Operating with a grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation under their Green Pastures Conservation Fund, Hudson-Mohawk RC& D, along with Cornell Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring a Grazing Workshop and Pasture Walk on August 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 CR 21, Ghent, New York.
The Cool Whisper Farm is owned and operated by Matt and Lisa Schober. They raise grass-fed beef, chickens, and swine on the 150 acre farm. They also cater for events, focusing on meat production, and will be furnishing the noon meal for the event. Darrell Emmick will once again share his wealth of grazing knowledge and research. Morgan Hartman of Black Queen Angus Farm in Berlin, New York will also be there, bringing relevant information and leading discussion on how producers may be able to incorporate Silvopasture principles onto and into their forested land.
Tom Gallagher of the regional CCE Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program and Mick Bessire of Columbia-Greene CCE will present information on soil health and fertility as affected by grazing management, and present the new Cornell Soil Health Assessment Program for comprehensive soil management.
Tom, and Donna Murray of the H-M RC& D, will also present information about the new Beef Cattle Business Summary program now underway in the region.