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Grass, Your Health, and Your Cows’ Health

March 17, 2017

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Organic Advisory Committee of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario will present a one-day symposium with the theme “Grass, Your Health, and Your Cows’ Health,” at the Perth East Recreation Complex, 40 Temperance Street in Milverton.

Topics of discussion will include:

  1. practical application of dairy grazing (Tim Prior);
  2. economics of different organic dairy production approaches (Rob Wallbridge); and
  3. “Grass, Your Health, and Your Cows’ Health” by Dr. Arden Nelson.

The day is intended for established, transitioning and interested livestock farmers.

The day will begin with registration at 9 a.m., followed by the presentations beginning at 10 a.m.

Registration information:

  1. an advance registration fee of $20 per person includes a catered hot lunch. Anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to register in advance in order for meal numbers to be firmed up with the caterer.
  2. without advance registration, the admission fee on the day of the Symposium is $30 per person.
  3. advance registration deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017.
  4. contact Marshall King of the Ontario Organic Farmers Cooperative – one of the co-sponsors of the Symposium – at or 519-767-9694, ext. 430.

Additional co-sponsors of the Symposium include Dairy Farmers of Ontario, Farm Credit Canada, Organic Meadow, Harmony Organic and Bio-Ag Consultants and Distributors Inc.

Click here for the agenda.


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