“From Service to Stewardship” New Farmer Training May 20-21, Remington, VA

The Livestock Conservancy is excited to announce an upcoming training event for all farmers who are interested in farming with Heritage breeds.  This workshop also has helpful information for beginning farmer Veterans.

From Service to Stewardship” will take place May 20-21, in Remington, VA.
Full details and online registration are located at:
http://www.livestockconservancy.org/index.php/what/internal/veterans-workshop

–Unique on-farm training at 4 different farms–

Lakota Ranch is a model for organic and grass-based beef operation and home of the grass based bull test. (Red Devon cattle)

Old Gjerpen Farm uses mixed rotational grazing practices, careful selection and line-breeding to produce top quality breeding animals, meat, and fleeces. (Leicester Longwool sheep and Milking Devon cattle)

Hock-Newberry Farm is an organically-managed, multi-species, rotational-grazing farm. They will discuss secrets of multi-species grazing, lowering the costs of top quality inputs, using low-cost electric fencing to make the most of rented land, and direct marketing. (American Guinea Hog, Nubian goats)

Ayrshire Farm uses Certified Humane®, organic, sustainable farming methods. (Shire horses, Scottish Highland cattle, Ancient White Park cattle, Gloucestershire Old Spots hogs, and several breeds of free-range chickens, turkeys, and ducks)

2 Day Workshop Topics Include

  • Demonstrations and Networking
  • Poultry Processing, breeding, husbandry
  • Scything
  • Rotational Grazing and pasture management
  • Tractor Selections
  • Milking and Oxen
  • Fence building
  • Getting started

Questions or comments regarding this workshop may be directed to:
Alison Martin
Executive Director, Livestock Conservancy
(919) 542-5704 Ext. 105
amartin@livestockconservancy.org

 

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