Do it right the first time! Invest in yourself in the beginning and avoid costly mistakes with your livestock and land.
Greg Judy and Ian Mitchell Innes are teaming up at Green Pastures Farms for their 14th annual spring Planned Grazing School. We have decades of experience growing new topsoil and our soil life is off the charts. Our groundwater is healthy, springs are starting to flow and wildlife are flourishing. We’ve also increased livestock numbers and they grow fat on nothing but grass.
Let us show you the steps we took to be successful. We’ll be covering all the critically important steps in implementing planned grazing and we’ll share the mistakes we’ve made along the way so you don’t have to repeat them.
Here’s what we’ve got planned:
- How to Work With Livestock to Heal Your Land and Build Your Soils: Learn the management techniques to stop giving your hard-earned money to the input folks. Ian will cover planned grazing principles in the classroom. Then Greg will show you these practices at work with daily pasture walks around Green Pastures Farm.
- Fencing and Pasture Set Up and Water Development: Your instructors will share their decades of experience with a variety of fencing products, and talk about how to minimize time and effort moving fences. You’ll also learn about water development and how to make sure livestock have the water they need.
- Cattle Management and Grass Genetics: You’ll see first hand the kind of herd you can build by paying attention to which animals work best for your operation and getting rid of those animals that don’t. Greg will also talk about their parasite and disease management practices.
- How to Build Your Operation on Leased Land: You don’t have to buy land or inherit it from your family to be a farmer or rancher. Greg will show you how to find land to lease, how to work with landowners to set up win-win contracts and show you examples of what he’s done to build his own operation.
- Silvopasture Practices to Create More Forage and Saleable Products: Pasture walks will include time talking about how Green Pastures Farm has expanded its operation by carefully removing some trees to create pastures and saleable lumber.
- Ideas to Diversify Your Operation: Green Pastures Farm raises sheep, pastured pigs and laying chickens, and brings in income from lumber, mushrooms, and an Air BnB Rental. Greg will talk about how each of these enterprises fits into their overall operation and the marketing that makes them work. Jan will be serving delicious lunches each day along with breaks & delicious homemade snacks.
- Sign up before April 15 for the best rate.
- Tuition: $800/individual plus $400/additional person for a couple.
- Repeat: $600/individual for those who have attended a Grazing School with us before.
- After April 15 tuition goes up $50 per person.