2019 Pasture Consortium


2019 NE Pasture Consortium Conference

  • Monday, February 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

This year the NE Pasture Consortium is having a session on transitioning a confined dairy to a pasture dairy. It will include:

  1. Dale Johnson, Principal Agent, Farm Management, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, Keedysville, MD - The economics of grazing systems and the financial tools you need to use to assess the financial condition of your farm during this difficult economic climate of the dairy industry.
  2. Farmer Panel:
  3. Eric Ziehm, Dairy Farmer, High Meadows of Hoosic LLC, Hoosic, NY
  4. Doug Martin, Dairy Farmer, Pleasant Valley Jerseys LLC, Chambersburg, PA

The 2019 annual conference will be held in Grantville, PA at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg- Hershey on February 19 and 20 prior to the PA Forage Conference being held on February 21 at the same location.

To make room reservations at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey call (717) 469-0661. The room rate is $99.00 per night, plus taxes and gratuities. Tell them you are with the NE Pasture Consortium. It is very important for those needing a hotel room to make reservations at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey so that we meet our guaranteed number of room rentals. 

  • NOTE: To get the discount room rate, make your reservation by January 18. Reservations received after January 18th will be accepted on a space available basis and at an additional charge.

The full conference registration fee for all public sector members attending is $300. This includes the cost of coffee breaks and lunch for each of the two days of the meeting and an evening dinner on February 19. For farmers the rate is $75

Register by February 11, 2019 either on-line or by contacting Cheryl Herrick at: cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu or postal address: UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 23 Mansfield Ave., Burlington, VT 05401, or by phone: 802-656-5459. On-line at:

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=2550780Other registration options are available for far-mers, and for others opting to attend only a portion


Ariel Kirk
Agriculture Educator