Great Learning Opportunities Coming Up And a Job Opening

Going to conferences and workshops is always a great way to get a fresh outlook on life. You run into old friends, and meet new people with interesting ideas and operations. We always come home on fire after a good conference with long lists of things we’re excited to try. We may not get to them all, but the list is always there.

If you’re looking for some good opportunities to learn and grow, check out the On Pasture Events calendar. (To go there any time, click on the EVENTS heading in the menu bar. And, adding your event is FREE! Just click here.)

You can also check out these events that On Pasture has either attended in the past, or is part of supporting.

Southern Indiana Grazing Conference, March 7

On Pasture author Victor Shelton is one of the organizers of this event and they’ve got some great information about forages and native grasslands this year.

The Arkansas Grazing Lands Conference, March 8, Hope AR, March 9, Greenbrier AR

Kathy has spoken here in the past and you can see that this year they’re covering topics that are really valuable to farmers and ranchers. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this one.

Our Farms, Our Future – April 3 – 5, St. Louis Missouri

Kathy will be presenting at this event with Greg Judy. It’s sponsored by SARE and NCAT/ATTRA and brings together key stakeholders to talk about the trajectory of sustainable ag for the next 30 years. It includes panels, technical and issue-oriented breakout sessions, art and storytelling opportunities, long networking breaks, poster sessions, exhibitor booths and farm tours will all contribute to creating an unforgettable experience. Deadline for reduced rate early registration is February 22.

Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival, June 16 and 17

For our sheep producers, a conference that includes workshops on animal management, stockdog demonstrations, fiber classes and more. They’re still putting together their lineup, but you can learn more by checking out the 2017 festivities.

And a Job Opening

The American Bird Conservancy does an excellent job of working with ranchers on practices that are good for the bird and the herd. They’re looking for a Conservation Specialist in Buffalo, South Dakota to provide technical assistance to and develop conservation plans for ranches on private lands interested in sustainable use and management of grasslands. Click here for more information and to apply.

Wherever you are, we hope you attend some great workshops and head home refreshed and full of ideas!

Thanks for reading!

Kathy and Rachel

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