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South Central PA Grazing School

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Ono United Methodist Church

9 Main Street

Ono, PA 17077

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This event will be presented over two days, Friday evening pasture walk will take place at Blue Mt View Farm, 970 N. State Route 934, Annville, PA 17003. Saturday morning will be a classroom session at Ono UMC 9 Main Street, Ono, PA 17077 and Saturday afteroon will take place at Garden Meadow Farm, 2013 Yordys Bridge Rd, Annville, PA 17003. Please contact the Capital RC&D office if you have any questions (717) 241-4361.

Attendees will recieve training from experienced graziers and other experts, visit two successful grass-based farms (dairy and beef), attend breakout sessions for beginners and advanced graziers and have plenty of opportunity to learn from each other.

DAY ONE - Friday August 25

6 PM - 8 PM - Blue Mt. View Farm 970 N. State Route 934, Annville, PA 17003

  • 6 PM - 7 PM - Overview of the farm - Matt Bomgarder
  • 7 PM - 8 PM - Breakout Session
    • Pasture condition scoring - Susan Parry, NRCS State Grasslands Conservationist
    • Fencing Basics - Titus Martin, Capital RC&D Grazing Advisor
  • 8 PM - Ice-cream Social

DAY TWO - Saturday August 26

Classroom Sessions

Ono United Methodist Church, 9 Main St., Ono, PA 17077

  • 7:30 AM - 8 AM - Registration
  • 8 AM - 9 AM - Keynote - George Lake Thistle Creek Farms
  • 9 AM - 9:45 AM - Soil Health and Plant Quality - Lindsey Bream, NRCS Soil Conservationist
  • 10 AM - 10:40 AM - Breakout Session 1
    • Beginner - Layout of Paddocks - Suzette Truax, NRCS
    • Advanced - What 100% grass fed looks like - Ron Holter, Holter Farms
  • 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Breakout Session 2
    • Beginner - Estimating dry matter and animal demand - Titus Martin, Capital RC&D
    • Advanced - Stockpiling - Dan Lehman, Hamilton Heights Dairy
  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 AM - Lunch
  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM - Nutrition of Pastures - Dr. Kathy Soder, USDA Pasture Systems and Watershed Mgmt Research

Field Sessions

Garden Meadow Farm, 2013 Yordys Bridget Road, Annville, PA 17003

  • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Overview of the Farm - Brent Kaylor, Garden Meadow Farm
  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Working with Nature - Greg Stricker, Spring Creek Farm
  • 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM - Marketing opportunities and the nutritional bonus of pastured products - TBD
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Ono United Methodist Church

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Ono, PA 17077

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