21st Annual VT Grazing & Livestock Conference


  • 1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, Vermont

Join more than 350 farmers and agricultural resource providers from six Northeast states at this perennial winter conference for a cross-section of the region's livestock production.
The event takes places at the family-friendly Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT just off Interstate-91. The conference rate on overnight rooms is $94/night plus tax.  Friday will feature two day-long pre-conference sessions on grazing planning tools and building farm businesses. Take Friday night to learn about livestock and watering systems in Kenya with a special presentation by Maasai visitors, or to celebrate biodiversity at a screening of SEED: The Movie.  Saturday includes 21 workshops plus keynote, lunch discussions, tradeshow and much more, as well as a kids' conference for ages 6-12.  The weekend highlights local, grass-fed and organic foods, great company from over six states, and plenty of new ideas to take home and ruminate on as you plan for 2017.

BCB will be participating in a farmer panel talk from 2:45-4pm on Friday, January 20th, Keynote speaking on Saturday, January 21st at 10:45 am to 12:00 pm about "A New Era of Innovative Entrepreneurship in Land and Livestock-New Pastoralism" in the Terrance Ballroom and will also leading a workshop that afternoon from 1:30-2:45p, on "Contract Grazing on Public and Private Lands."