New Farming Infrastructure from the Soil Up
Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)
Joseph and Amy Morel are landowners and cattle graziers who are cooperating with other local farmers to provide high-quality food for their community from the soil up. Current projects include infrastructure construction, improving soil and forage quality, and productivity, on three farms - their home farm, the Hay Farm, and the Clark Farm. Together with partners, they have designed and are implementing a multi-year soil-improvement and farm infrastructure construction project on multiple properties. Immediate methods include soil, forage and weight-gain monitoring, grazing management, bale-grazing, subsoil plowing (Keyline soil development), mineral and fertilizer applications (biological and organic mixes, dry-broadcast, foliar, and subsoil-injected) and seeding, both new and into subsoil rips. Seeding strategies include experimentation with Cocktail Cover-Cropping, a rapidly spreading innovation in soil improvement from North Dakota. Come walk and ponder with us as we look at the outcomes of infrastructure construction, grazing management and soil improvement work begun at the opening of the 2012 growing season.
If you require accessibility accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jennifer Colby know (802-656-0858) by September 27 so we may assist you.