The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Raising 100% Grass-Fed Beef

Ridge Shinn
Saturday, 11 May 2013 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
East Quabbin Land Trust
120 Ridge Road
Hardwick, MA

$40 NOFA members; $50 non-members

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This workshop presents the benefits for the bovine, the human, the land, and the world of raising beef on a 100% grass diet. Participants will gain appreciation for details of producing consistently high-quality beef. Topics include genetics, management, grass, harvest, and handling.  The morning features a lecture with photos. The afternoon features hands-on demonstration (bring your boots).  (This workshop is co-sponsored by East Quabbin Land Trust.)

Instructor: Ridge Shinn is a pioneer in the modern grass-farming movement. Ridge’s core expertise is in evaluating live cattle for performance on a grass only diet; picking cattle, breeding cattle, and raising cattle for the 100% grass-fed market.

This workshop is one in a series of workshops on raising animals. To view additional offerings, click here.

Registration Details

  • Pre-registration is required unless arranged by phone with the organizer, Ben Grosscup, cell: 413-658-5374.
  • Cancellations will be honored and refunds issued (minus a 15% processing fee) with notice made within 10 days of the workshop. After that, you may designate someone else to attend in your stead, but refunds will not be available.
  • Contact: Ben Grosscup, 413-658-5374. By email,; put “Animal Husbandry” in subject

Map of NOFA/Mass 2013 Animal Husbandry Workshop Series

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