University of Vermont

Vermont Pasture Network

2016 VT Grazing & Livestock Conference

Hosting Partners VGFA

VT Grass Farmers Association

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VT Beef Producers Association


Production Booster

USDA Risk Management

Livestock Lifters


Morrison's Custom Feeds

Organic Valley

                     Agricultural Credit Corporation

Soil Builders

Food Animal Concerns Trust

Northeast Organic Farming Association of VT

Shelburne Farms

University of Connecticut

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Wellscroft Fence Systems

Yankee Farm Credit

Media Partner

On Pasture

The Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference

2017 grazing conference

View the 21st online Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference sessions and directory

View the conference program in PDF format

Eventbrite - 21st Anniversary VT Grazing
                         and Livestock Conference

Join more than 350 farmers and agricultural resource providers from six Northeast states at this perennial winter conference for a cross-section of the region's livestock production.
The event takes places at the family-friendly Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT just off Interstate-91. The conference rate on overnight rooms is $94/night plus tax.  Friday will feature two day-long pre-conference sessions on grazing planning tools and building farm businesses. Take Friday night to learn about livestock and watering systems in Kenya with a special presentation by Maasai visitors, or to celebrate biodiversity at a screening of SEED: The Movie.  Saturday includes 21 workshops plus keynote, lunch discussions, tradeshow and much more, as well as a kids' conference for ages 6-12.  The weekend highlights local, grass-fed and organic foods, great company from over six states, and plenty of new ideas to take home and ruminate on as you plan for 2017.
What have some of these attendees liked best about past conferences? 
•    The...workshop was very informative and took a lot of information home with me. Met a lot of people and the networking was key.
•    Workshop range and quality
•    Innovative ideas, spirit of presenters
•    Being with other farmers, hearing their experiences
•    Great, varied, fresh speakers
•    Seemed like there was something for everyone at every session
•    Lunch was excellent and the ice cream was delicious

  Tradeshow and partnership opportunities still available! Download application here.

The conference is coordinated by the 
UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture's Pasture Program

UVM Center for Sustainable
                         Agriculture logo

Special recognition and appreciation goes out to the University of Vermont Extension and VT USDA-NRCS for their support, without which this conference would not be possible.  Thank you!

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UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

If you require accessibility accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jenn Colby, (802) 656-5459 know by
December 30, 2016 so we may assist you.

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