Small farms across the nation are turning to ownership of lactating animals for a pure source of raw milk. Micro-dairies and creameries are on the rise, and a general shift in the dairy culture is upon us. This workshop is vital for people who want to provide clean, safe raw milk for their families and communities. In several states it is legal to sell milk directly from the family farm, as well as to participate in a herdshare, which adds an economically viable enterprise to a diversified farm. The speakers will discuss production practices for high quality raw milk, increasing production, and reducing risks. Some of the points covered include proper milk collection, handling, and udder health.
Doniga Markegard, Markegard Family Grass-Fed, Half Moon Bay, CA;
Tim Wightman, Farm-to-Consumer Foundation, Cincinnati, OH.