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Restoration Agriculture Lecture – Mark Shepard on profitable ecological farming

October 19th, 2015

7-9 pm

9 Training Center Ln, New Hampton, NY 10958

Mark Shepard has transformed a 106 acre degraded Wisconsin corn field into a diverse silvopasture system that mimics the ecological functions of a savannah without sacrificing productivity and profitability. In this lecture, you will learn about important ways to improve modern farming systems that combine current technology with informed ecological thinking. Using a wide variety of perennial and annual crops, animals, and innovative farming and business techniques, Mark has shown that the transition to organic is just the tip of the iceberg as far as soil health and ecological integrity is concerned. His innovative way of farming will inspire you to re-think how we should be producing our most important food crops.

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7:00 pm Introductions

7:05 pm – 8:30 pm Mark Shepard: Restoration Agriculture

8:30 pm – 9 pm Q&A session

Attendance fee is $10 per person

To register, please contact Erik Schellenberg at CCE Orange County at jk2642@cornell.edu or (845) 344-1234.

In registration, please include email, farm or organization name, address, phone number, and number of attendees.

Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact our office if you have any special needs.

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