The 2018 annual conference was held in Latham, NY at the Century House Hotel and Conference Center on January 25 and 26.
The updated December 2017 newsletter contains a full conference agenda. There was a session on flexible riparian area pasture management by the Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit of USDA-ARS in University Park, PA, 2 sessions on soil health, producer showcase session, a poster paper session of interest to pasture farmers and support people, a session on ruminant fatty acid research that challenges past research that has dampened demand for whole milk and meat products, and sessions to prioritize research, education, and technical assistance needs.
The report accompanying the presentation given by Allen Matthews, Director and Instructor of Sustainable Agriculture, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, on Grass Fed Beef Value Chain Marketing is available here.
The stakeholder priority items were discussed, and will be updated.