Niko Horster is co-owner, with his wife Liana, of Shire Beef LLC, an all grass, holistically managed cow finishing and breeding operation in Vershire, VT.
Born in Munich, Germany, he has been a resident in Vermont for over 20 years and has been farming with cattle for 16 of those years. He is focused on restoring the vitality of the soil on their home farm as well as all the rented parcels they graze cattle on (350 acres under management). Soil testing, holistic management, permaculture design principles
He is the president of the board of the Vermont Grass Farmers Association, which provides technical assistance to farmers in conjunction with the Extension Service of the University of Vermont as well as an annual conference on grass farming and related topics and on-farm workshops throughout the season. He serves as a volunteer for Vital Communities
His professional career includes working in IT industries (Logistics – Digital Equipment), publishing (Marketing and Sales – Chelsea Green Publishing) as well as residential and light commercial construction (Project Manager -O’Hara and Gerke)
After earning h
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