Join us as we wrap up this year’s grazing season and think ahead to next year! Come hear how planned grazing can be fun and profitable. Troy Bishopp, aka “The Grass Whisperer” is an accomplished grazier on his own farm in NY state, in addition to working with the Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District/Upper Susquehanna Coalition as their regional grazing specialist. Troy brings a holistic approach to grazing planning by helping farmers chart a course that pays attention to their personal goals as well as their profits. Julie Smith, UVM Extension Dairy Specialist, will also be here to discuss how to manage and troubleshoot common herd health issues including Johne’s, BVD, and nutritional deficiencies. Julie’s focus is on biosecurity and preventive animal health management. Hope to see you there!
9:30-10:00 Registration, Coffee and Snacks
10:00 - The ‘How and Why’ of Planning plus an interactive discussion with Grazing Expert, Troy Bishopp
11:30 - When Pasture May Not Be Enough To Keep Herds Healthy: A troubleshooting approach, UVM Dairy Specialist, Julie Smith
12:15 - LUNCH - Enjoy a locally-sourced farm-fresh lunch and visit with friends and neighbors
1:00 - Updates on local pasture improvement trials using no-till and annual forage crops, UVM Extension Crop, Soil & Pasture Team
1:30 - Troy Bishopp is back to wrap up the day with more on pasture management tips and techniques to think about for next season.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program please call Donna Brown 802-388-4969 or 1-800-956-1125 by October 31, 2013 so we may assit you.
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