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Join us at Painterland Farms for this special two-day intensive with world-renowned grazing consultant Ian Mitchell-Innes.
About the trainer: Ian Mitchell-Innes has been practicing holistic pasture management for over 20 years on his ranch in South Africa. He also works as a consultant with farmers and ranchers across the globe, helping graziers avoid costly mistakes by sharing lessons he has learned over time.
According to Ian, the easiest way to increase profit from a piece of land is to manage it the way nature would. He’ll share strategies for honing in on surface and subsurface soil health, maintaining diverse forage crops, and optimizing the timing and density of grazing.
The holistic, regenerative approach Ian teaches also keeps in mind the practical and financial constraints of running a farm business. You’ll learn how to plan for the grazing system you want, while working with what you have.
About the farm: Painterland Farms is a fourth-generation organic pastured dairy operation nestled in the beautiful hills of Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sisters Stephanie and Hayley Painter are co-owners of a value added venture using their farm’s milk in their organic skyr yogurt, which is sold nationally. Painterland also recently joined Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship as a mentor farm.
This event is supported by grants from National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NEDBIC), and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC).
Special thanks to Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, Organic Valley, PA Grazing Lands Coalition (PAGLC), and Capital RC&D for sponsoring this event.
Date & Time: Thu, May 18 : 9:00am - 5:00pm Fri, May 19 : 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Painterland Farms
908 Howland Hill Rd
Westfield, PA 16950
Event Category: Grazing, Pasa Events