Documentation of Organic and Transitional Dairy Production Practices

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1997: $43,986.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:
Enid Wonnacott
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, oats, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: parasite control, grazing - continuous, feed additives, feed formulation, feed rations, herbal medicines, homeopathy, manure management, mineral supplements, pasture fertility, preventive practices, probiotics, grazing - rotational, stockpiled forages, vaccines, winter forage, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: cover crops, intercropping, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, mentoring, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, value added, whole farm planning
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: composting, green manures, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: analysis of personal/family life, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.