Winter Traveling Dairy Course 2020

Eight VASCI students travelled with Dr. Huyler and students and instructors from the Universities of Connecticut, Maine New Hampshire, and Vermont to visit 9 farms in Maine including 5 Holstein dairy farms: Conant Acres Inc., Piper Farms Inc., Flood Brothers Inc., Pineland Farm Inc., Stonyvale, Inc. and Exeter Agri-Energy, 2 Jersey Dairy Farms: Highland Farms, Inc. and Taylor Dairy Farm, one Ayshire dairy farm: Hardy Farm, and one goat dairy farm: Seal Cove Farm. In addition, the group visited the University of New Hampshire and the University of Maine dairy farms, a cheese producing dairy company, Pineland Farms Dairy Company, Inc., IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., and met with industry leaders including: Amanda Beal, Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Dr. Michele Walsh – Maine State Veterinarian, Sarah Littlefield, Executive Director – Maine Dairy Promotion Board and Dairy Nutrition Council, Julie-Marie Bickford, Executive Director – Maine Dairy Industry Association, and Tim Drake, Executive Director – Maine Milk Commission.

Read the full report here.

View the itinerary here.