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PA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - Soil Health and Grazing Management Learning Event

PA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites conservation partners to attend a soil health and grazing management learning event on Friday, September 4, 2015 for conservation staff working directly with landowners, to be held at Wilson Land & Cattle Co. 1532 Stitzinger Road, Tionesta, PA 16353. Details are provided on the attached flyer and below, but the event is free and limited space is available, so please sign up by the 8/25 deadline!
When Sep 04, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Wilson Land & Cattle Co., Tionesta, PA
Contact Name Brittany Dittemore
Contact Phone 814-503-8653 Ext. 11

PA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites conservation partners to attend a soil health and grazing management learning event on Friday, September 4, 2015 for conservation staff working directly with landowners, to be held at Wilson Land & Cattle Co. 1532 Stitzinger Road, Tionesta, PA 16353.  Details are provided on the attached flyer and below, but the event is free and limited space is available, so please sign up by the 8/25 deadline!

Contact host for event time.

Russ Wilson, along with his wife and two children operate Wilson Land & Cattle Co, a 220 acre farm in Forest County south of Tionesta, PA.   They raise cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, and poultry by actively applying adaptive management techniques to ensure economic viability.  Intensive rotational grazing and higher stocking densities are among the more important practices used on the farm.  Livestock graze stockpiled pasture as long as weather permits in order to reduce inputs, improve soil health, maintain livestock health, and produce a high quality product.  Multi-species cover crops are used to jump-start soil biology and improve productivity. 

Special guest for the events will be Greg Brann, NRCS Grazing Lands and Soil Health Specialist in addition to being a multi-species grazier from Tennessee, who farms 320 acres of pasture using beef cows, stockers, goats and hair sheep.  Greg has authored and co-authored many publications including “Fencing for Serious Grazers” and “Meat Goats: Reproduction, Nutrition and Health” and has been featured on the television show “Out on the Land.”

For questions about the day’s agenda, please contact Tim Elder, PA NRCS Grazing Specialist, or to register before the 8/25/15 deadline contact the Headwaters RC&D Council, Attn: Brittany Dittemore at 109 N. Brady St. – 2nd Floor, DuBois, PA 15801, Phone # 814-503-8653 Ext 11; or see the website at www.headwaterspa.org

Finally, the event has been assigned 4 grazing credits for certified conservation planners, USDA/NRCS field staff will need supervisor approval to attend and if travel is needed.

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