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Saturday, January 21 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Drought Doesn't Have to be Downer

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Two farmers, a service provider, many stories and a trifecta of decision-making in managing through last year’s droughty grazing season.  You’ll learn how valuable forward grazing planning is, identifying the signs of trouble, mitigating the effects with grazing strategies, when to seek counsel, when to take evasive action, finding balance in the triple bottom line and how to proceed when things return to “normal”.  Farmers Brian Maloney and Troy Bishopp, and grazing service provider Cheryl Cesario combine their experience, tools and share strategies for resilient management even when it isn’t often very pretty.

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Troy Bishopp

Farmer & Project Coordinator, Bishopp Family Farm
Troy Bishopp, affectionately known as “The Grass Whisperer”, is a 32 year well-seasoned grass farmer and grasslands advocate.  Troy owns and manages Bishopp Family Farm in Deansboro, NY with his understanding wife, daughters and parents. Their certified organic, 100% grass-fed, custom grazing operation raises dairy heifers, grass-finished beef and backgrounds feeder cattle on 180 acres of owned and leased cool season pastures... Read More →
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Cheryl Cesario

Grazing Specialist, UVM Extension Champlain Vally Crop, Soil & Pasture Team
Cheryl Cesario is a Grazing Outreach Specialist with the University of Vermont Extension in Middlebury. She works with dairy, beef, and other livestock farmers to get the most out their pastures - balancing the needs of the animals, plants and people.  She and her husband Marc graze beef cows and dairy heifers at their farm Meeting Place Pastures in Cornwall, VT.  
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Brian Maloney

Owner, Ferme Brylee
Former seasonal grass dairy, Custom grazer, Grassfed beef and lamb producer, direct market all farm products. Developed country style dining and wedding venue on the farm. Been grazing since the early 1990's in western Quebec.

Saturday January 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am

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