Cow and Goat Shares Telephone Seminars

Farm-to-Consumer Foundation Presents Cow and Goat Shares Telephone Seminars Thursdays 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern Starting August 4, 2011 Join by phone from the convenience of your home! Live in a different time zone? Click here for Your Time. Want to legally distribute or obtain raw milk? Scaling down your herd? A share operation may be the answer you've been looking for. Before diving in, take advantage of experienced legal and operations advice. Register Now to participate in these 90-minute teleseminars! Aug 4:     101 - LEGAL ASPECTS with Pete Kennedy, Esq. Aug 11:   102 - GOAT-SHARE OPERATIONS with Sharon Wilson Aug 18:   103 - COW-SHARE OPERATIONS with Tim Wightman Aug 25:   104 - LEGAL & OPERATIONS FORUM with all three Here's your chance as farmers and consumers to get your legal and operations questions answered.  Great for past attendees of the teleseminar series! Participation is limited to the first 25 registrants. Register online or Call 703-208-3276 The cost is just $35 per session.  Register for any three for $95 or for all four for $125. Click here for more details! Unable to attend? Ask about recordings. TELESEMINAR HOSTS

Pete Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and serves as the President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund ( and Vice President of the Foundation. He works on dairy issues, particularly, the right of farmers to distribute raw milk and raw milk products direct to consumers. Each week he helps members of the Fund with cow- or goat-share operation start-ups. The Raw Milk Nation Map was derived from Pete’s compilation of the original state raw milk laws and state raw milk summaries posted at He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption [see information about the lawsuit against FDA, posted at].

Sharon Wilson owns and operates a goat herd share in Colorado (Natural Choice Dairy, LLC) and currently serves as Treasurer of the Raw Milk Association of Colorado (RMAC). As a Board member of RMAC, she has been helping to create test standards for goats along with product standards and recommended process standards. Sharon has been consulting other potential goat share operations in and out of state for the last five years.

Tim Wightman is a lifetime farmer and serves as the President of the Foundation and is a founding Board member of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. He pioneered CSAs, organic cooperatives, farmers’ markets, the cow-share program and the farm-share program while living in northern Wisconsin. Tim now lives in western Ohio where he operated a small raw milk dairy. He consults worldwide with dairy farmers on cow shares, raw milk safety and direct marketing and is the author of the Raw Milk Production Handbook and the presenter in “From Grass to the Glass – Chore Time” DVD. View them online FREE at

A minimum of ten (10) registered participants is required to convene the teleseminar; if for some reason this minimum is not met and the session is canceled, you may request a refund or rollover to the next scheduled session or series.

The Farm-to-Consumer Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization created to expand public awareness about sustainably farmed food, increase choices and access to local sources, and support small family farms growing and raising these foods.  We do this through educational and charitable activities. Our education programs raise consumer awareness about the value of fresh, local and non-toxic farm-produced foods.  We also teach farmers proactive strategies to avoid harassment by local, state and federal government interference with food production and on-farm processing.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please call our office at 703-208-3276, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern) Monday-Friday; or send email to

Farm-to-Consumer Foundation

Attn: Cow-Share College & Goat-Share University

2692 Madison Road, Ste N1-371, Cincinnati, OH  45208

Ph: 703-208-FARM (3276); Fax: 703-208-3278

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