2021 Virtual Conference

Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference

January 14, 15 & 16, 2021

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

Conversations with Keynotes

Nicole Masters to Keynote on Friday, January 15, 2021

Jonathan Lundgren to Keynote on Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Presentations and farmer panels over the three days will cover a wide variety of topics, each with practical applications ready to be used on any farm. Discussions will include livestock guardian animals, practical pasture assessment, no-cost/low-cost 4 season watering systems, insect impact, grazing essentials, forage analysis, slaughter bottlenecks, electro-net repair, silvopasture and so much more.

Our keynote speakers, Nicole Masters and Jonathan Lundgren, are each world-renowned agroecologists. They will join local experts in a unique conversational format, framing Nicole and Jonathan’s international experience through the lens of New England’s challenges. Nicole Masters speaks on Friday, January 15th about the intricately woven relationship between below-ground activity and what happens above-ground with resilience, climate, plant and animal health, profit and human wellness. On Saturday, January 16th Jonathan Lundgren talks about his work reimagining agriculture using ecological principles, based on independent, farmer-driven research. He and his team work to make regenerative agriculture a standard for food systems.

What have some of these attendees liked best about past conferences?  
  • The…workshop was very informative and took a lot of information home with me.
  • Met a lot of people and the networking was key.
  • Workshop range and quality
  • Innovative ideas, spirit of presenters
  • Being with other farmers, hearing their experiences
  • good speakers, very knowledgeable, the topic has been in demand lately
  • Great, varied, fresh speakers
  • Seemed like there was something for everyone at every session
2019 Friday Workshop with Charlotte Smith
2019 Farm Marketing from the Heart Workshop with Charlotte Smith

Interested in sponsoring the conference? There is still time. Contact: Meghan@vtgrassfarmers.org

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If you require accessibility accommodations to participate in this program, please let Cheryl Herrick ​(802) ​656-5459 know by December 30, 2020 so we may assist you.