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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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VT Organic Dairy Producer Workshop - Jan 13

RAFFL

VT Organic Dairy Producer WorkshopThursday January 13, 2011 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Randolph Center,VT.

UVM Extension hosts at the Red School House at Vermont Technical College. Presentations by:

Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension field crops and nutrient management specialist, who will describe results of the latest research, including organic forage studies, grains trials, and other projects;

Dr. Kathy Soder, an animal scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA), will discuss developing low and no grain feed strategies that complement high quality homegrown forage production.

A panel of veterinarians--Drs. William Barry of Brookfield, VTC's Chris Dutton, and Hubert Karreman of Penn Dutch Cow Care, Lancaster, Pa.--will address herd health questions posed by participants.

In addition, the workshop will include a live broadcast by Dr. Charles Benbrook on the Shades of Green Calculator, a tool that helps estimate environmental, animal health, production, and economic impacts of different dairy management practices.

Cost of the workshop is $20. Registrations must be received by Jan. 7. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please call 524-6501 or (800) 639-2130 by Jan. 7. For more information, please see the workshop brochure at >http://bit.ly/gRzPWR.