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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Webinar: Marketing and Selling Raw Milk (10/14)

RAFFL

Real Facts on Marketing and Selling Raw Milk in Vermont Webinar--October 14, 2010 at 7 p.m. with Shelby Girard of Rural Vermont, Rocio Clark of Applecheek Farm, and Dan Scruton from the VT Agency of Agriculture, coordinated by the UVM Extension New Farmer ProjectThere is a growing market for unpasteurized milk products in Vermont, but deciphering the rules and regulations surrounding marketing and selling raw milk can be a challenge. Shelby Girard of Rural Vermont will outline the options and legal requirements established under the 2009 Raw Milk Law, focused on Tier 1 sales of up to 50 quarts of milk per day. Topics covered will include testing and cooling requirements; public outreach & education; and labeling & recordkeeping. John and Rocio Clark of Applecheek Farm will offer their perspective as farmers selling raw milk in compliance with the law, and Vermont Agency of Agriculture Dairy and Energy Chief Dan Scruton will be available for questions.

A comprehensive raw milk seller's guide created by Rural Vermont is available for download prior to the webinar at www.ruralvermont.org and www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through.  To participate, please go to  http://tinyurl.com/UVMEXT-RawMilkWebinar at about 6:45 pm Eastern time on October 14, 2010.  For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389x203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Mary Peabody know by October 7 at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free  in Vt.) or mary.peabody@uvm.edu so we may assist you.  If you have not participated in a webinar before, we recommend you download the necessary software for free the day before the webinar is scheduled at http://www.elluminate.com/support/index.jsp.