Grass Farmers Association
Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference
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
is coordinated by the
for Sustainable Agriculture's Pasture
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
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.