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  • June 25, 2024 6:00 pm to December 5, 2024 3:30 pm
  • Georgia Lewis
  • 902-670-9655

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Pasture Walk Series

June 25, 2024 6:00 pm to December 5, 2024 3:30 pm
June 25, 2024

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Katie Trottier

(902)-324-8306

ktrottier@perennia.ca

Pasture Walk Series

June 25, 2024 6:00 pm to December 5, 2024 3:30 pm
June 25, 2024

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This event is being held as part of the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) program. The goals of the program are to encourage on-farm sequestration of carbon and reduction in greenhouse gases through the implementation of improved nitrogen management, enhanced cover crop adoption, and the normalization of rotational grazing. For more info on the OFCAF program, please visit ofcaf.perennia.ca


Date

June 25, 2024 to December 5, 2024


Session Description

Come out for an insider look into local farm operations and community pastures throughout the province. Beef, sheep, poultry, hog producers and agronomists are encouraged to join! Are you interested in learning more about rotational grazing and improving pasture quality for your grazing livestock? The pasture walk extension topics will include soil health, rotational grazing, early season management, water management, multispecies grazing and more.

NEW DATES ADDED! Register today and join us on our 2024 Pasture Walks.


Event Details

June 25, 2024 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Pasture: Out to Pasture Farm with Kevin Veinotte (Beef, sheep, poultry, ducks)
Location: 300 Mossman Station Road, Midville Branch, Nova Scotia
Topics Covered: Early season management, riparian health and tile drainage.

July 25, 2024 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Pasture: Dave MacHatties Beef Farm
Location: 691 Brooklyn Road, Annapolis Count, 2 km NW off the 101 HWY
Topics Covered: Minerals, forage, chain harrowing fields and frost seeding.

August 1, 2024 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  

Pasture: Websters Farm, Annapolis Valley First Nations with Jordan Eyamie and Colin Hirtle 
Location: 5859 Highway 1, Cambridge, Nova Scotia
Topics Covered: Land Swap in action, land swap concepts, planning, setting up pasture/grazing plan and fencing supplies. In part with the Living Laboratories, Websters farm and local ranchers.    

August 26, 2024 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Pasture: Holdanca Farms with John Duynisveld. (Beef, sheep, hog, poultry)
Location: 12628 Hwy 6, Wallace, Nova Scotia
Topics Covered: Multi-species grazing, shelter belts and buffer strips.

September 26, 2024 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Pasture: Maple Brook Community Pasture with Claire Sampson-MacDonald (beef)
Location: Maple Brook Rd (intersect with Mason Rd), Maple Brook, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Topics Covered: Transitioning to rotational grazing and everything water (ponds, fencing out water, watering systems). 

October 7, 2024 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM 

Guest Speaker: Greg Judy
Greg and his wife, Jan, raise cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, and mushrooms on 1620 acres of owned and leased land in Rucker, Missouri. They aim to grow healthy soil and animals while mimicking nature. Gregs ethos is more than just moving livestock, its about mental health techniques, mentorship, and embracing dreams. Greg is the author of three books, and travels throughout North America to help other farmers and ranchers achieve their own success through workshops, speaker sessions, and literature.
Pasture: Dan Thompson (AM) and Cape John Community Pasture (PM). Lunch provided by CALP.
Topics Covered: Special guest Greg Judy from Green Pastures Farm in Missouri will be sharing his knowledge on rotational grazing management.

Itinerary:
10:30 AM: Pasture walk at Dan Thompson’s with Dan and Greg Judy on Grass finished beef
12:30 PM: Lunch by CALP at Cape John Community Pasture
1:30 PM: Pasture walk with Greg Judy at Cape John Community Pasture

October 8, 2024 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Location: 7 Longspell Road Rd 2, Canning, Nova Scotia
Afternoon Session: Pasture Walk at Oak View Farm with Kevin Graham and special guest Greg Judy.

October 8, 2024 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Location: Port Williams Fire Hall
Evening Session: Special guest Greg Judy, from Green Pastures Farm in Missouri, will be sharing his knowledge on rotational grazing management.

October 26, 2024 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Pasture: Kleiner Farms with Evan Kleiner
Location: 211 Dayton Road, North Chegoggin, Nova Scotia
Topics Covered: Late season grazing and bale grazing

December 5, 2024 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Pasture: South River Ranch with Ryan McCarron
Location: 5161 Dunmore Road, Lower South River, Nova Scotia
Topics Covered: Late season grazing, cover crop grazing and drone seeding cover crops.


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Registration is required. Registration closes one day before each session. There is no cost to attend. 

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    Georgia Lewis 
    Phone: 902-670-9655 
    Email: glewis@perennia.ca 

    Katie Trottier
    Phone: 902-896-0277e
    Email: ktrottier@perennia.ca