PASA Western Region Master Class - Exploring What Works and Opportunities for Change on a Pasture-Based Livestock Farm
Jun 23, 2012
from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||Rochester, PA / Beaver County|
|Contact Name||Alissa Matthews|
Lewis Family Farms
258 Zeigler Rd.
Registration Fee: $10 PASA Members; $15 Non-members
Lewis Family Farms, owned and operated by Jane Lewis, her son, Michael, and his wife, Elizabeth, produce all-natural grass-fed, grass- finished beef and, more recently, pastured poultry. The farm is managed without the use of pesticides or herbicides on pastures, and animals are raised without steroids, antibiotics or added hormones. Learn about the Lewis family's experience transitioning from a corn-based to a grass-based system for raising cattle, and the planning and management strategies they use to maximize the resources on their farm and develop a sustainable, diversified, and profitable agricultural business. Take a pasture walk guided by PASA Agricultural Science Advisor, Susan Beal, DVM to explore what's happening on the land and with the stock. Susan will coach the Lewis family and workshop participants through an evaluation of the farm highlighting what works, consolidating ideas, and illustrating opportunities for change.
Pre-registration required. Register here or contact 412-365-2987.
This workshop sponsored by the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative.