Organic dairy production subject of $1.8m grant

Over the years, organic dairy producers have expressed frustration over a lack of available information on forage production. Research-based information regarding forage for their herds has been difficult to come by, which in turn, may have led to decreased profitability for their operations.

Recently, researchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct research that may address this issue.

The primary focus of the $1.8 million grant is on forage production for organic dairy herds in the southeastern U.S.