University of Vermont

Farmers Invited to Register for Summer Organic Dairy Series

Burlington--A series of workshops will be offered throughout the summer for organic farmers interested in learning how to make the most of their forages.

The Summer Organic Dairy Series is a collaboration of the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT). Each event is $20 per person, which includes lunch from the NOFA-VT Pizza Oven.

Interested farmers can register online at The web site also includes directions to each farm.

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

Dates and locations are as follows:

July 18--Grazing, Summer Annuals and No-Grain Organic Dairy Production; Beidler Family Farm (Brent and Regina Beidler), 8 Silloway Rd., Randolph Center; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Aug. 19--Summer Annuals, Irrigation and Cow Health; Fournier Farm (Earl Fournier and Sons), 101 Campbell Bay Rd., Swanton, 10:30a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

For a listing of all upcoming workshops and events sponsored by the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program, visit