Workshop Session: Saturday III
Organic dairy, along with the broader dairy economy, has faced financial strain in recent years. We’ll explore programs offered at the federal and state levels for organic dairy and encourage producers to share suggestions to make federal and state program offerings more useful for them. Our conversation will focus primarily on commodity, risk management, data collection, and cropping safeguards that organic dairy farmers might use.
Meg Plucinski has been farming organically since 2016, working with the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and taking over ownership of a long-standing organic dairy farm.
Adam Warthesen manages government relations for Organic Valley, an independent cooperative of organic farmers based in Wisconsin.
Perry Clutts transitioned his family’s 133-year-old Ohio farm to organic grass-based dairy. He promotes organic by serving on the board of the Organic Trade Association and the group’s dairy council.