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Multispecies Grazing: Management Techniques & Animal Care [CRAFT]

July 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Learn how to manage a multi-species grazing system, including implementing succession grazing techniques and caring for each animal species from start to finish, at Deep Roots Valley.

Deep Roots Valley directly markets its product to consumers and restaurants. Over the past seven years, owners and operators Will and Kelly Smith have worked to convert their fifth-generation family farm from a conventional crop operations to a multispecies grazing operation. They intensively graze approximately 60 head of beef cattle, pasture raise 2,000 laying hens, pasture 5,000 broilers, and finish 15 pigs on their 150-acre farm in Berks County.

Speaker information

Will and Kelly both worked in the restaurant industry before returning to Kelly’s family farm. From the start, Will and Kelly have aspired to revamp the farm to raise the healthiest food possible to feed their family and surrounding community.

Additional information

  • Space is limited. Attendees must register in advance for this event to reserve their spot.
  • This is a CRAFT event. CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) events are designed for aspiring and beginning farmers, but can nonetheless provide valuable opportunities for experienced farmers to glean insights from their peers.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Aaron de Long, by email at aaron@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x25.

Multispecies Grazing: Management Techniques & Animal Care [CRAFT]

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Date: Wed, July 11, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Deep Roots Valley
1047 Irish Creek Road
Mohrsville, PA 19541

Cost: Free Register Now

Event Category: PASA Events