Given the latest snow storm, January seems like just yesterday. Sounds like a good time to share updates from the 18th Annual Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference. Over 350 farmers, feeder dealers, technical assistance providers, and environmental managers attended the two-day event held at Lake Morey Resort. Workshops and events included live animal demonstrations, rainfall simulation (in January!), group discussions about climate change, forage quality, soil health, business planning, and much more.
Highlights of the conference were described by many as the keynote speaker Ben Bartlett, the ability to interact with other grass-based and livestock farmers, and “getting new and applicable information”. One attendee said: “Great gathering of people committed to the improvement of the
environment.” Another said: “I always look forward to going home with a few new ideas to improve our efficiency.”
People liked the message of keynote Ben Bartlett so much that we’ve gathered additional articles about him to share.
And finally, we had some fun and surveyed the audience with clickers in real time. Want to learn a little more about Northeast grass farmers? Here you go.