COCKEYSVILLE, Md. — Join Clagett Farm manager, Michael Heller, to learn about the benefits of farmer-to-farmer networking and discuss upcoming opportunities.
The Million Acre Challenge (MAC) is pleased to bring livestock farmer and Soil Health Champion, Michael Heller, to our monthly lunch and learn session. A dozen years ago Michael and a few key farmers and Extension folks started the Maryland Grazers’ Network. The Network provides one-on-one mentoring for farmers interested in improving or beginning a grazing system with their livestock. Additionally the Network hosts a winter gathering around food to discuss informally how the grazing season has gone.
Michael has farmed the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 285-acre Clagett Farm for the past 40 years. When he first arrived, NRCS field staff said the farm had lost all its top soil down into the Bay because of the intensive tobacco and corn production. Today, pastures with cows and sheep cover most of the hilly farm, with 22 flatter acres devoted to vegetables and a native tree nursery. Join us to learn, farmer-to-farmer, why Michael’s motto for the Network is “Make new interesting mistakes!” Free.
–Future Harvest CASA