Farming Class Highlights Raw Milk Safety

The annual raw milk Symposium teaches, among other things, raw milk safety and how producers can create higher quality raw milk from grassfed cows. The Weston A. Price Foundation, in conjunction with their annual Wise Traditions conference, puts on the class. This year, the entire class was live streamed so that viewers around the county who could not attend the conference could still benefit from the valuable information.

The raw milk symposium features lectures and practical tips on productions from farmers, nutritionists and marketing experts. The classes include a pivotal class called “Building, Managing, Marketing & Sustaining a Raw Milk Micro-Dairy” presented by expert Charlotte Smith from Oregon.

Other classes include a presentation by Sally Fallon Morrell titled “Why Raw Milk?” that delves into the nutritional benefits of raw milk. The talk focuses on “the benefits to bones, teeth, immunity, respiratory health, growth, detoxification and even mental health conferred by whole unpasteurized milk, citing studies going back one hundred years and up to the present day.”

Mark McAfee, owner of Organic Pastures in California, has a talk titled “Behind the Scenes: What’s Really Happening with Raw Milk in the USA?” Mark is known for being involved in the legal sales of raw milk in California.

Peg Coleman helps us understand the importance of data and what it does say and what it doesn’t say in her talk “Risk Beyond the Numbers: Understanding Data, Gaps, and Assumptions Bridging Them.”

This symposium provides a platform for experts, farmers, consumers and anyone seeking additional information on raw milk from regulations to production to the nutrition of it. As an overview, this class will give anyone an idea of where to locate resources and information to further their studies on the topic. The class also helps to dispel misinformation about raw milk.

Each class is available individually, as presented.

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November 10th Raw Milk Symposium Available via Live Stream

Those who didn’t score a ticket to the Weston A. Price’s Raw Milk Symposium can watch the event via live stream when it takes place on Monday, November 10. This annual event brings together raw milk experts and advocates to discuss how to safely produce raw milk products, share legal updates and explore other issues relating to raw milk.

This year, speakers include Mark McAfee, owner of the largest raw milk dairy in California and chairman of the Raw Milk Institute; Pete Kennedy, president of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund; and Sally Fallon Morell, founder of A Campaign for Real Milk.

The Raw Milk Symposium Live Stream will be streaming live on November 10, 2014 from 9:15am-4:00pm EST, and will be available any time afterwards.

The Campaign for Real Milk is a project of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a nutrition education non-profit based in Washington, D.C. Fan the Campaign for Real Milk on Facebook.

Ontario Agricultural College to Host Raw Milk Symposium April 22

Those in the Ontario region who are interested in learning more about Canada’s policies on raw milk should consider attending the Science to Policy Symposium on Monday, April 22, 2014. This is a raw milk symposium.

Academics, dairy and healthcare professionals, and government representatives who wish to discuss the need for a structured and transparent process to ensure that scientific research and knowledge are used to impact policy are expected to attend the one-day conference. The conference will feature nine presenters on both sides of the issue, including dairy farmer and raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt.

For more information and to register, 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.