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As the demand for raw milk continues to grow, new producers are needed. The Farm-to-Consumer Foundation (FTCF) has launched Raw Milk University to teach dairy farmers how to produce raw milk in a safe, economical manner.
According to the announcement on the Farm-to-Consumer website, Raw Milk University is “for producers who want to learn about what is important in starting a raw milk dairy or improving [existing] raw milk operations,” and “gives participants the opportunity to learn from experts in the raw milk community.”
Raw Milk University is made up of a series of webinars spanning topics from “Milking Practices for High Quality Raw Cow Milk, Milk Room and Milking Equipment Setup and Maintenance” to seasonal “Dairy Goat Management and Lactation.” They are led by Sharon Wilson (who owned/operated the largest raw goat dairy in Colorado and has been consulting on raw goat milk dairies for over 8 years) and Tim Wightman (a farmer, dairy and soils consultant, and President of the FTCF).
Three webinars took place in April; three more are scheduled for July and three more in October. All webinars begin at 1pm EST and run for approximately 90 minutes. Webinars are $40 per session, with discounted rates for booking in bulk.
For more information and registration, please click here.
The Campaign for Real Milk is a project of the nutrition education non-profit, The Weston A. Price Foundation. Donate to help fund research into the benefits of nutrient dense foods. westonaprice.org/lab