2018 Western PA Grazing Conference
March 21 - 22 2018, 1:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Trinity Point Church of God | Clarion, PA
The conference will focus on many aspects of improving low input grazing systems. Sessions will cover topics such as brood cow efficiency and nutrition, how soil health and profitability are related, extending the grazing season, marketing opportunities, health and economics of grass finished meat and developing and implementing grazing leases. Two keynote speakers Teddy Gentry and Greg Judy bring a wealth of knowledge gained through experience in tuning and evaluating the many pieces of a grazing system to maximize functionality and profitability. Gentry will share his insights into breeding cattle to fit environmental conditions along with how grazing management has benefitted his beef cattle operation. Gentry owns and operates the Bent Tree Cattle Co., located near Fort Payne, AL. Greg wrote a book, entitled “NO RISK RANCHING, Custom Grazing On Leased Land”, which gives a complete breakdown on the methods they used to build their operation of 1,600 acres from scratch.
Other sessions will include; Meg Grzeskiewicz - Generating cash flow in cow-calf operations, Tara Felix - Advance nutrition in beef cows, Jessica Williamson - Extending your grazing season, Ron Gargasz - Health benefits grass finished beef, Aaron Miller - The economics of marketing grass-fed beef, Russ Wilson - Nutrient recycling in adaptive grazing systems, Melanie Barkley - Winter feed budgets...how much of what?, Gary Gilmore - Charcoal; helping your livestock and building soil, and Local Farmers - Dawson Dibbern, George Gaffron, Gary Yeaney.
Registration - $85 for 2-days & evening session, $45 for 1-day only (Continental Breakfast & Lunch included).Registration deadline 3/14/18. Bonus evening session with Greg Judy on March 21 $20. To Register or for more information visit Headwaters RC&D. | 814-503-8653 or www.headwaterspa.org.