Albert De Vries, an animal-sciences assistant professor, checks cattle at the UF Dairy Research Unit. / UF/IFAS file photo
Dairy producers of any size may attend Forming a Dairy Cooperative, hosted by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences’ Marion County Extension Office, on Friday, June 15, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Anyone who has dairy animals — or who is interested in dairy production — can attend. The seminar is free, but registration is required.
During Forming a Dairy Cooperative, you’ll learn the step-by-step process of forming the cooperative, how you are in control of the co-op, and the benefits it can provide.
The goal of this workshop is to facilitate the growth of local food production by helping local dairy producers grow and maximize their market reach. One of the best ways to grow is to cooperate in a way that will mutually benefit everyone involved.
A cooperative is a highly efficient and organized way to help make that happen for local dairy producers.
The event will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension office, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala.
To register, call 352-671-8400. For more information, visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SmallFarmsUfIfasMarionCountyExtension/photos/gm.370013523491438/1323306304469077/?type=3&theater.