New Hampshire Dairy Goat Seminar: Milk Sanitation


A New Hampshire Dairy Goat Seminar on milk sanitation will be held during the New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exposition on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, N.H.

Milk is a food product, and it will never be any better than the sanitary conditions under which it is produced and bottled. This session will cover food safety and handling steps that need to be followed both in the barn and in the kitchen to ensure a quality product. There will be some discussion about transitioning from a hobby to a commercial dairy.

9:30 a.m.        ADGA District #1 Meeting
                       Phil Cassette, president, American Dairy Goat Association; District #1 directors, Jennifer Mellett and                        Cliff Parker

10 a.m.           "The Farm Side of Making Quality Milk"
                       Dorothy Perkins, UNH Cooperative Extension livestock field specialist, food & agriculture
11 a.m.           "Safe Milk Handling in the Kitchen"
                       Catherine Violette, Ph.D., RD, LD, UNH Cooperative Extension professor/specialist, food & nutrition 
12 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 & 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.