Highlights from 

American Grassfed Association’s 2017 Conference

 Grassfed: The Way Forward

February 8-9, 2017
The Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Pocantico Hills, NY

A beautiful place with engaging speakers, wonderful food, and great people from around the world.


Speakers and Presentations

Managing for Success: How Animals Thrive on Grass
Chris Kerston, Savory Institute

Soil Health = Farmer Wealth: Case Studies from the Fields
Peter Byck, filmmaker and professor, Arizona State University
See his work here.

Judith Schwartz, author of Cows Save the Planet and Water in Plain Sight
Learn more about Judith here.

AGA’s New Dairy Standard
Don Davis, rancher and AGA certification committee chair
Dr Meg Cattell, bovine specialist
Dr. Arden Nelson, bovine specialist.

We are What We Eat: Healthy Land, Healthy Animals, Healthy People
Dr. Meg Cattell and Dr. Arden Nelson

What’s In a Label: Deciphering Label Claims
Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers

Mary Berry, Keeping Rural America Alive: The Berry Family Story
Learn more about the work of The Berry Center here.

Food Policy: Supporting Good Food and Good Farming
Lisa Stoke, Food Democracy Now!
Sara Eckhouse, former USDA official
Ferd Hoefner, food policy advocate and founder of National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Elanor Starmer, Administrator, USDA AMS

Eating Animals: Old Cows, Heritage Pork, and Getting the Best Cut
Bob Perry, chef and professor, University of Kentucky;
Bryan Mayer, Director of Butchery Education, Fleishers Craft Butchery
Kari Underly, butcher, author, and educator
Watch a video here.