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Organic Dairy Production

By Sarah Flack
Illustrated by Jocelyn Langer

Farm & Garden

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

Featuring examples from various farms in the Northeast.


Sarah Flack

Sarah Flack is a sought-after workshop presenter, an agricultural consultant and an organic & 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 farminf, 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.


Flack Family Farm Website
Sarah Flack Consulting Website

Organic Dairy Production

Pages:104 pages
Book Art:Black and white line drawings
Size: 6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing
Paperback: 9781603583510
Pub. Date April 28, 2011
eBook: 9781603583527
Pub. Date April 28, 2011

Available In/Retail Price

Paperback, 104 pages, $12.95

eBook, 104 pages, $12.95