17th Annual Grazing Conference Slated

CLARION – The ‘Economics of Grazing’ is this year’s theme of the 17th annual Northwest Pennsylvania Grazing Conference.

Gearld Fry  (Provided photo)

Gearld Fry (Provided photo)

Participants will learn how to evaluate and improve the soil, forage and animal components of grazing operations to make a positive economic impact. Cattleman, grass genetics expert and author from Arkansas Gearld Fry will be a featured speaker at the conference, which is scheduled for March 13 at the Zion Baptist Church in Clarion. The church is located three miles south of Interstate 80, exit 62.

Fry will talk about how to maximize the returns from your grazing operation and breed for efficient, high performance cows.

Jerry Brunetti, founder of Agri-Dynamics Inc., is an internationally acclaimed speaker and consultant who will discuss grazing, soil mineral fertility and plant biodiversity – health from the hedgerow. Other presentations include: extending the grazing season, grazing cover crops and stocker cattle management and marketing.

The Headwaters RC&D Council is still accepting registrations with the cost at $30 per person. It includes a hot buffet lunch. Conference information can be downloaded from the Headwaters RC&D Web site at www.headwaterspa.org or obtained by calling 814-503-8653.

You can mail the registration and fee payable to Headwaters RC&D Council, Attn:  Brittany Dittemore, 109 N. Brady St., Second Floor, DuBois, PA  15801.

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