Organic Dairy

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2001: $11,700.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $17,122.00
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:
Chuck Oliver
Oliver Farm


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, spelt, soybeans, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: pasture fertility, feed/forage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, community-supported agriculture, cooperatives, marketing management, market study, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: wildlife
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, analysis of personal/family life
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