The Vermont Beef Producers Association will be hosting a Summer Social on August 8 at Wild Apple Farm in South Pomfret, VT. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. David Wolfgang, Extension Veterinarian at Penn State University, 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; local regional reporting; potential for on-farm graded feeder sales; the Fall Sale in PA; and certification opportunities for small scale producers including Organic and Grass-Finished.
Wild Apple Farm has a small herd of Black Angus cattle, markets halves of beef in the fall, sells hay and makes maple syrup on approximately 600 acres. White River Natural Resources Conservation District will have their new Notill Seeder on display.
Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP to Nelson Lamson at 802-457-5140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.