University of Vermont

Vermont Pasture Network

2016 VT Grazing & Livestock Conference

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VT Grass Farmers Association

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VT Beef Producers Association


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2017 Keynote Speaker: Brittany Cole Bush

A self-deemed ‘modern-day, urban shepherdess’, Brittany Cole Bush is a professional working in the fields of land stewardship, animal husbandry, consulting and education. Her experience derives from managing upwards of 2,500 head of sheep and goats in the Bay Area of California to perform stewardship and fire hazard abatement projects.

Since 2012, ‘BCB’ has developed and managed the treatment of over 3,000 acres of both private and public lands annually using prescribed herbivory as a tool for restoration, remediation and fire hazard reduction in over 6 counties in Northern California.  Previously the project manager and co-founder of the reputable contract grazing outfit, StarCreek Land Stewards, Inc., BCB has acquired large, long-term contracts with public agencies such as: CalTrans, PG&E, East Bay Regional Parks District, Parks and Recreation of theCounties of Santa Clara and San Mateo, City of Lincoln, and a number of land trusts and private land owners throughout the greater Bay Area, CA.

BCB also sits as an elected member on the California Rangeland Management Advisory Committee in Sacramento representing California Wool Growers Association; a member of the Young Entrepreneur Committee for the American Sheep Industry, a writer for the Stockman Grass Farmer and the Fibershed network; is a co-owner of Shepherdess Holistic Hides and is also a team member with the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management.

Thank you for supporting our sponsors all year.  If you would like to participate through advertising, table displays or general sponsorship, download application here.

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

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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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