Back to Events List

Is a Dropping Milk Price Making You Think about Organic Transition?

Lake Morey Resort
Fairlee, VT

This stand-alone session will cover some of the technical aspects of transition, such as the pasture rule, what the inspection and transition process is like, and provide suggestions for starting to plan if a transition is a few years away.  Structured to be informal and tailored around the needs of the farmers in the room, pasture and business management consultant Sarah Flack and Vermont Organic Farmers Dairy & Livestock Certification Specialist will be joined by representatives from the major organic dairy companies around the region to outline their individual payment programs and requirements. 

The cost is $20, and includes an invitation to to stay for the Jim Gerrish presentation on investment in grazing improvements, and to attend the Friday evening screening of Symphony of the Soil at 7pm, or the concurrently offered Grazing Around the World presentation with Jim Gerrish.

Part of the 20th Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference taking place January 15 & 16, 2016.   We hope you'll join the Vermont Grass Farmers and Vermont Beef Producers’ Associations and the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture to celebrate twenty years of livestock farming vitality through a combination of technical workshops, social events, lunch discussions, hearty food, and great company.  

A detailed schedule is available here, and online registration is here

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu by December 23, 2015 so we may assist you.