The Vermont Beef Producers Association will host a summer social on August 8 at Wild Apple Farm in South Pomfret, Vermont. The event is free and open to the public.

Speakers include Dr. David Wolfgang, extension Veterinarian at Penn State University, and will be presenting information on beef quality assurance before lunch. Levi Geyer, Officer in Charge of Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Division of USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, will speak about carcass and/or live animal evaluation. He will also speak about local regional reporting, potential for on-farm graded feeder sales, the fall sale in Pennsylvania and certification opportunities for small scale producers including organic and grass-finished.

Lunch will be provided and coffee and doughnuts will be available at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. RSVP to Nelson Lamson by August 1 at 802-457-5140 or