Dairy Herd Health Workshop with Dr. Dayna Locitzer

Cedar Mountain Farm 25 Linden Rd, Hartland, United States

Join us for a hands-on dairy herd health workshop hosted by Cedar Mountain Farm and led by veterinarian Dr. Dayna Locitzer, DVM. With a mix of time in the classroom, on pasture, and in the barn, we'll discuss the many facets of herd health: prevention, detection, and treatment of disease, a cow's daily time budget, physical exam of the cow, practice of veterinary care techniques, and calving and when to intervene. Co-owners Kerry Gawalt and Stephen Leslie established Cedar Mountain Farm in 1999. The farm includes a pasture-based dairy that supplies milk to Cobb Hill Cheese, and produces year-round vegetables,...


Drought Management

Ken Leach and Joanne Chickering 2710 VT Route 30, Pawlet, VT, United States

Discussion of drought stress and management considerations for following year as well as strategies to improve drought resiliency.


Birds, Bees, and Beneficial Bugs in Our Livestock Systems

Rebop Farm 1320 Sunset Lake Rd, Brattleboro, Vermont, United States

Join UVM Extension specialists for two farm tours this summer to learn about ways to enhance bird, bee, and beneficial insect habitats in your rotational grazing systems. Register for these free events by calling or emailing Kelsie Meehan at 802-656-4829 or Kelsie.meehan@uvm.edu

Pasture Walk @ Larson Farm

Larson Farm 661 South Street, Wells, VT, United States

Please join Larson Farm for a pasture walk highlighting the use of automatic gate openers and innovative seeding strategies to improve soil fertility, pasture dry matter intake, and overall farm sustainability. These technologies were implemented as part of a grant with the Dairy Business Innovation Center in collaboration with 5 other farms and the Center for an Agricultural Economy. The pasture walk will take place from 1-3, with a potluck to follow. Bring a dish and dishes to eat on. Please register in advance.


Annual Crops & Soils Field Day

Borderview Research Farm 487 Line Road, Alburgh, VT, United States

UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Program invites you to their Annual Field Day! Check-in starts at 9:30 and the field day will get underway at 10:00 with a tour of the farm and many of its research plots and experiments involving perennial forages, corn, soybeans, small grains, hemp, dry beans, and more. Growers will get an update on ongoing and innovative crop and soil research trials. UVM researchers will share highlights from their research at the farm. After lunch, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., there are several afternoon session options. The event includes a barbecue and Ben &...

Milk Quality Workshop

University of Vermont Miller Farm 550 Spear Street South, Burlington, Vermont

Join us for a milk quality workshop at the UVM Miller Farm. This workshop is geared toward dairy producers and service providers interested in learning more about milk quality best practices, as well as how to troubleshoot milk quality issues on your own farm. Dr. Paul Virkler of Quality Milk Production Services at Cornell University will be present to share his expertise on troubleshooting milk quality issues on farm. This workshop is free and refreshments will be provided. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, contact Whitney Hull at 802-279-7517 or whitney.hull@uvm.edu by Tuesday, July 18, 2023...


Soil Health

The Corse Family Farm 1085 Corse Road, Whitingham, VT, United States

The focus will be on soil health in pasture systems, grazing management, and considerations for transitioning to grass-fed. DGA discussion will also happen.


Sheep and Goat Dairy Protocol Workshop

UVM Extension - Berlin 327 US Route 302, Suite 1, United States

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Dayna Locitzer on sheep and goat dairy protocol development. The workshop will include group lectures followed by breakout sessions for developing individual farm protocols.


Harnessing the VT Ripsower, Healing our Watershed Homes

North Hollow Farm 1831 Route 100, Rochester, VT, United States

Come learn hands-on how the VT ripsower works and fits into a larger, holistic program of community cooperation to heal our watershed homes, grow topsoil and biodiversity, recharge and purify groundwater and surface waters, and reduce flooding. BYO Brown Bag Lunch. Bring a cooler to stock up on delicious fresh and frozen North Hollow Farm all-forage-finished, organic beef. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available. Email abenewsoil@gmail.com for more details.


Forage Quality Improvement for Grass-fed Dairy

North Country Creamery 931 Mace Chasm Road, Keeseville, NY, United States

This event will focus on strategies to improve pasture productivity and quality for a grass-fed dairy herd.


Submit Your Event to the CVFC Calendar

CVFC members and the general public are welcome to submit events to our calendar. Members may submit any event they are hosting, while the general public may submit events related to water quality, soil health, and climate smart farming.