The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) are teaming up this summer to offer six workshops on success strategies for organic dairy farmers.
The workshops, part of the 2015 Summer Organic Dairy Series, will be held on various farms in Vermont and New Hampshire. Each session will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and include lunch from the NOFA-VT Pizza Oven.
The fee for each workshop is $20 per person and preregistration is required. Farmers may register online here. To request a disability-related accommodation, contact Susan Brouillette at (800) 639-2130 (Vermont calls only) or (802) 524-6501, ext. 432, at least two weeks in advance.
Dates and locations are as follows:
July 15–Managing Cows, Pasture and Nutrients; Spring Brook Farm (Lyle and Kitty Edwards), 3786 Vermont Rte. 100, Westfield
Aug. 11–Fertility Improvements and Organic Transition; Holyoke Farm (John and Heather Brigham), 85 Holyoke Farm Dr., St. Albans
Aug. 26–Seeding, Infrastructure and Zero Grain; Harrison Homegrown (Melanie and Patrick Harrison), 8180 Vermont Rte. 22A, and Mike’s Farm (Mike Eastman), 435 Town House Rd., both in Addison
Sept. 21–Irrigation, Pasture Renovation and Cow Health; Stony Pond Farm (Tyler and Melanie Webb), 336 Emch Dr., Enosburg Falls
Sept. 30–Fall Feed Inventory and Land Improvements; McKnight Farm (Seth Gardner), 440 Snow Hill Rd., East Montpelier
Oct. 9–University of New Hampshire Organic Dairy Research Facility and Tuckaway Farm (Dorn Cox), both in Lee, New Hampshire