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

Pasture Management and Rotational Grazing

September 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Clover Springs Farm
234 Ragged Hill Rd
West Brookfield, MA
Cost:

NOFA/Mass Member - $35 Non-member - $45 (Member walk-in: $40 Non-member walk-in: $50)

 

How can you improve your pastures and soils while also increasing the size of your herd?  

Rotational grazing is a system that mimics the ecology of natural grasslands. By rotating large herds through fenced off portions of your pastures, your cattle will eat more tender grass, gain more weight faster, AND sequester considerable amounts of carbon in the soil. But to accomplish these goals requires a well-designed plan.

In this workshop, organic grass-based cattle farmer Matt Koziol will teach us how he manages his pastures through rotational grazing. He’ll explain how to know the stocking capacity of your pastures and how to rotate your animals through those pastures. Matt will take us out onto his pastures to discuss the growth cycles of pasture plants and discuss their relationships with cattle nutrition. This workshop will also include a tour of Matt’s certified-organic grass-fed beef farm and livestock facilities

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About the Instructor:

Matthew Koziol the farmer at Clover Spring Farm, where he raises 150 high quality Devon and Devon/Angus cattle. All of his animals are 100% organic and grass-fed. Read more about Clover Springs Farm here.

Registration:

Pre-registration is recommended.  For more information contact Dan Bensonoff, education events organizer, at dan@nofamass.org or 860-716-5122.

Click here to register online now or click here for a mail-in registration form

This workshop is part of our Grass-Fed Cattle: Connecting Soil, Animal, and Pasture Health series.  Register for all three and save 15%. 
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