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Permalink Movable & Fixed Fencing for Livestock

August 17, 2017
La Crescent, Minnesota

Harry and Jackie Hoch and their crew use organic and biodynamic practices to produce a variety of fruit and vegetables, along with rotationally grazed hogs, chickens, geese, ducks, and sheep. They are in the midst of a three-year demonstration grant trialing livestock fencing to maintain pastured pigs in their orchards. At this MOSES Organic Field Day, Harry and Hoch orchard staff will share their experiences and some of the data collected for the project. Hugh Kraemer from K Fence will share his knowledge of fence materials and construction. The University of Minnesota Extension will also be on hand to answer questions. This event is intended for anyone who is considering rotational grazing, whether on a small hobby farm or a several-hundred-acre operation.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Exploring Innovations in Community Food Systems Webinar

August 17, 2017

This #CommunityFood webinar will highlight themes in innovation emerging among community-based organizations across Indian Country, rural communities, and cities across America. Hear from the Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems (OCIFS) and La Semilla Food Center: two organizations who exemplify this evolution in food systems change-making.

In: Online


Permalink Grass-fed Beef Intensive: Optimizing Productivity & Profitability with Jim Gerrish

August 17, 2017
East Hardwick, Vermont

At this NOFA Vermont day-long workshop, focus on the basics of grass-fed beef production, from pasture management to marketing your product. Tour the pastures at Snug Valley Farm (they raise grass-finished Holstein steers) with Jim discussing management intensive grazing from stocking rate to rest periods. Then, move to Shat Acres Farm in Greensboro (they raise grass-finished Highland Cattle) and take a look with Jim at how they manage their pastures.

In: Northeast SARE Region



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