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PASA Education Event - Fertility and Forage in the Grazing Dairy

May 17, 2017 Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
Location
  Kauffman Organic Dairy Farm
  149 Dairy Lane
  Ulster, PA 18880 
Fertility and Forage
Date & Time
  Wednesday, May 17
  11am-2pm
Cost
  Free to Members
  Free to Non-members
This event is presented in partnership with PAGLC. Click the image to learn more.PAGLC
Event Description
Join PASA and organic dairy farmer Richard Kauffman at his farm in Ulster, PA, on Wednesday, May 17, for a pasture walk focusing on managing pasture and crop fields to create quality forage and healthy cows. Richard has been grazing intensively for over 20 years, combining his herd’s grass diet with organic small grain and corn that he also grows. As part of the event, Richard will talk about his paddock layout and lane design, and how he works with wet ground in a grazing system.

Joining Richard on the walk will be his son, Josiah, who is stepping into a managerial role on the dairy this year. Richard’s herd has always been registered Holsteins, but Josiah brings with him a herd with mostly Jersey genetics. Talking about transition, and the view ahead for the farm, will occur. The event will begin with the walk and conclude with lunch at the barn.
Registration will be open from 1/28/2017 to 5/16/2017 at noon.
Speaker & Host Information
Farmer Mike Ahlert, along with his wife, Charis Lindrooth, are the owners of Red Earth Farm. Red Earth Farm’s CSA program was ten years old in 2016 and consists over 600 members.

Farm Manager Kim Butz joined the Red Earth team in 2016, in part to help the farm navigate the regulatory aspects of their Harmonized GAP-certification. Kim has a background in agriculture, as well as the natural gas industry, which served as a good training ground in learning to work with government agencies and regulatory compliance.

Brenda Sheaffer is the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Fruit/Vegetable Commodity Program Supervisor. She has worked with Red Earth regarding their Harmonized GAP certification, and has performed many inspections and consultations with farms around GAP, in general.
FAQ
Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Call (215) 804-4731 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
Sorry, there is no scholarship for this specific event.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
This event will be outside, so dress accordingly.
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (215) 804-4731 or aaron@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
Registrant Information



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