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Improving the Bottom Line through Integrating Grazing, in the Modern Family Dairy (Webinar)

March 23 2018 Improving the Bottom Line through Integrating Grazing, in the Modern Family Dairy

Event Overview
Improving Bottom Line with Grazing
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Date & Time
  Friday, March 23
  1pm - 2:30pm 

Cost
  Free

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Event Description
Join farmer Matt Bomgardner, of Blue Mountain View dairy farm, as he discusses the economics and logic behind various management decisions on his third generation dairy farm in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.  
Once a primarily confined operation, Matt and his family have worked to incorporate more grazing into their management systems at Blue Mountain View, with the goal of creating a more resilient farm operation. Matt and his family have been working with a profit team since 2011 in honing their management skills at Blue Mountain View, and the farm is currently in the process of obtaining its organic registration. 

During this presentation, Matt will give a basic history and profile of the farm, followed by a discussion of topics such as labor efficiencies, production income versus expenses, and herd genetics and grazing tactics, including maximizing stocking rates. Joining the conversation will be Duane Hertzler, a longtime grazier and member of Matt's profit team. 

Following the presentation, participants will be encouraged to ask their own questions and engage in a conversation about keeping farms secure and profitable, even in challenging times. 

This webinar is a good opportunity for those looking to begin or increase grazing strategies within their dairy operation to gain a better understanding of both the challenges and benefits of these practices, and to ask questions of farmers who have been through the process of transitioning into grazing. Current graziers will also benefit from this profile of a grazing dairy that has worked hard on understanding the numbers behind their management decisions.
Speaker & Host Information
Matt Bomgardner is a third generation dairy farmer in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Years ago, Matt was central in helping to integrate more grazing into his family’s dairy operation, and eventually led the process of transitioning the farm to organic. Matt currently works with a profit team, in helping guide management decisions at Blue Mountain View farm; he is also the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Grazing Lands Coalition.
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Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (814) 349-9856 x25 or aaron@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
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