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*Bridport, March 11, 2016*

Please join the Vermont Beef Producers Association and the Vermont 
Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 
10AM at The Bridport Town Hall for a discussion of the Recommended 
Agricultural Practices (RAPs) for beef management in Vermont.

*Ryan Patch and Laura DiPietro* from The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, 
Food and Markets will be leading the discussion.
Participants will be encouraged to review relevant sections of the RAPs 
for beef management practices and provide feedback as to whether the 
changes from the 1st draft to the 2nd draft are workable for beef farms 
in Vermont.

Some major areas for consideration include:
1.       Livestock Exclusion Standards
2.       Manure Stacking Standards
3.       SFO Certification Thresholds and Certification Requirements

*For more information please contact Phil Wagner, Vice President of the 
Vermont Beef Producers Association at [log in to unmask] *

/The Vermont Beef Producers Association (VBPA) is a service based 
non-profit organization that strives to be the foundation of a 
profitable and sustainable beef industry in Vermont. Founded in 1981, 
the association works to advance members//’ economic interests/

-- 

Chip Morgan
**VBPA


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