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We are delighted to announce the availability of technical services to dairy farmers as part of the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC).  Through a partnership between the Center's Pasture Program and Extension Ag. Business, teams of specialists will deliver technical assistance to farm business managers, targeting specific areas of dairy management with the goal of making improvements to their operations and the bottom line. 

Our team of technical service providers will work directly with dairy farm business owners and managers in the areas of:

  • milk quality,
  • grazing and pasture management,
  • dairy nutrition,
  • animal husbandry,
  • animal housing and facilities, and
  • personnel management.

If you have questions or would like to join the program roster, please contact Tony Kitsos, Dairy Business Programs Specialist (802-524-6501, tony.kitsos@uvm.edu) for more information.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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We held a dairy meeting on Aug. 25, 2021 about the Economics of Robotic Milking and TRANS Iowa Low-Cost Milking Parlor Improvements and Renovations with Larry Tranel, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Learn more (PDF download) about what was discussed, and stay tuned for upcoming opportunities.

 

Intake Form

Once you have enrolled in the program, your team coordinator will work with you to complete this Intake Form.

Interested in knowing more about the Center's work or do you have a question we haven't answered here?  Contact us via email or 802-656-5459 and we'll do our best to help.

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Contact

Tony Kitsos, Farm Business Educator; Water Quality Business Analysis Program Coordinator. UVM Extension St. Albans office, 1-800-639-2130 ext 440, Tony.Kitsos@uvm.edu (medium and large scale cow dairy operations)

Kelsie Meehan, Dairy Herd Management Educator, Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 518-810-6431, kelsie.meehan@uvm.edu (small scale, small ruminant, organic, grass-based and/or transitional operations)