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Sarah Flack

Sarah Flack is a sought-after workshop presenter, an agricultural consultant and an organic and biodynamic farmer. She was raised on a family farm in northern Vermont where she still lives. She has worked on organic and non-organic dairy, vegetable, sheep, and beef farms. She does independent organic certification inspections of farms and processing facilities and consults on grass farming, farm design, farm business management, and planning. Sarah has trained in homeopathy for livestock, medicinal herbs, production of value-added meat and dairy products, leadership, and non-profit and organizational development. She helped found the Vermont Grassfarmers Association and is involved with NOFA-VT and other agricultural organizations. She is presently president of the board of directors of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association.

    Sarah's Books

    Organic Dairy Production

    Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:

    • -Soils, the foundation of health (manure management)
    • -Crop production and grazing management (forage species, pasture management, setting up a grazing system)
    • -Livestock (selection, nutrition, winter and summer feed considerations, seasonal milking, habitat, herd health, milk quality)
    • -Marketing (selling fluid milk, regulations, facility and equipment, selling raw milk)
    • -Recordkeeping
    • -The transition to organic
    • -Nutritional qualities of grass-fed milk
    Featuring examples from various farms in the Northeast.

    NOFA Guides Set

    A series of 8 guides originally published by NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association), on organic principles and practices for both the beginner farmer as well as established farmers looking to convert to organic, or deepen their practices. Each book is 100 pages, but the information is weighty; the guides use a strong whole-systems farming theory behind their practical advice, as well as offer historical information, further resources, detailed appendices, and profiles of various organic farms across the Northeast.

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