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25th Annual Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference - Virtual

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We are moving our 25th Annual VT Grazing and Livestock Conference to the virtual space. Stay tuned for the details!

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25th Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference

As Above, So Below: Taking stock of what we see to care for all we grow.

Join our enthusiastic group of farmers and agricultural resource providers for a deep dive into topics specific to raising pasture-based livestock in the Northeast.

Thursday will feature pearls of wisdom from New England slaughterhouses, dialing in your grass finishing ration with Mike Baker and Matt LaRoux will take you through creating and marketing a standard cut sheet.

Friday workshops will spotlight non-lethal livestock protection from predators with Chris Schadler, farmer panel on the hypes and gripes of guard animals, and demonstrations of how to read and use your soil and forage test results. A conversation about soil health with our Keynote Speaker Nicole Masters will finish our day of learning.

Friday night will have an opportunity to gather virtually for farmer stories. This year we would like you to share a farm story that will be passed down to the next generation. Email co-coordinator Colene Reed at colene.reed@uvm.edu to learn more about participating with your story.

Saturday workshops will begin with Sarah Flack talking about grazing fundamentals followed by a farmer panel on water innovations for all seasons, pasture quality evaluation with Juan Alvez, silvopasture with Steve Gabriel, grazing with the insects in mind with Dr. Ryan Schmid. A conversation with our Saturday Keynote, Agroecologist and Entomologist Dr. Jonathan Lundgren will finish the conference experience.

The weekend highlights plenty of new ideas to take home and ruminate on as you plan for the 2021 season.

Registration: A registration discount is available for VGFA members, $20 per person, up to 6 tickets per farm.  We are offering a sliding scale ticket pricing option for everyone, but recommending a non-member ticket price of $40.*

*Why are we charging? The advantage of a virtual conference is that the costs are certainly much lower than in-person; however, there are still costs associated with hosting an online event. We hope that a sliding scale fee options make this event accessible to all, while still covering our costs.

**Availability of Conference Content. All conference presentations will be recorded (unless noted otherwise) and will be available for participants to view up to six-months after the conference.

More details about the conference as well as registration are available at www.vtgrassfarmers.org/conference.  Contact Conference Co-Coordinator Colene Reed at colene.reed@uvm.edu or 802-535-7606 with any questions.

The conference is hosted by the Vermont Grass Farmers Association (VGFA) and coordinated by the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture. 

UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Vermont. The University of Vermont Extension, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please let Cheryl Herrick, (802) 656-5459 know by December 30th, 2020 so we may assist you.

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