Tuesday, June 28, 2022

PASA Sustainable Agriculture Hosts July 16 Trees For Your Animals & Land Workshop In Perry County

PASA Sustainable Agriculture and its partners will host a July 16 Silvopasture Workshop on Trees For Your Animals & Land at the Baken Creek Farm in Landisburg, Perry County from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join PASA at Baken Creek Farm, a small diversified vegetable and pastured livestock operation in Perry County where farmers Katie and Gray Turner will give us a tour of the silvopasture they’re establishing for their flock of Katahdin sheep.

Silvopasture is a practice that integrates trees into pastures—can help address many common problems faced by livestock producers, including heat stress, cold stress, and feed shortages. 

Austin Unruh, founder of Trees for Graziers, will walk through how you can integrate trees on pastures in a way that best suits the needs of your own animals and land. He’ll cover what varieties work best for different systems, budgeting and labor considerations, funding sources for silvopasture plantings, and much more.

Pasa’s Lucas Waybright will also explain how to get involved with Dairy Grazing Project, an initiative that can help dairy farmers transition to or improve pasture-based systems and connect with premium markets. 

Lunch will be provided by the LEAF Project, a neighboring farm with a mission of cultivating youth food system leaders.

Cost: $20 / $10 for Pasa members

This event is supported by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Trees for Graziers, and by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Click Here to register and for more information.

For more information on programs, initiatives, research, educational opportunities and how you can get involved, visit the PASA Sustainable Agriculture website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates.  Click Here to become a member.

PASA works to build a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system through education and research that directly supports farmers.

(Reprinted from the latest newsletter from PASA Sustainable AgricultureClick Here to sign up for your own copy.)

Related Articles:

-- CBF Blog: A Tree Grows In Dairy Land To Improve Land And Water

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Bringing Silvopasture To Pennsylvania

[Posted: June 28, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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