Grazing Workshops in Chenango and Steuben county NY May 2 & 3

Two days of in depth pasture workshops in farms in NY.  Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 in Steuben County in Addison NY and Thursday, May 3rd in Guilford NY.  Both sessions will run 10 to 3 and will be hands on out in the pastures so please dress appropriately.

These hands-on pasture walks will focus on improving marginal pastures, how to plan out your rotations, early season grazing approaches, determining the best time to graze plants, fertility management, animal impact grazing techniques, weather related management strategies and in-field farmer training exercises to hone your grazier’s eye.

The hosting families raise dairy animals, sheep, beef, horses and have multi-species grazing operations on less than stellar soils with limited fertility added.  The goals are to use pasture management and grazing techniques to nourish the soil, plants, animals, people and create wealth using the tools at hand, including the mind.  Expect fruitful dialogues, reality-based decision-making and networking with peers.

Pre-registration is required to help plan for lunch and logistics

To reserve your place for this unique early season grazing event please contact: Jonathon Barter, Steuben SWCD at (607) 776-7398 Ext. 3 or Brett Chedzoy, Schuyler CCE at (607) 535-7161 and for Steuben County workshop

Contact Troy Bishopp at (315) 824-9849 Ext. 110 or to register for Chenango County workshop