UNH Seminar Series Explores Farming For The Future
Contact:  Beth Potier
603-862-1566
UNH Media Relations
January 31, 2008


DURHAM, N.H. - Dairy industry leaders from across the U.S. will discuss organic production and sustainable agriculture in a new seminar series at the University of New Hampshire this spring. The series, called Farming for the Future, is free and open to all. Seminars are from 4 - 6 p.m. in Cole Hall, room 219, at the Thompson School of Applied Sciences at UNH.

For information, go to www.organicdairy.unh.edu or call 603-862-3757.

February 13: Organic Standards for Animal Health and Welfare? Act Now Before It's Too Late
Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D.; Tufts University

February 27: Think Like a Cow - Understanding Grazing Behavior
Kathy Soder, Ph.D.; University Park, Penn

March 12: Pasture Management in an Organic Dairy System
Rick Kersbergen, extension professor, University of Maine

March 26: Organic Agroecosystem Management for Sustainability: A Below-Ground Perspective.
Johan Six, Ph.D.; University of California at Davis

April 2: Organic Dairy Farming: Veterinary Challenges and Opportunities
Hue Karreman, D.V.M.; Penn Dutch Cow Care and affiliate assistant professor, UNH

April 16: Holistic Herd Health From the Ground Up
Paul Detloff, D.V.M.; staff veterinarian, Organic Valley

April 30: Sustainability and Profitability of Organic Dairy Farming
Francis Thicke, Ph.D.; Radiance Dairy, Iowa
Ed Maltby, executive director; Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance

May 7: What Do Studies Comparing Organic and Conventional Farming Tell Us?
John Reganold, Ph.D.; Washington State University

 

This series is supported by the Class of ི Academic Enrichment Fund and the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, University of New Hampshire.

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