POTTSTOWN, Pa. — Pasture management is the key to productive pastures that last. Join Penn State Extension on a Pottstown, PA farm to sharpen your pasture management knowledge and skills.
Penn State Extension Educators Laura Kenny (equine) and Cheryl Fairbairn (livestock) will lead an evening Pasture Walk to tour a local farm and discuss ways to improve animal and environmental health on your farm by thinking about soil health, pasture and grazing management, and weed control. Be prepared for hands-on activities in pastures to sharpen your forage and weed ID skills, take soil samples and interpret results, and evaluate pastures. Representatives from the Montgomery County Conservation District and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service will also be present to answer questions about their programs for farm owners.
The program will take place on August 1, 2022 at the Mowrer Farm in Pottstown, PA from 6-8pm. The Mowrers have a small beef herd and a horse on the farm in addition to producing hay. The program is FREE, but registration is required and space is limited. You can register and find more information at this link: https://extension.psu.edu/pasture-walk-with-extension, or call 877-345-0691. The program is being offered in four other counties as well.
Water and light snacks will be provided, as well as a tool to help you evaluate your pastures. For questions about the program, please contact Laura Kenny at 484-971-6512 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for emails from Penn State Extension, visit extension.psu.edu/connect and register.
The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Penn State Extension at 1-877-345-0691 in advance of your participation or visit.
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–Laura Kenny, Penn State Extension