Learn better grazing methods for health and profit

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Grazing Management (BF 231)

Improve Your Triple Bottom Line Through Better Grazing

an online course through the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project
Thurs. March 17 – April 21, 2016, with webinars each Thurs evening from 6:30-8pm
Grazing means more than simply turning livestock out onto a green area and hoping for the best. With planning and basic grazing infrastructure, you can reduce your workload, keep your animals fat and happy, and improve your soil health through grazing. In this course, you’ll learn the key concepts of successful grazing operations.
This course is designed for livestock producers who have already initiated grazing practices on their farm, and who have at least a basic knowledge of the grazing behavior of their animals and of their pasture ecosystems. Producers who do not yet have livestock are welcome to participate.
At the end of this course you will:
•    Be familiar with common grazing terminology, systems and methodology
•    Comprehend the fundamental principles of every successful    grazing system
•    Develop confidence in designing and implementing a grazing system for your farm, or enhancing an existing grazing operation
•    Know how to monitor, evaluate and refine the grazing system
Brett Chedzoy, forestry and agriculture educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County.  Brett and his family also own and operate Angus Glen Farms, LLC in Watkins Glen, NY – a 300- acre grazing operation that raises grass-fed beef.
Steve Gabriel, Agroforestry Specialist with the Cornell Small Farms Program, author of Farming the Woods, and co-owner of Wellspring Forest Farm, which raises pastured lamb and duck.
plus special guests.

Steve Gabriel

Steve is an Extension Specialist focused on specialty mushroom production and agroforestry. Throughout his career, Steve has taught thousands of people about the ways farming and forestry can be combined to both benefit the ecology and economies of small farms.  He is also a farmer, author, hiker, and musician.

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