When we asked Johnny Wood to share his thoughts about the potential impact of regenerative agriculture, here’s what he had to say:
“Regenerative agriculture allows small scale operations and young producers to have their own viable piece of the market without the large capital investments as commercial agriculture. The more young and small producers an area can attract and hold on to does nothing but benefit the overall strength of the community.”
We invite you to come to this year’s Grassfed Exchange Conference to hear from Johnny and other young farmers from across the country who will be sharing success stories of how regenerative agriculture is opening the door to a host of new opportunities including multi-species grazing, stacked model enterprises, direct marketing and more.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Herd Fellowship scholarship program for young farmers and ranchers to attend the 2017 Grassfed Exchange conference on September 27-29, 2017 in Albany, NY.
Due to a generous grant from the folks at The Herd with support from White Oak Pastures, we are able to grant a total of 27 scholarships to young daughters, sons, veterans and interns from 20 different US states to attend the 2017 conference.
Over the life of our conference we have had thousands of people attend with attendees from 6 different countries (90% of which are farmers and ranchers.) If you market to the grazer and/or the grass fed producer, you will want to consider sponsoring this years event.
Progressive Breeders’ Registry Honors Top Registered Holstein BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 18, 2017 – Holstein Association USA is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 Progressive Breeders’ RegistrySM. The Progressive Breeders’ Registry (PBR), established in 1937, recognizes top Registered Holstein® homebred herds based on elite milk production and classification scores. The Association’s longest running award honors over 200 breeders annually. To qualify for the PBR award, a herd must be a member of both their national and state associations, enrolled in the Deluxe or Premier TriStarSM options, and participate in a
PDPW Dairy Wellbeing Workshops Scheduled for Feb 7 and 8 in Green Bay Demand for Transparency Increases Focus on Animal Care Practices of Dairy Farmers DAIRY NEWS – Dairy farmers, herd managers and industry professionals will gain new perspective on animal welfare issues like lameness, body condition scoring, and cull-cow management at the PDPW Dairy Wellbeing Workshop, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). Two one-day sessions will be held on Wed., Feb 7, and Thurs., Feb. 8, both at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis., from 8 a.m.
Agreement on Plans to Merge Koepon & CRI SHAWANO, Wisconsin – The boards of directors of Koepon Holding BV and Cooperative Resources International (CRI) have reached agreement on a plan to merge their organizations. The agreement is non-binding, and subject to due diligence and other customary conditions, including receipt of requisite governmental and other consents and approvals. Once completed, final agreement will be conditional upon approval by both boards of directors as well as the delegates of CRI. If successful, the organizations plan to formalize the merger by mid-2018. Both