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20th Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference

Lake Morey Resort
Fairlee, VT

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. 

Respected grazing consultant and author Jim Gerrish will lead an Advanced Grazing day-long workshop on Friday, as well as deliver the “Kicking the Hay Habit” keynote address.  Vermont’s own revered Sarah Flack will share observations fresh from the decades of experience that informed her forthcoming book about grass-based farming. 

Whether new or old, raising livestock for twenty minutes or twenty years, there’s never been a better time to come take part in this annual tradition of gathering and learning.  We hope you’ll stay for both full days of programming.  The offerings will include a kids’ conference, tradeshow, over twenty workshops, and fabulous meals, we’re pretty sure you’ll find information you can put right to use on your farm, and lots to enjoy.

To Register or For More Information:

Questions?  Contact Jenn Colby at jcolby@uvm.edu or the Center for Sustainable Agriculture at (802) 656-5459

The conference is co-hosted by the Vermont Grass Farmers Association (VGFA) and the Vermont Beef Producers Association (VBPA), with coordination provided by the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture's Pasture Program.  Registration discounts are offered to VGFA and VBPA members.

Established in 1994, the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture conducts innovative research, supports the development of promising practices, cultivates partnerships, and informs policy to advance sustainable food and farming systems.

The Vermont Grass Farmers' Association (VGFA) was founded in 1996 to help farmers generate wealth from grass-based farming, provides leadership on grazing issues, and vision for the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture's Pasture Program. 

The Vermont Beef Producers Association (VBPA) is a service based non-profit organization that strives to be the foundation of a profitable and sustainable beef industry in Vermont. Founded in 1981, the association works to advance members’ economic and legislative interests.

UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

If you require accessibility accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jenn Colby, (802) 656-5459 know by December 23, 2015 so we may assist you.