New Hampshire Dairy Goat Seminar

Transitioning From a Hobby to a Commercial Goat Dairy

Many people have the goal of transitioning from a hobby dairy for a home milk supply to a commercial one where dairy products are sold. This involves an investment in equipment and meeting public health requirements. The New Hampshire Dairy Goat Seminar will take place at the New Hampshire Farm & Forest Expo on Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The session will cover a detailed overview of a new booklet titled "A Guide to Starting a Commercial Goat Dairy."

  10 a.m.        ADGA District #1 Meeting
        Phil Cassette, president, American Dairy Goat Association; and district #1 directors, Jennifer Mellett and         Cliff Parker

  10:30 a.m.  "Transitioning to a Commercial Goat Dairy"
        Carol Delaney, small ruminant consultant, former UVM Extension small ruminant dairy specialist, and author,            "A guide to starting a commercial goat dairy"
        John Porter, UNH Extension professor/specialist, dairy, emeritus

  12 p.m.       "Safe Handling of Milk"
         Dot Perkins, UNH Extension field specialist, food & agriculture
  12:30 p.m.   Adjourn

Registration, at the door, is $5 per family, and anyone 4-H age is free. The proceeds go toward the conference and 4-H dairy goat activities. Dairy Goat publications will also be for sale.

For a detailed brochure of the NH Farm and Forest Expo, go to:

Sponsored by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension in cooperation with the New Hampshire Dairy Goat Association. If you will require accommodations to participate in the program, please contact
John Porter before January 25 at 603-796-2151, ext. 322.