VT Grass Farmers Association
VT Beef Producers
The Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference
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
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.
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is coordinated by the
for Sustainable Agriculture's Pasture Program
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!
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.