Educated Cows and Sheep Eat Weeds
This one-day, Oregon City workshop, based on Fred Provenza’s principles, tells you how to train cows/sheep to eat weeds (like Canada thistle, which is nutritious as alfalfa!). Consultant Kathy Voth from Colorado will teach the workshop.
Aug 24, 2012
from 10:00 am to 03:00 pm
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Clackamas Co. SWCD is holding a great workshop on training cows or sheep to eat weeds (like Canada thistle and others!)
We are bringing in consultant Kathy Voth from Colorado who has taught all over the country and will teach landowners this cutting edge grazing tool to eat weeds. This is an especially useful workshop for sustainable farms with challenging weeds.
Train Livestock to Eat Weeds!
When: Friday, August 24, 2012
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Oregon City fire station conference room, 624 7th Street
Cost: $50 PER FARM (Each farm can have 2 people) includes lunch
Livestock for Landscapes Consultant Kathy Voth has trained livestock to eat our most problematic weeds throughout the United States. The process uses Fred Provenza’s research on cow behavior at Utah State University.
When you leave the workshop you will:
- Have an individualized plan for your farm, animals and particular weeds
- Understand the science to teach animals to eat nutritious, not toxic weeds
- Receive the book and DVD "Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds"
- Have Kathy to answer any questions after the workshop as you train animals
Registration includes lunch.
Your $50 payment made out to the Clackamas Co. Soil and Water Conservation District reserves your spot. To register, send a completed form and check to the address on the attached form. This workshop is sponsored by the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District.
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