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PASA Education Event - Pastured Livestock Research Group: Boosting Land and Feed Efficiency

August 28, 2017 Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
Location
  Wyebrook Farm
  150 Wyebrook Rd
  Honey Brook, PA 19344
  [Chester Co] 
Boosting Land and Feed Efficiency
Date & Time
  Wednesday, August 30
  12:30-3:00pm
  Optional farm tour to follow
Cost
  Free to Members
  Free to Non-members
Event Description
This free workshop will explore current and future project ideas for PASA’s pastured-livestock research group. Franklin Egan (PASA) will share insights from 2017 research on the land and feed conversion efficiencies of PASA livestock farms, exploring opportunities to boost productivity and profitability. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas for new research questions and projects they’d like to collaboratively explore. Brooks Miller (North Mountain Pastures) will also give a quick introduction on FarmOS, a free and powerful tool for organizing farm records and planning for the future. Bring your laptop and start using FarmOS today.

All experienced pastured livestock farmers are encouraged to attend.
Registration will be open from 8/11/2017 to 8/28/2017 at noon.
Speaker & Host Information
Franklin Egan serves as PASA’s Director of Education for the Soil Institute. With PASA’s talented team of educators, Franklin works to coordinate farmer-to-farmer learning through our conference, field days, and member networks. The team is also leading the development of formal apprenticeship programs for beginning farmers interested in diversified vegetable and grazing dairy farming. The Soil Institute also conducts farm-based research; current projects include benchmark studies on soil health, financial viability, and land and feed efficiency of PASA farms. Franklin holds a PhD in Ecology from Penn State University, and he has also worked on vegetable and dairy farms in New York and Wisconsin.

Brooks Miller has been raising livestock on pasture since 2007 with his wife Anna Santini. In 2009, they started North Mountain Pastures, a meat CSA originally selling pastured poultry and grass-fed beef to the central Pennsylvania and Washington, DC areas. They have expanded to include pork, lamb, and duck in the CSA, and provide CSA members with specialty cured meats and European-style charcuterie. Brooks also serves as vice-chair of the PASA board of directors and is a leading collaborator in the Soil Institute’s farm-based research program.
FAQ
Do you allow walk-ins?
In order to guarantee that everyone gets the most of the experience, we ask that you pre-register for this event. Call (814) 349-9856 x21 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
This event is free to everyone.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
Please bring a laptop computer or tablet, if you have one.
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.
Will food be served?
Yes, coffee and snacks will be provided.
What if I have food allergies?
After registering, please contact PASA with any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Requests made at least two weeks in advance can usually be accommodated.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Franklin Egan at (814) 349-956 x21 or franklin@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
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