PASA Field Day - Healthy Soils, Healthy Livestock
Jun 11, 2014
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
|Where||Princeton, New Jersey|
|Contact Name||Susan Beal|
Double Brook Farm
Hopewell / New Jersey
In collaboration with Rutgers University & NOFA NJ
More details & registration coming soon!
The final agenda is in the works for this field day. Topics will encompass overall farm health and biology and will include soil dynamics, proper soil sampling techniques, weed and forage identification, forage and pasture planning for multi-species grazing, establishment of perennial feed options (including nut tree plantings), selection of stock for pasture based systems, etc.
Presenters for this event will include Jerry Brunetti (Agri-Dynamics), Joseph Heckman (Rutgers University), Bill Bamka (Burlington County Agent), Jon McConaughy (Double Brook Farm), Tom Molnar (Rutgers), Susan Beal (PASA).
Check back after April 18th for more complete details and travel information.
About the Farm & Presenters:
Double Brook Farm, created in 2004, is located in Hopewell, NJ. The farm was started primarily to raise meat animals, but has become a full-fledged meat and vegetable operation supporting a retail store and a restaurant. Currently, the farm consists of several large parcels of owned or rented land around the township and there is a plan to farm over 800 of those acres. Ultimately, the farmers hope to utilize Hopewell’s abundant land parcels designated for farm use or farmland preservation as part of our plan to provide local residents and visitors to the area with reasonably-priced, nutritious food.