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Road tripping once again! | Conservation Conversations

If following the white lines of the freeway is your style, then check out the following programs!

Agriculture

Spring Beef Week Wednesday, March 19 6- 9 pm

Adirondack Meat Company 30 Commerce Drive Ticonderoga NY

Topics: Peter Ward will provide a tour of the new slaughterhouse for farmers and describe the types of animals that he will purchase. Mike Baker will discuss Artificial Insemination (including synchronization and heat signs) advantages and disadvantages, Bull fertility checks, Feeding minerals. Peter Hagar will discuss handling facilities.

Speakers: Mike Baker NYS Beef Specialist, Peter Hagar CCE Clinton Co, and Peter Ward of Adirondack Meat Co.

Preregister with Anita Deming 962-4710 ext. 409 or 0 ald6@cornell.edu

• 3rd Annual Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference

Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY March 7, 2014

Join us at one of the nation’s leading organic dairy and field crop conferences!

Keynote Speaker Gary Zimmer, president of Midwestern BioAg, will discuss how to build healthy sustainable soils for your farm.

We offer three different workshop tracks--Business Management, Dairy, and Field Crops--and a total of 12 workshops.

Workshops Include:

Raising Healthy Calves and Replacements for Organic Dairy with Dr Guy Jordarski

Wheat: Systems for Success with David Smith of Log City Milling & Lake Distilling

Keeping “Family” in the Family Farm with Mike & Gayle Thorpe of Thorpe’s Organic Family Farm

Registration is only $60 and includes a delicious lunch prepared from food donated from local organic farms.

• Grasstravaganza 2014: Pasture Soil Health Creates Wealth – Thursday to Saturday, July 17 - 19 – Morrisville State College, Morrisville - Speakers include Ray Archuleta, the NRCS “soil guy” from North Carolina, Jerry Brunetti of Agri-Dynamics, and Jim Gerrish, former University of Missouri researcher, writer, and now cattle rancher and consultant from Idaho. A Thursday evening dinner will kick-off the conference, and tours will be held on both Friday and Saturday afternoons. Visit http://grasstravaganza.morrisville.edu for updates on the conference agenda and registration.

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