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PASA Education Event - Cow Health in the Grazing Dairy: From Pasture to Product

Event coordinated by Delaware Valley Hub

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October 8, 2016 Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
  Wholesome Dairy Farms
  (Map here) 181 Camp Rd
  Douglassville, PA 19518
Oct 8 Dairy Genetics
Date & Time
  Saturday, October 8
  Registration Opens 9:00am
  9:30-1pm, followed by lunch
  $20 Members
  $25 Non-members
Event Description
This half day event will be a discussion regarding the challenges cows face at the different stages of their lives, including conversation around genetics, nutrition, and how the soil of the pasture directly influences the health of the animal and, ultimately, the milk. Retired veterinarian Mark Lopez, owner of Wholesome Dairy Farms in Douglassville, PA, will lead the group from the pasture to the barn and, finally, to the on-site store that sells the farm’s finished, raw milk products. Questions and conversation along the way are encouraged. Lunch will follow. This day is appropriate for farmers, and for consumers who want to learn more about grass-fed dairy.
Registration will be open from 08/08/2016 to 10/07/2016 at noon.
Speaker Information
Mark Lopez, VMD, studied veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on dairy production medicine. After 5 years working on large dairies in Texas, Dr. Lopez returned to his family’s farm in Yellow House to start a dairy of his own: Wholesome Dairy Farms. Dedicated to the local food movement and lowering carbon emissions, the top priority of Dr. Lopez and Wholesome Dairy Farms is the cows. For the good of the environment, as well as the health of the cows, the herd at Wholesome Dairy Farms is grass-fed on pasture, managed in a rotational grazing system.
Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Cash and check are accepted on site. Please note that lunches cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins. Call (215) 804-4731 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
Sorry, there is no scholarship for this specific event.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
Portions of this event will be outside, so dress accordingly
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day
Will food be served?
Yes, lunch is included with the registration fees. The menu has not yet been set.
What if I have food allergies?
After registering, please contact PASA with any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Requests made at least two weeks in advance can usually be accommodated.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (215) 804-4731 or for more information about this event.
Registrant Information

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