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September 2018

September 12-13, 2018
Grass-Fed Workshop and Pasture Walk: Lessons we can Learn from the Pasture
Green Heron Growers, Sherman (Chautauqua County), NY

Joining us will be renowned pasture consultant Sarah Flack, Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines, Ruminant Nutritionist for Organic Valley/ CROPP, Steve Gabriel with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute and Jonathan Zeiset, Zeiset Ag Consulting. This event will be an in-depth look at pasture forages and how to create diversity in your pasture while supplying your animals with the proper nutrition for increased weight gains in beef and increasing milk components in your milk. Our emphasis will be on building high quality, low cost forages, increasing the diversity in the forage selection and building the microbial population in your soils. We also plan to look at ways to improving your net income by utilizing all of your pasture resources including the use of “silvopasture” woodland grazing. The Heron facilities offer patrons the opportunity to camp in our spacious 300 plus acres of woodlands or open meadow camper friendly areas. For more details on this workshop, go to: or call Steve at 716-720-3695.

September 19, 2018
Southeast PA Graziers’ Full day Meeting with Alan Savory
Martindale Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, PA 17522

Savory will be telling his life story and sharing with us how and why the principles of holistic resource management make sense for the world we live in today. This will be an opportunity to catch the vision from one of the founders of the Holistic Resource Movement. Alan Savory was catapulted to the front line position on this subject when he gave a TED (Technology, Education and Design) Talk in 2013, entitled, ‘How to Fight Desertification and Reverse Climate Change’. Registration, which includes lunch, is $75.00 and you can send a check to Lancaster Co. Graziers, 1142 Gap Road, Kinzers, PA 17535. If you have questions, please call or text Roman Stoltzfoos at 717-278-1070. We are expecting a large crowd, so please register early.

September 21-23, 2018
MOFGA Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, Maine

MOFGA's premier event celebrating rural living, the fair is three full days of educational talks and demonstrations, entertainment, delicious Maine-grown organic food and products from local artisans. For more information, visit Want to volunteer? Contact

September 27-28, 2018
Tools for Survival: Weathering the Current Dairy Crisis While Maintaining Organic Integrity
The 18th Annual NODPA Field Days
Yarrowsburg Mennonite Church, Knoxville, Maryland

The NODPA Field Days will feature 2 farm tours, workshops and keynote speaker, Mark Kastel. Please see the article in this newsletter or visit for more information. For sponsorship and tradeshow opportunities, contact NODPA Field Days Coordinator, Nora Owens at 413-772-0444 or











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