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Online – 25th Annual Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference

January 14 - January 16

The 25th VT Grazing and Livestock Conference goes Virtual! You won’t have to miss a thing. All sessions available for 6 months of viewing.

About this Event

25th Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference

As Above, So Below: Taking stock of what we see to care for all we grow.

Join our enthusiastic group of farmers and agricultural resource providers for a deep dive into topics specific to raising pasture-based livestock in the Northeast.

Agenda Details: (subject to change/substitutions/additions)

Thursday, January 14

  • Easing the Pinch Points of the Slaughter Sector Discussion – Panel
  • What does it take to Build Your Grass Finishing Program – Mike Baker
  • Creating and Marketing a Standard Cut Sheet – Matt LaRoux
  • Farm Management Teams Opportunity – Jake Jacobs

Friday, January 15

  • Tips and Tricks to Fix Your Electro Net – David Kennard
  • Whole Farm Revenue Protection – Direct Markets – Jake Jacobs
  • Using Your Soil Analysis Results – Laura Johnson and Margaret Borders
  • Using Your Forage Analysis Results – Richard Kersbergen
  • Hypes and Gripes of Guard Animals – Farmer Panel
  • Farming along side the Northeast Coyotes – Chris Schadler
  • Keynote Lecture/Discussion – Nicole Masters – agroecologist, systems thinker, author, and educator

Saturday, January 16

  • Grazing Fundamentals Q&A – Sarah Flack
  • Practical Pasture Management Assessment – Juan Alvez
  • Silvopasture Q&A – Steve Gabriel
  • Why You Need Insects to be a Successful Grazier – Dr. Ryan Schmid
  • 4 Season Water Innovations – Farmer Panel
  • Keynote Lecture/Discussion – Dr. Jonathan Lundgren – agroecologist, entomologist, Director ECDYSIS Foundation, and CEO for Blue Dasher Farm

The weekend highlights plenty of new ideas to take home and ruminate on as you plan for the 2021 season.