Monday, August 9, 2010

Pasture Walk

Darke County Pasture Walk

A pasture walk is scheduled for August 19, 2010 at the Dan Kremer "Eat Food for Life" Farm, 14360 Mangen Road, Yorkshire, Ohio. Yorkshire is in the northeast corner of Darke County. Directions are available at the Kremer website .
The Kremer's have implemented several grazing and pasture management practices through the use of the USDA EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program).

This will be an opportunity to learn more about an organic producer’s grazing operation and also what different producers are doing in our area. It will also be a good time to discuss and look at the different pasture options that can be used in your management system (such as fencing and watering systems and heavy use areas).

The pasture walk will begin at 6:00 p.m. Bob Hendershot USDA-NRCS Grassland Conservationist will be leading the discussion on pasture management.

Any producer interested in improving their pasture utilization and livestock grazing systems for beef and sheep production should plan to attend. The Kremer’s also have pleasure horses that are included in their pasture system.