In response to Governor Wolf’s recommendation for social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, PASA will be postponing all in-person events currently scheduled through April 13. We will still be holding webinars as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the situation and respond as needed to protect the health and wellbeing of the PASA community.
Organic and grass-fed dairy farmer Ron Holter will present on his operation in Maryland, including his work developing grass-fed genetics for dairy and beef, and training the next generation on his farm. Cornell Small Farms dairy team leader, Fay Benson will also present, with a focus on building soil health and addressing soil compaction.
Fay Benson is the Small Dairy Educator with Cortland County Cornell Coop Extension. After 20 years as a dairy farmer, Fay sold his organically certified dairy herd in 2003 to work with Cornell’s Extension service. His responsibilities include Statewide Dairy Grazing Specialist, New York Organic Dairy Program, New York Soil Health Trainer, and Education Coordinator New York Dairy Grazing Apprentice.
Ron Holter is a fifth-generation dairy farmer in Frederick County, Maryland. Ron transitioned his family’s dairy to organic 20 years ago, and now manages a 100 percent grass-fed herd. He also breeds and sells grass-fed genetics from his own herd. Ron’s son, Adam, works alongside his father and is in-line to be the sixth-generation owner/operator of the family farm.
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This event has been postponed.