Vermont Feed Dealers Conference (Sept 19, 20)
Vermont Feed Dealers Conference
The Vermont Feed Dealers and Manufacturers have engaged an outstanding lineup of speakers for their Annual Meeting to be held at the Double Tree Conference Center in South Burlington Vermont on Wednesday, September 19th and Thursday, September 20th.
The Wednesday night reception, held from 5:30 to 7:30 and co-hosted with the Vermont Dairy Industry Association, will honor the 2012 Dairy Farmer of the Year, the Tupper Award winner and recipients of the Vermont Feed Dealers scholarships. The event will showcase Vermont wines and cheeses and will provide an opportunity for casual interaction with leadership in the Vermont dairy industry and legislators.
On Thursday, September 20th the Vermont Feed Dealers and Manufacturers Annual Conference registration will begin at 8:30 AM and features an outstanding lineup of speakers outlining opportunities for the Vermont dairy economy.
A U.S. Perspective on Sustainable Agriculture-Feed and Seed- Jim Tobin, Vice President for Industry Affairs, Monsanto.
The Wild World of Global Economics & Issues Impacting the U.S. Dairy Industry-David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Virginia Tech, President AgriVisions, LLC.
It’s Not My Grandfather’s Dairy Farm: Conants’ Riverside Farm-Ransom Conant, sixth generation employed in his family’s 400 cow, 800 acre farm.
The Cellars at Jasper Hill: Looking Ahead to Profit Opportunities for Vermont Dairy Farmers-Mateo Kehler and his brother Andy in 2003 own a 22,000 square foot underground cheese aging facility.
Current Developments within the UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dr. Tom Vogelmann, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Vermont.
State Government and Farmers: Working Together to Protect Vermont’s Waters. David Mears, Vermont’s Commissioner of Environmental Conservation.
The Vermont Feed Dealers and Manufacturers Association is a membership organization with a 70 year history of providing leadership to Vermont’s agricultural producers and allied agricultural businesses.
The $100 registration fee for the Annual Conference includes membership in the Vermont Feed Dealers and Manufacturers Association, admittance to the conference (including buffet lunch) and electronic newsletters. For more information on registration and sponsorship please contact Louise Calderwood at 802-586-2239 orVFDinfo@gmail.com