Three field tours will be offered in May and June that focus on managing pastures for livestock and soil health. The farms hosts will discuss the power of fencing, rotational grazing,
wintertime management, manure collection and composting and other tools that help provide quality feed for animals and protect the natural resources that make their farms productive. Different
farms will be featured on each tour.
The cost per tour is $10 which includes a light dinner, transportation or carpooling options and class materials. Each tour is limited to 25 participants.
Tour 1: Thursday, May 22, 5:00 - 8:00 PM. This workshop will begin at the Mary's River Grange in Philomath, OR. While you eat
dinner, Melissa Fery, OSU Extension Service will provide a short presentation about pasture and grazing management. Afterwards we will visit and tour Ryan Cheeke's beef operation. In the
field we will see and discuss grazing management through the seasons, rotational grazing, wintertime feeding areas, manure collection and composting, a structured watering system, and riparian
buffer plantings. Register here for Tour 1