LINEBREEDING FOR OPTIMAL FARM PRODUCTION
Presenter: Morgan Hartman
Regardless of breed, or even species, linebreeding offers many benefits to commercial stockmen and women around the world. Linebreeding, or the purposeful and designed inbreeding toward a desired phenotypic type, can make significant positive economic impact for producers by making for uniformity and consistency within your herd, flock, or gaggle. Learn how purposeful linebreeding can help your bottom line.
ROTATIONAL GRAZING FOR ANIMAL PERFORMANCE AND PASTURE RECOVERY
Presenter: Steve Rockcastle
With properly managed rotations of stock and the resulting re-mineralization of the soil, livestock are healthier and so is the meat and milk from them. Steve Rockcastle of Green Heron Growers will discuss the connections between soil health and animal health.
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SILVOPASTURE IN THE NORTHEAST
Presenter: Brett Chedzoy
Learn about the art and science of utilizing livestock to create opportunities for more holistic production and carbon farming.
PROFITABLE DAIRY MANAGEMENT
Presenter: Chuck Phippen
Learn how to manage dairy for 100% Grassfed, Certified Organic production and do it profitably!
Rodale Intensive: Pastured Pork Production
Presenter: Shelby Dukes
In this workshop, Dukes will discuss maximizing nutrient contribution of pastures, data analysis on weight gain and pasture input for pastured pork production.
RODALE INTENSIVE: SOIL HEALTH AND COmposting
Presenters: Andrew Smith and Rick Carr
Join this workshop to learn how on-farm composting can use your waste materials to create resources. We'll cover compost science and utilization, separating the "feel good" from the "real good.”
Practical Fence Solutions
Presenter: David Wellscroft
Getting started with practical fence solutions for a variety of species including pigs, sheep, cattle, and horses.
BEES ON FARMS: A BEEKEEPING PRIMER
Presenters: Megan Denver and Jorik Phillips
In this workshop, we'll talk about the impact these industrious little pollinators can have on your farm, and what it will take for you to start beekeeping. We’ll cover equipment, tools and protective clothing, when and where to get bees, startup costs, and how to set up a beeyard. We’ll cover working bees and a yearly overview of bee management including spring, summer, fall and winter. We’ll also cover honeybee pests and pathogens. We believe that honeybees can be a bellwether of healthy environment and an organic farm can make a perfect setting. Healthy bee, healthy me!
Intro to Organic Bees: Bees 101 and building relationships with bee keepers
Presenter: Neal Kober
Neal will discuss different concerns in the organic bee keeping realm as well as propose ideas to broaden the availability and survivability of bees and other pollinators in our landscape.
Draft Horse Primer
Presenter: Donn Hewes
Learn about purchasing, raising, and keeping draft horses and mules.