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Grasstravaganza

  • Friday, June 30, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Show Me the Money: Grazing Strategies for Farm Profitability
Friday, June 30th – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Held at Alfred State College in the Central Dining Hall - Allegany Room

This day-long conference, which is a follow-up to last year’s Grasstravaganza, will highlight the use of cover crops for grazing and improving soil health.

The agenda will kick off with Russ Wilson of Forest County, PA, who with his wife and children operates Wilson Land & Cattle Co on 220 acres. They raise cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, and honey bees and custom graze for other producers. Russ will discuss “Adaptive Grazing Management and Using Multi-Species Covers as part of a Grazing System.

 Also, Dave Hartman from Penn State Extension in Lycoming County, PA will follow with “Using Annual Forage Species to Improve Grazing Systems” focusing on how diverse mixtures can serve the purpose of improving soil health, holding soil, and providing cheap forage.

After lunch (provided) the conference will move to Alfred State College’s organic dairy farm pastures, where Fay Benson of Cornell Cooperative Extension will conduct a “show and tell” with the NYCG Soil Health Trailer, and Jonathan Barter from the Steuben County SWCD will discuss cover crop mixtures that have been planted at the farm as a demonstration of how mixtures can be beneficial.

Cost is $15/person if registered before June 23rd and is $20/person for walk-ins.
Click here to print Registration Brochure

Printable campus map: Alfred State Campus Maps. Sponsored by Alfred State College, USDA-NRCS, New York Grazing Coalition, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Contact

Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
lao3@cornell.edu
585-268-7644 ext 18

Location

Alfred Sate College Farm
State Route 244
Alfred , NY 14802