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2017-08-01 10:00 am - 2017-08-01 02:00 pm

Summer Annuals in the Grazing Mix | Little Crick Farm, Stevensville, PA

Join Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) and dairy farmer John Meglich at his Little Crick Farm on Tuesday, August 1, for a tour of John’s 100% grass-fed, certified organic dairy farm. During the tour, John will focus on his use of summer annuals in his grazing system, especially the use of corn.

John has been experimenting with grazing corn for years and has developed both no-till and conventional tillage systems for incorporating this high tonnage forage into his grazing regime. In addition to corn, he has also experimented with grazing annuals such as turnips, oats, and cow peas, sometimes combining more than one of these crops in the same planting. Challenges and benefits of these techniques will be explored, and this year’s early plantings will be assessed. The tour will conclude with a BBQ lunch at the farmhouse.

Little Crick Farm has about 80 cows and 120 acres of pasture, with another 200 acres in hay. This is an excellent event for the experienced grazier, as well as the beginner and those curious. This event is free, but registration is expected for an accurate lunch count. See this LINK or go to pasafarming.org , or call 814-349-9856 to register.

Further questions should contact Aaron de Long at aaron@pasafarming.org

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