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Roots of Resilience: Rejuvenating Grasslands through Grazing Management
Grazing Conference to create resilience, improve production, increase profit and enhance quality of life
Learn about grazing management from experienced and informed ranchers and researchers on May 6, 2015 at a spring grazing conference to be held at the Washington Family Ranch near Antelope, Oregon. The conference will be followed by two concurrent one-day workshops on May 7, 2015 – Monitoring Grasslands and Holistic Planned Grazing.
This two-day program is being co-sponsored by Washington Family Ranch (WFR), Country Natural Beef (CNB) and the Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management (PNCHM).
Dr. Richard Teague of Texas A & M is the keynote speaker for the conference. The focus of Teague’s research is identifying management practices that regenerate grasslands and sustain the people depending on the land. His studies show higher profits, healthier ecosystems and more resilient rural communities from multi-paddock grazing compared to continuous grazing.
Two breakout tracks during the conference will provide opportunities to hear about:
- Water Quality and Riparian Management
- Resilience, Recovery and Planning for Drought and Fire
- Improving Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration
- Planned Grazing for Profit and Productivity
- Rangeland Monitoring and Plant Identification
Speakers will include ranchers from both Oregon and Washington who will share their experiences in creating resilience in their operation using planned grazing. Other presenters will include agency representatives with information about current programs and services for landowners and graziers. For a copy of the full program see www.pnchm.org.
Registration for the conference and workshops begins immediately.
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1359906. Questions? Call (360) 220-5103, or (509) 629-1671