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Pasture Management and Soil Health Field Tour 3

Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:00 PM - 8:30 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 3: Thursday, June 26, 4:00 - 8:30 PM.  Common Treasury Farm is located in very rural Benton County, in the Lobster Valley area.  Van transportation will be provided from the Corvallis area. Garth Kahl and Angela Wartes-Kahl operate a 17 acre organic farm located in the Coastal Range.  They grow mixed vegetables, berries, herbs, have an orchard and are working to integrate livestock into their farming systems for nutrient management and for meat production.  They raise sheep, milking goats, laying hens, a team of oxen and American Guinea hogs.  This tour will cover many topics including how to utilize multi-species grazing (with ruminants, hogs and poultry) in an organic farming sytem to improve pasture health and soil quality.  During a break and discussion, we will have dinner together.  Register here for Tour 3 

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