VERNON, Conn. — Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance Past President Dr. Rick Grant presented at the New England Dairy Conference in Vernon, Connecticut in mid-March, joined by Amy Vasquez and Joe Lawrence of Cornell University and Bob Wellington from Agrimark. Sixty-five people attended the conference, including dairy farmers from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. The event was co-sponsored by UCONN, USDA Risk Management and the Alliance.
The University of Maine at Orono (UMP) joined with the Maine Dairy Industry Association and the Alliance to host their meeting, also mid-March in Waterville, Maine. Over 100 farmers and industry representatives from Maine attended the meeting. Dr. Peter Erikson of the University of New Hampshire provided an update of new research on early life management of calves.
Chair of the Alliance Government Relations Committee, Art Whitman, traveled to both locations; he was joined at Maine by Alliance President Andy Dugan and Government Relations Director Louise Calderwood.
As part of their mission to educate farmers on new developments in the industry, the Alliance provided administrative support and marketing assistance to UCONN and UMO during their winter dairy farmer meetings.
—Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
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