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Canadian cow share college basic course March 19th, 2011 near Durham Ontario

Learn how to safely produce raw milk and set up a cow share farm using modern best practices in a one-day basic course on Saturday March 19th, 2011, near Durham Ontario (about 2-3 hrs northwest of Toronto).

A snapshot of raw milk processing facilities at Glencolton Farms near Durham Ontario

Download the course prospectus here.

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Learn raw milk standards for safe cow share operation — at Cowshare Canada basics course, March 19, 2011, Durham

Learn how to run a state of the art raw milk cowshare operation:

A view of the Glencolton Farms milk processing room

From the prospectus: At the end of this session, participants will have a basic understanding of: Continue reading

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Cowshare College with Michael Schmidt this Saturday October 23rd in Durham

Learn the art of cowshare farming from the master, Michael Schmidt:

Touring the barn at Glencolton Farms with Michael Schmidt and David E. Gumpert

Michael Schmidt will lead the workshop and topics to be covered include the biology, safe production and handling of raw milk; the legal framework currently required for a cowshare program; and developing, maintaining and managing cowshare member relationships. Continue reading

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NEW: Cowshare College Canada course outline now posted on the Events page

Aspiring Canadian cowshare farmers will have a second chance to learn how it’s done, later this month from the cowshare expert himself, Michael Schmidt. Registration form and course outline can now be found on The Bovine’s “Events” page. Here’s the news release from Cowshare College Canada:

A scene from the first Cowshare College, back in May of 2010. Glencolton Farms photo

“After Michael Schmidt’s acquittal on all charges relating to his cowshare operation earlier this year, he responded to the intense interest from producers with the first Canadian Cowshare College in May. Continue reading

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Alice Jongerden of Home on the Range cowshare farm in Chilliwack B.C. visits Glencolton Farms in Durham, Ontario

That's Alice on the right with Michael Schmidt, Elise and their son, in the Glencolton Farms yard.

This just in from Michael Schmidt:

On Monday Alice Jongerden visited Glencolton Farms to discuss strategy and to see for herself what the Glencolton Cow Share model looks like. Continue reading

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Cowshare College report from the first session at Glencolton Farms May 1, ’10

Canada’s first-ever cowshare college kicked off classes on May 1, 2010 in Durham Ontario. Here’s a brief report on what went down:

Kim Culkin makes announcement while Michael Schmidt and Tim Wightman wait at the front of the classroom to start teaching. Looks like this particular session was not taking place at the farm itself.

22 participants attended the first course of the Canadian Cow share College Saturday May 1, 2010 at Glencolton Farms. All of them received their certificate of completion which is required as part of the accreditation process of Cow Share Canada.

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Cowshare College for farmers at Michael Schmidt’s Glencolton Farms May 1st ’10

May 1st, 2010 will be a history-making day for raw milk in Ontario as farmer and raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt hosts a one-day cowshare college for farmers who want to learn the ways Michael has developed, of producing raw milk.

A bright and shining farm -- Glencolton farms after a thunderstorm

The Canadian Cowshare College is a full-day workshop that gives participants the basics for developing their own cowshare program.  Aimed at producers, it covers the safe production and handling of raw milk and the logistics of cowshare programmes.  Participants will learn what makes a viable programme, how to structure and run a cowshare, as well as how to recruit and manage relationships with cowshare members.  At the end of the session, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Continue reading

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