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Saturday, January 21 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Managing Annual Forages for Quality

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Join grain-free dairy farmer Matt Choiniere and UVM PhD candidate Caleb Goossen to talk about annual forage crops.  What role do annuals fill on a grazing farm and how do management choices affect their quality? Caleb will also present findings of a partnership study with the Choinieres looking at crop maturity and overall quality, as well as fatty acid content.

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Matt Choiniere

Choiniere Family Farm
Mathieu Choiniere is a 4th generation dairy farmer on the Choiniere Family Farm in Highgate, VT. After receiving his degree in Dairy Herd Management from Vermont Technical College in 2015, he returned home to work on the family farm with his father and grandfather. The Choiniere Family Farm transitioned to organic in 2005, and then took the opportunity to get on the Grassmilk truck with Organic Valley in 2014. The Choiniere Family Farm will be... Read More →
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Caleb Goossen

PhD Student, UVM Plant & Soil Science Dept.
Caleb P. Goossen farmed vegetables organically in southern Vermont for 9 years, while obtaining his B.A. in Plant Biology and Sustainable Agriculture from Hampshire College in 2009.  He is a third year PhD student in Plant & Soil Science at UVM, working with Sid Bosworth, Heather Darby, and Jana Kraft.  He is researching management decision impacts on the fatty acid profile of forage crops.



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

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