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Foraging for alternatives-Taking a fresh look at Soybeans and Sorghum

By   /  July 31, 2019  /    /  No Comments

This field event is intended to provide a comparison of forage crops and to examine the soil they are growing in-USDA NRCS Soil Scientists will offer soil information relevant to the site and Cornell field crop team members will address the key points of forage crops-from planter set up to harvest issues.

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Silvopasturing when Planning for Profit with Livestock

By   /  May 15, 2018  /    /  No Comments

Speaker and farm owner, Joe Orefice, a Cornell Natural Resource Specialist, will be presenting field management techniques as he demonstrates how to evaluate a forested area for timber and as a feed source for livestock.  Participants will be walking with Joe as he identifies plants and trees, and shows how a working silvopasture plan can bring […]

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Lessons Learned From a NY Farmer Heading to Year Round Grazing

By   /  October 26, 2015  /  Grazing Management  /  3 Comments

Is year-round grazing possible in the rugged hill country of Steuben County? John Burns thinks so and is putting a lot of planning and effort to do so. John along with wife, Anne, and their children get this optimism from using a technique known as mob grazing. “We see it as a way to be […]

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Free Grazing Chart Makes the Difference in Drought

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  3 Comments

Troy Bishopp has been using grazing charts in managing his farm for the last three years. Here he describes how this $4 tool helped him survive the 2012 drought. You’ll also find links to grazing charts created to meet a variety of needs so you can pick the one that works best for you.

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