $40 for non-members. There is also a sliding scale option for people to pay what they can: we want everyone to be able to participate.

For full details of the conference, visit www.vtgrassfarmers.org/vglc-conference.