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2018-03-23 01:00 pm

Improving the Bottom Line Through Integrating Grazing in the Modern Dairy | Webinar (on-line)

Join farmer Matt Bomgardner, of Blue Mountain View dairy farm, as he discusses the economics and logic behind various management decisions on his third generation dairy farm in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Once a primarily confined operation, Matt and his family have worked to incorporate more grazing into their management systems at Blue Mountain View, with the goal of creating a more resilient farm operation. Matt and his family have been working with a profit team since 2011, and the farm is currently in the process of obtaining its organic registration.

During this presentation, Matt will give a basic history and profile of the farm, followed by a discussion of topics such as labor efficiencies, production income versus expenses, and herd genetics and grazing tactics, including maximizing stocking rates. Joining the conversation will be Duane Hertzler, a longtime grazier and member of Matt's profit team.

Following the presentation, participants will be encouraged to ask their own questions and engage in a conversation about keeping farms secure and profitable, even in challenging times.

This webinar is free. For more information and to register, visit pasafarming.org, or contact Aaron de Long at (484) 680-3778; aaron@pasafarming.org

Join the meeting on-line or by phone:
On-line at: joinme/PASAmeeting

                        For audio, you can use your computer’s microphone and speaker, or call:

                     

(202) 602-1295; Access #: 161-466-523#
If you choose to use the call-in number, please mute your computer audio!