Country Representative for Northeast USA
Carol received a Master of Science in Ruminant Nutrition from Cornell University, New York, USA. She is currently the Coordinator of the Farmer and Partnership grant programs for the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), a NIFA/USDA on-farm research grant program. Carol has many years of experience owning and operating farm and food businesses, working on livestock farms, and raising dairy, meat and draft goats. From 1998 to 2008, she was the Small Ruminant Dairy Specialist at the University of Vermont, USA, in the Department of Animal Science and the Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Before that, from 1989 to 2003, she was Faculty and Farm Manager at Sterling College, Craftsbury, Vermont, USA.
In our September 2012 IGA Newsletter we told you about a great book, A Guide to Starting a Commercial Goat Dairy, written by Carol Delaney. Now you can download this great resource for free.
Turning a passion into a viable business is a line-in-the-sand decision, and a new book by Northeast SARE Farmer Grant Specialist Carol Delaney, A Guide to Starting a Commercial Goat Dairy, covers what farmers should consider when planning a goat dairy startup. It also fills a gap—there are many periodicals and books with information about cow dairying, and this adds some needed weight on the small ruminant side of the scale.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.