Steve Schubart Executive Director Steve joined the cooperative in the spring of 2016 with a background in bovine reproduction sales-consulting, herd-management software analysis, and production agriculture.  Steve owns and operates Grass Cattle Company in Shoreham, VT. He sells beef through the cooperative and direct-to-consumer via his website. Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Diversified Agriculture and Associates Degree in Dairy Herd Management. He has experience in grass-fed beef and dairy production as well as sheep, swine, poultry and produce.     

Steve Schubart

Executive Director

Steve joined the cooperative in the spring of 2016 with a background in bovine reproduction sales-consulting, herd-management software analysis, and production agriculture. 

Steve owns and operates Grass Cattle Company in Shoreham, VT. He sells beef through the cooperative and direct-to-consumer via his website.

Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Diversified Agriculture and Associates Degree in Dairy Herd Management. He has experience in grass-fed beef and dairy production as well as sheep, swine, poultry and produce. 

 

 

Josh Lucas Board Member since 2015. Josh owns and operates Lucas Cattle Company in Orwell, Vermont. Josh is a skilled cattleman and land manager. He practices rotational grazing and focuses on genetics using artificial insemination,  Josh has an educational and professional background in beef production.        

Josh Lucas

Board Member since 2015.

Josh owns and operates Lucas Cattle Company in Orwell, Vermont. Josh is a skilled cattleman and land manager. He practices rotational grazing and focuses on genetics using artificial insemination, 

Josh has an educational and professional background in beef production.

 

 

 

 

 
Cheryl Cesario, Board President Board Member since January 2017. Cheryl and her husband Marc operate Meeting Place Pastures in Cornwall, VT. They joined the cooperative in November 2015, after shifting to a wholesale channel after several years of selling their products via direct marketing. The various methods they utilized to sell directly to the consumer gives Cheryl perspective on the challenges of inventory control, supply & demand, and a fluctuating customer base.  Cheryl is employed as an Extension agent with the University of Vermont, working with dairy and beef producers in the Champlain Valley. She's worked with over 100 farmers in the last four years and has gotten to see a wide variety of production and management practices in the field.

Cheryl Cesario, Board President

Board Member since January 2017.

Cheryl and her husband Marc operate Meeting Place Pastures in Cornwall, VT. They joined the cooperative in November 2015, after shifting to a wholesale channel after several years of selling their products via direct marketing. The various methods they utilized to sell directly to the consumer gives Cheryl perspective on the challenges of inventory control, supply & demand, and a fluctuating customer base. 

Cheryl is employed as an Extension agent with the University of Vermont, working with dairy and beef producers in the Champlain Valley. She's worked with over 100 farmers in the last four years and has gotten to see a wide variety of production and management practices in the field.

Bill Howard Board Member since January 2016.  Bill and his wife Jackie operate Grass Roots Farm in Southern Oneida County, NY. They have been farming there for the past 10 years, raising grass-fed Herefords.  BIll is the President and co-owner of TRU Turbine Resources Unlimited Incorporated which is a small business of about 16 employees founded in 1998 and located in Herkimer County, NY. This company provides products and services to the electric power production gas turbine industry.

Bill Howard

Board Member since January 2016. 

Bill and his wife Jackie operate Grass Roots Farm in Southern Oneida County, NY. They have been farming there for the past 10 years, raising grass-fed Herefords. 

BIll is the President and co-owner of TRU Turbine Resources Unlimited Incorporated which is a small business of about 16 employees founded in 1998 and located in Herkimer County, NY. This company provides products and services to the electric power production gas turbine industry.