Friday, August 28, 2009

Shelby County Pasture Walk to be held September 17

The final Western Ohio pasture walk for 2009 will be held Thursday September 17 at Leroy and Rose Meyer's Organic Valley Farms. Organic Valley Farms is located at 9859 Brandewie Road, outside of Fort Loramie, Ohio.

Organic Valley Farms has been producing certified organic milk for three years, and presently milks 55 cows raised on six acres of alfalfa and grass pastures. Bob Hendershot, NRCS State Grazing specialist will be on hand to discuss managing cool season grasses, pasture renovation, stocking rates, and other topics that participants are interested in learning about.

There is no set agenda for the pasture walk so participants are encouraged to bring questions, thoughts, and ideas with them to help guide the session. No registration is required but for more information, contact the Shelby County Extension Office.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

2009 Mid-Atlantic Grass-Finished Livestock Conference

Virginia will be hosting an excellent conference on grass finished livestock, to be held October 23-24, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Staunton, VA.

Nationally and internationally recognized experts will deliver science-based information about producing and marketing a consistently high-quality grass-finished product. It will cover forage systems for grass finishing, alternative marketing outlets, small-scale processing facilities, healthy grazing systems, supplementation for pasture finishing, factors affecting meat quality, and genetics for grass finishing. It will also feature a meat cutting and cooking demonstration.

For more information, just click on the title of this posting.
For a news release about it click here.

Purdue Forage Day

The Purdue Forage Day will be held September 17 in east central Indiana.

This will be a great educational event for forage producers and anyone interested in seeing new hay making equipment perform side-by-side.

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