Whole Farm Planning for Graziers Workshop

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April 18th, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Algoma Freshwater Coalition Meeting Room
9154 Hwy 17 E. Bruce Mines, ON (Across from the Shell Gas Station)
Fee: $15 includes lunch, pasture planning kit, handouts & demonstrations.
Speakers: Ben Bartlett, DVM & Saul Fraleigh, RAIN
15 spaces available, so please RSVP with Saul Fraleigh by Apr 13, 2015
Contact: Saul Fraleigh
, 705-942-7927 x3034 sfraleigh@ssmic.com

This day long workshop will provide participants with new ideas for their grazing systems and further develop knowledge and skills to make their grazing programs more effective.

Learn from grazing expert Ben Bartlett who will inspire you to begin making the soil and livestock work harder for you by applying knowledge of plant physiology, soil health and practical grazing tips and techniques.

The second part of the workshop will involve Saul Fraleigh providing an overview of the modern tools available to help plan your grazing activities and pasture improvements including field mapping and grazing calculators.

Ben Bartlett, DVM. For over 30 years Ben and his wife Denise have raised sheep and stocker cattle on 900 acres in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. They have undertaken a variety of research trials and demonstrations on their property and currently are looking at the impact of grazing on soil health. Ben is retired from Michigan State University’s Extension Service as livestock educator and on the board of Holistic Management International and still involved with producer education as a grazing and low-stress livestock handling consultant.

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