UNH Seminar Series Explores "Farming For The Future"
By Beth Potier, Media Relations
January 30, 2008
Dairy industry leaders from across the U.S. will discuss organic production and sustainable agriculture in a new seminar series at UNH 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.
For information, go to www.organicdairy.unh.edu or call 2-3757.
Feb. 13: Organic Standards for Animal Health and Welfare? Act Now Before It’s Too Late
Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D.; Tufts University
Feb. 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 ’54 Academic Enrichment Fund and the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, UNH.