LINEBREEDING FOR OPTIMAL FARM PRODUCTION

Level: Advanced
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

Level: Intermediate
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

Level: Intermediate
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

Level: Intermediate
Presenter: Chuck Phippen

Learn how to manage dairy for 100% Grassfed, Certified Organic production and do it profitably!


Rodale Intensive: Pastured Pork Production

Level: Intermediate
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

Level: Intermediate
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

Level: Intermediate
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

Level: Beginner
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

Level: Beginner
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

Level: Beginner
Presenter: Donn Hewes

Learn about purchasing, raising, and keeping draft horses and mules.