Typically, raw milk producers across America start out with a cow and a new hobby. Given the huge explosion of popularity of raw milk, however, we soon find our hobby has turned into a business – and all of a sudden we realize we have so much to learn to keep our new business thriving and sustainable.
I really hope you will commit to the “Pro Mindset” and continue your education by attending the next training for local raw milk producers. Tim Wightman is coming to Oregon on September 7th and 8th – same seminar both days so you only need to attend one of them. Also, continue the discussion in an informal “open forum” dinner following each day’s seminar where we can take the discussion anywhere we want.
Registration is limited to the first 25 to sign up. Click on this link to register: http://www.rawmilkpro.com/products-page
After clicking on the link above, select either date and click on “Add to Cart” then check out. Be sure to add dinner if you want to participate in the open forum.
Tim Wightman Seminar
9/7 at Deck Family Farms $55 – 10AM-3PM
9/8 at Champoeg Creamery $55 – 10AM-3PM
Each event followed by a Master Mind Q and A dinner with Tim, $25
Space is limited to the first 25 people to sign up at each event to maximize learning.
- First 1.5 hours will be reviewing proper milking and cleaning procedures and equipment
Even if you attended the March session at Champoeg Creamery you will still learn from this review. I have heard from many of you (and me) since then clarifying and trying to remember what Tim presented. Studies show we need to hear things as many as 5-7 times for it to sink in, this review will be well worth your time. I know I am still learning MANY new things at each event!
We will discuss how to prepare your dairy animals to transition to winter feed and manage your pastures through the winter and how to properly prepare them for next spring. Walk the pastures with Tim explaining the various grasses and heights and nutritional values as the season changes
- Discussion of fertilizers and soil amendments for animal health and quality milk.
- If anyone wants to conduct a forage and soil test and bring your results, Tim will analyze them with the group.
- Learn the proper nutrition and minerals for your cows and goats.
- Understand what a standard plate count & coliform count is, where to collect them and how to read them.
- Your questions and concerns as the discussion develops.
Time: 10 AM-3 PM Bring Your Lunch
Mastermind Q&A dinner with Tim $25 4-6 PM after each event.
I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new producers! We always learn tons from each other!!
And please do scroll down to the comment section and leave your comments or ask your questions – what else are you struggling with as producers?