January 25, 2020, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The Century House, 997 Loudon Road, Latham, NY
Come join us at our twelfth Winter Green-Up, the Capital District’s original grazing conference! Hear talks from grazing experts, get to know other farmers and enjoy a buffet luncheon featuring local, grass-fed meats.
For a printable brochure with registration form: https://tinyurl.com/WGU2020brochure.
To register online: https://tinyurl.com/WGU2020.
For assistance with registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-765-3518.
Speakers for Winter Green-Up 2020
Dianna Rodgers, RD, LDN, is a “real food” Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living on a working organic farm west of Boston. She is the author of Sacred Cow: The Case For Better Meat and the host of The Sustainable Dish Podcast. Diana speaks internationally at universities and conferences about nutrition and sustainability, social justice, animal welfare and food policy issues.
Mike Baker, PAS, PhD, Beef Cattle Extension Specialist – Mike Baker has 35 years of experience working with farmers at the county, regional and state level, helping them increase competitiveness and profitability in their livestock enterprises using locally available resources. His recent research involves evaluating dairyXbeef calves and determining factors affecting carcass value. Mike also trains farmers to increase the value of underutilized farm ground by using stocker cattle.
Christian Peters, PhD is an Associate Professor at Tufts University. He studies the sustainability of food systems using computational modeling and through interdisciplinary research, including development of a model for estimating the land requirements of diets and human carrying capacity and an approach for mapping potential local foodsheds.
Lexie Hain co-founded Agrivoltaic Solutions LLC, which offers contracts to community scale solar developers for vegetation management at solar arrays with grazing sheep. Lexie is the Executive Director for the American Solar Grazing Association, which promotes solar grazing with sheep on solar arrays, including solar grazing research and best practices for the solar grazing industry.
Abe Collins is a grazier, consultant and cofounder of LandStream, Inc. LandStream measures natural capital and landscape-function to help farmers grow deep-topsoil farms and watersheds, quantify their full value-creation and lead the development of regenerative economics. Abe has grazed sheep, beef and dairy livestock and lives in Winooski, VT.