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Pasture Management and Soil Health Field Tour 2

Thursday, June 12, 2014 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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 2:  Thursday, June 12, 3:30 - 8:00 PM.  Two farms will be features at this workshop. We will have a location near Corvallis where you can meet for transportation.  Our first stop will be Goodfoot Farm where Beth Hoinaki and Adam Ryan utilize chickens, geese and sheep for nutrient and vegetation management as part of their diversified farm. They also use horse-power for some of their farm work and have recently installed an all-weather paddock as a tool for protecting pastures when soils are saturated. Goodfoot Farm produces certified organic vegetables, berries and other fruit for local retail markets. The next farm will also be where we share in dinner and discussion.  Jack Noble of Lone Star Farm will talk about his grazing system on dryland pastures for his beef stocker operation.  We will also hike to his hilltop meadow planted with native plants and managed with livestock later in the summer. Register here for Tour 2

Chrissy Lucas
chrissy.lucas at oregonstate.edu
Ext Benton County Office
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