University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Summer Organic Dairy Series Focuses on Forage Management

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Burlington--Organic farmers are invited to attend workshops in Westfield and Hardwick to explore ways to make the most of their forages.

The sessions are part of the Summer Organic Dairy Series, presented by the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT).  The cost per program is $20, which includes lunch from the NOFA-VT Pizza Oven.

Workshop dates and times are as follows:

Aug. 28--Soils, Foliar Sprays and Nutrient-dense Forages; Butterworks Farm (Jack and Anne Lazor), 421 Trumpass Rd., Westfield; 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Sept. 9--Crop Diversification, Hay in a Day and Robotic Milkers and Grazing; North Hardwick Dairy (Steve and Nick Meyer), 2687 Bridgman Hill Rd., Hardwick; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

To register and for directions, go to Or contact Susan Brouillette ( or Heather Darby ( at (800) 639-2130 (Vermont calls only) or (802) 524-6501. To request a disability-related accommodation, please call Brouillette two weeks' in advance of the event.

For information on other upcoming programs and events sponsored by the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program, visit