Grass-to-Glass Raw Milk Training

Agister-to-Agister Standards and Mentoring
Presented by the British Columbia Herdshare Association

“From Grass to Glass: Farm-Fresh Milk Excellence”


Get trained in safe and nutritious farm-fresh, unprocessed milk production, for herdshares and fresh milk dairy farms of any size.   Any type of dairy livestock, one animal or 400, Raw Milk Institute standards can work for you!

Course Objectives:   Herdshare agisters and shareholders will learn about fresh milk best practices and – for agisters – how to implement them on their individual farms. For consumers: caring for milk and what to look for in selecting a farm.

We will cover: 

  • Introduction – The Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI) and the British Columbia Herdshare Association (BCHA)
  • Conditions for Safe Fresh Milk
  • Why We Test for Coliforms
  • Identifying Your Critical Control Points (CCPs)
  • On-Farm Food Safety Planning:  the  Standard Sanitary Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Risk Assessment and Management Plan (RAMP)
  • Sanitary Management of Fresh Milk
  • The Importance of Diet for Milk Quality
  • Caring for Fresh Milk: The Responsible Herdshare Member
  • Questions and Answers

Mentoring provided on-site at your farm by a trained herdshare agister.

Cost:  This training is provided as a free service to the herdshare community by the British Columbia Herdshare Association. Donations to help cover instructor time and travel costs are appreciated! 

InstructoAlice Jongerden, Agister Mentorr Biography:  

Alice Jongerden is a RAWMI-trained peer mentor who successfully grew her little Chilliwack farm from one cow to twenty-two in less than two years, providing local families with farm-fresh milk and a variety of fresh milk products.

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