The Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference

 23rd Annual Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference
The Heart of the Matter: Growing Deep Roots and Healthy Farms

January 18 & 19, 2019 Lake Morey Resort

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 $99/night plus tax.  Friday will feature day-long sessions on direct marketing, policies, and managing farm business risk. Saturday includes 12+ workshops plus double keynote presentations, 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 2019.

  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
  • Great, varied, fresh speakers
  • Seemed like there was something for everyone at every session
  • Lunch was excellent and the ice cream was delicious!

The conference is hosted by the Vermont Grass Farmers Association (VGFA) and coordinated by the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture.  Registration discounts are available for VGFA members.  More details about the conference as well as registration are available at   Contact conference coordinator Jenn Colby at, (802) 656-5459 with any questions.

Scholarships are available!  Contact Cheryl Herrick at (802) 656-5459 or to learn more.


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Event Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory               802.522.3502
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                            802.828.2433
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431