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March 20: Tour Paddocks, Robot at Organic Dairy Farm
New York Ag Connection - 03/13/2018

On March 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., producers can take a tour at Smith's Tre G Farm, 8183 US Route 20, in Manlius,. It includes a look at paddocks designed by Kirk Smith to make grazing and the use of two Lely Robotic milkers compatible.

At lunch, the Smith family will relate their experience of transitioning to organic dairy production in challenging times over the past three years. The Smiths transitioned their 130-cow dairy to organic production over the past three years and now ship milk to the farmer-owned Organic Valley cooperative.

The tour is organized by the Cornell Organic Dairy Program. Registration is requested. There is a $5 charge for lunch.

To register, call Steph at 607-391-2662 or email Abbie at For more information on the Cornell Organic Dairy Program, contact Fay Benson with the Cornell South Central NY Dairy Team at

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