ENOSBURG FALLS., Vt. — On Saturday, March 30th, from 11am-2pm at the Dairy Center in Enosburg Falls, Rural Vermont (a grassroots non-profit organization located in Montpelier) hosts Faces of Dairy: Conversations with Vermont Farmers. The six-person panel features farmers from across Franklin County and beyond, spanning the spectrum of scale, practices, and markets to discuss their experiences and perspectives, along with hopes and ideas for the future. From large-scale conventional operations shipping milk, to single herd value-added processors, to small organic producers, the dairy community has long been a quintessential backbone of Vermont agriculture. Join us for insightful stories and dynamic conversation as we honor the voices of this farming community.
Moderated by renowned Agronomist Heather Darby, this event is free and open to the public. There will be time for audience participation and dialogue with and between the panelists. Light snacks will be provided. We invite farmers and eaters alike to join us for this unique opportunity to hear from and engage with our farmer neighbors, to find common ground in a diverse and changing industry, and to mutually support one another as we move towards the future.
Our panel proudly features:
Damian Boomhower, Bitter Sweet Valley Farm, Enosburg Falls
Amber Machia, Red Barn Butter, Highgate Center
Larry Gervais, Gervais Family Farm, Enosburg Falls
Scott Hoffman, Family Cow Farmstand, Hinesburg
George Van Vlaaneren, Doe’s Leap Farm, East Fairfield
Marita Canedo of Migrant Justice, representing the Milk With Dignity Program
Come meet your local dairy farmers, celebrate our working lands, and gain on-the-ground insights to the industry that has long been a pillar of Vermont’s agriculture economy.
This event takes places at the Stonebrook Event Center, part of the Dairy Center complex, at 2445 Sampsonville Rd, Enosburg Falls, VT. For more information, including panelist bios, visit www.ruralvermont.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rural Vermont is a non-profit organization representing Vermont’s community of family farmers, neighbors and citizens committed to supporting a vital and healthy rural economy and community. Rural Vermont believes family farms are the heart of thriving, resilient communities.
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