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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.

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