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Jack Lazor

Jack Lazor is co-owner of Butterworks Farm in Westfield, VT, with his wife, Anne, and cofounder of the Northern Grain Grower's Association. Jack has been growing organic grains in the mountains of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom since 1975 and is considered a leader in the movement for growing grains in cold climates. Lazor grows grains both for human consumption and for feed for their herd of Jersey cows, including corn, oats, barley, soybeans, legumes, alfalfa, and oilseeds, such as flax and sunflower. Butterworks Farm also produces organic Jersey milk yogurt, buttermilk, sweet Jersey cream, cheddar cheese, and grain products. He is the recipient of many agricultural awards.

    Jack's Upcoming Events

    • Jack Lazor at NOFA NY Winter Conference
      NOFA NY Winter Conference, Saratoga Springs NY
      January 23, 2015, 1:15 pm

      Jack will teach a workshop titled, "Renaissance of Grains in the Northeast," at the NOFA NY Winter Conference on January 23.

    • Jack Lazor at NOFA NY Winter Conference
      NOFA NY Winter Conference, Saratoga Springs NY
      January 24, 2015, 9:30 am

      Jack will teach a workshop titled, "Organic Grains A-Z" at the NOFA NY Winter Conference on January 24.

    • Jack and Ann Lazor at NOFA NY Winter Conference
      NOFA NY Winter Conference, Saratoga Springs NY
      January 24, 2015, 1:30 pm

      Jack and Ann will teach a workshop titled, "How to Add Value to Your Milk" at the NOFA NY Winter Conference on January 24.

    Jack's Books

    The Organic Grain Grower

    Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer

    The ultimate guide to growing organic grains on a small and ecological scale, The Organic Grain Grower is invaluable for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and crop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack Lazor covers how to grow and store wheat, barley, oats, corn, dry beans, soybeans, pulse crops, oilseeds, grasses, nutrient-dense forages, and lesser-known cereals. In addition to detailed cultivation and processing information, Lazor argues the importance of integrating grains on the organic farm (not to mention for the local-food system) for reasons of biodiversity and whole farm management.

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