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.