2017 Sponsors

Production Booster

USDA Risk Management

Livestock Lifters

AgriDynamics

Big Picture Beef

Gallagher

Morrison's Custom Feeds

Organic Valley

Soil Builders

Food Animal Concerns Trust

Northeast Organic Farming Association of VT

Shelburne Farms

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation

Wellscroft Fence Systems

Yankee Farm Credit

Media Partner

On Pasture


The Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference

2018 grazing conference

Now seeking tradeshow and partnership opportunities for 2018!
Download application
here.

Our 2018 conference features keynote speaker Diana Rodgers, RD. In addition to her keynote topic, "Kale vs. Cow", she will be a featured presenter in our Friday workshop intensive focused on marketing, communication with customers, meat quality, and fresh vs. frozen cooking. 

Ms. Rodgers is a “real food” Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living on a working organic farm west of Boston. 
She has an active nutrition practice where she helps people get on track with diet and lifestyle. She is also an author, hosts The Sustainable Dish Podcast, and is the mom of two active kids.  She is the Consulting Dietitian to several gyms and also to: Nom Nom Paleo, Whole30, Dr. Kirk Parsley, The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and Fresh Advantage, and is a board member of Animal Welfare Approved. She is a staff writer for Paleo Magazine, contributes regularly to several blogs and her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Outside Magazine, and Mother Earth News. 
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  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 weekend highlights local, grass-fed and organic foods, livestock farmers and supporters from over six states, and plenty of new ideas to take home and ruminate on as you plan for 2018.

  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
  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 29, 2017 so we may assist you.